PS: Agreed. What are some beauty trends from earlier in your career that you wish would come back?
MC: I don’t know. I don’t really have any. I always try to stay simple. Sometimes in the beginning of my career, people didn’t know how to do my makeup very well. I have very unique features and if you don’t know me, you might try to take it one way and it may not work out that well. Back in the day, they would do that heroin-chic look — which is great for someone who doesn’t need more of a structured makeup look — but I was never really a big fan of it. I’m glad we’ve migrated away from that.
PS: What beauty advice will you pass down to your daughter?
MC: I’m already trying with her hair. Just trying to keep her so she knows how to comb through it because it’s curly. She’ll never cut it. That’s what my hope is for her. It’s a mistake when those of us with curly hair cut it and don’t realize it doesn’t always grow back that quickly. She’s already got a natural ombré going on with her hair, so it’s really interesting to watch her. I would just have her take really good care of her skin — that’s the most important thing.
PS: How do you take care of your skin? You go from stage to street and still keep your skin so clear and glowy.
MC: Well, thank you. It’s really a process. Every day I have to really be careful because my skin is super sensitive. I have to keep it clean as much as possible. Makeup artists need to have really clean brushes. I try my best to stay out of the sun and wear sunblock as much as possible.
PS: What makes you feel beautiful?
MC: I’m kind of an insecure person, so not that many things. I love a day when I can feel relaxed and just have on casual clothes and not too much makeup and feel at ease around people who I love. That’s a beautiful feeling.