“I’ve at all times needed to have my very own model, however I assumed I’d begin with swimsuits since I grew up in Puerto Rico and a lot of my life is spent on the seashore. However then I began working with a neighborhood jewellery firm and realized how you can create my very own designs. I’m impressed by the ocean, the sand, and the seashells, and there have been sure items that I needed for myself that I didn’t see anyplace. That’s how Diciembre Veintinueve began. We’ve grow to be identified for our solar necklace—I’ve somewhat obsession with sunsets. I’ve truly seen lots of people sporting it throughout nights out.
Going out in Puerto Rico is intense as a result of it’s so sizzling. You actually need to plan out what you’re going to do together with your hair and what you’re going to put on so that you’re comfy. An evening out for me normally means going to a bar; I’m not into fancy locations. In San Juan we have now La Placita de Santurce, however it’s somewhat bit too touristy, so I attempt to get away from it. There’s Calle Loíza and Calle Cerra, that are streets with a variety of bars which are all inside strolling distance. There’s the place extra of the locals go—however you must converse Spanish or the bartenders will know you’re not from right here. I really like this little bar referred to as La Chilleria. They placed on excellent music—if you wish to ask for a music, they’ll play it, too—however you’ll be able to’t go together with too many individuals as a result of it’s very small. Oh, and so they have hookah. It could get somewhat wild there, so if I would like extra of a chill evening, I’ll go to La Disquera. They’ve a variety of vinyls. On Calle Loíza, there’s a spot referred to as Roofyard. It’s on a rooftop and so they have nice drinks.
Each skincare product I exploit was really helpful by my dermatologist. I don’t at all times know what it’s doing actually, but when she tells me to do it, I do it. So after I’m on the point of placed on make-up, I at all times seize the identical three merchandise: Alastin Restorative Pores and skin Advanced, Alastin Extremely Mild Moisturizer, and SkinCeuticals Phyto A+ Brightening Therapy Light-weight Moisturizer. Hydration is at all times the purpose. The identical goes for my physique as a result of I’m at all times within the solar and it may possibly get a bit dry. The Vaseline Intensive Care Nourishing Moisture Lotion is so good. It leaves my pores and skin very glowy and makes it look very wealthy. For an additional glow, I prefer to layer Baja Zen’s Coco Glow Physique Glow Oily. Somebody gave it to me for my birthday lately. It smells superb, form of like coconut and pineapple. You odor like a strolling piña colada, in a great way. [Laughs]
Primer is crucial in Puerto Rico. Milk Make-up’s Hydro Grip Gripping Primer is nice—your make-up doesn’t budge in any respect. If I overlook to use it, I’ll wash my face and begin over. I don’t care if I’m late.
I like to combine Drunk Elephant’d D-Bronzi Anti-Air pollution Sunshine Drops with the Haus Labs Triclone Pores and skin Tech Basis—I exploit shade 200 Mild Medium Impartial—particularly if I’m somewhat tan. The inspiration feels so mild in your pores and skin and also you don’t want a variety of it, so it by no means feels cakey. I’ve zero complaints. For bronzer, I like to make use of the Make-up by Mario Comfortable Sculpt Shaping Stick in Medium. I prefer to put on it on my brow and generally on my neck. Actually, I don’t know if I’m utilizing it accurately, but when it appears good, I assume it really works. [Laughs]
I exploit blush to make it appear to be I acquired a sunburn, so I put it on my cheeks, beneath my eyes and on my brow. These are the areas that get shade after I go to the seashore, and I’m at all times making an attempt to recreate the look. Like, I need to appear to be I left the seashore, took a shower, after which simply walked out. Patrick Ta’s Main Headlines Crème & Powder Blush Duo in She’s Blushing is my go-to. I truly prefer to mix it with my concealer. More often than not, I solely use concealer to cowl up spots, however I would put on extra if I’m going to a membership and it’ll be an extended evening. I went on a journey looking for one of the best one, and I landed on Make-up by Mario’s SurrealSkin Awakening Concealer. It’s so creamy and doesn’t crease. I exploit shade 200 Mild Medium Impartial. Then I set it with the powder from Patrick Ta’s Main Sculpt Crème Contour & Powder Bronzer Duo. I normally have She’s Sculpted round. After that, I like Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless End Setting Powder in shade 1 Truthful for my T-zone and round my mouth.
Too Confronted’s Higher Than Chocolate Eye Shadow Palette has a variety of bronzy colours. I exploit the matte shades with a brush, and if I need to add any of the sparkly ones, I exploit my finger as a result of I get extra product that method. I like to make use of shadow as eyeliner, too. I discover that it normally works higher and stays on longer than precise eyeliner. I do like Huda Magnificence’s Life Liner if I need to make my eyes pop extra although.
I really like Wonderskin’s Lip Tint within the shade Pretty. It’s blue, however whenever you take it off, you might have essentially the most excellent, pure stain. I purchased three of the identical shade—it’s that good. You don’t need to put on lipstick after, however I prefer to high it off with the Make Up For Ever’s Forehead, Eye & Lip Liner within the shade Wherever Caffeine. It’s truly the identical shade as my lips. I like to stipulate them after which fill within the center, and so they look so plump. Then I add the Dior Lip Glow Oil in 20 Mahogany on high. If I don’t have that one round, I’ll seize the Clarins Lip Consolation Oil Shimmer in Honey.
I don’t pluck or contact my eyebrows in any respect since I had them microbladed two years in the past, so actually, I normally overlook to do my brows after I’m going out. But when I do use one thing, it’s the Make-up Revolution Cleaning soap Styler Stick to brush them up a bit.
Yves Saint Laurent’s Lash Conflict in Uninhibited Brown is my go-to mascara. The brown makes my eyes pop, and the comb actually extends your lashes and makes them look very lengthy. It’s not waterproof, however I’ve worn it to the seashore and it didn’t run.
After which the One/Dimension On ’Til Daybreak Setting Spray is like concrete in your face. That sounds harsh, however it’s superb. Nothing is coming off. I’ve gone out and are available again to my home trying the identical.
Not too long ago, I’ve been going forwards and backwards between two perfumes. Jo Malone’s Scarlet Poppy is so comfortable and comfy. If I would like one thing stronger, I’ll go together with Carolina Herrera’s Good Woman Blush. It’s additionally a heat floral, however it’s blended with vanilla. It’s actually long-lasting.
I’m very fundamental in terms of my clothes, so in terms of my nails, I am going all out. Keishla Marie at Intus Nails & Hair Studio does them completely. I used to get sq. ideas, however I’ve been doing almond lately. I get bored with the identical design, so I have a tendency to vary them fairly usually. For my thirtieth birthday in late December, I acquired a French manicure with numerous coloured crystals.
With the humidity in Puerto Rico, my hair can get actually large. I attempt to work with that, so I make little waves for a lived-in messy look with the Conair Infiniti PRO 1-inch to ½-inch Curling Wand—ironing it could simply by no means work. I dry it first with the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. Coloration Wow’s Dream Coat Supernatural Spray is an enormous assist too, however in the event you run into me throughout an evening out, you’ll see me consistently touching my hair and making an attempt to repair it. [Laughs] The humidity isn’t any joke.”
—As informed to Daise Bedolla
Photographed by Quique Cabanillas in Puerto Rico on January 15, 2024