KATIE GALLAGHER, DESIGNER

 
 
BABES

“I’m a fashion designer and I like it because I get to make things all day long! When I was growing up what I wanted to be would change from time to time: an artist (this meant a painter), a gymnast, a sculptor, a runner, then back to a painter. It was never anything conventional or realistic.

When I wake up in the morning I eat a snack and drink a cup of tea. Then I head out for a run followed by the gym or pilates. My beauty routine starts out with Cetaphil moisturizer and then RoC under eye serum.

For makeup I use Chanel Sheer Illuminator or Makeup Forever’s HD Primer, but only if I will be wearing makeup all day. Next I use some Bo-iing concealer by Benefit and Bobbi Brown Pressed Powder in white. I line my eyes with black pencil liner and then use Estee Lauder’s Lash Primer Plus. I alternate between Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes mascara and Maybelline Great Lash, the one that comes in the pink and green bottle. And finally I use MAC liquid liner to make dots and lines around my eyes and I’m done.

My favorite beauty brands are Make-up Forever, Bobbi Brown, Benefit and MAC. I can’t live without eyeliner, candy corn and raw nut mix. My favorite salon is Dop Dop. My friend Cesar is the creative director there and is the only person who can get my hair this shade. Cesar and his team also do amazing work on my fashion shows.

When I think about beautiful memories I often think about a walk that my grandma (Bear) would take me on as a child. We would leave her house and walk up the road past two different cemeteries and then turn left onto a hidden dirt path that wound through the forest. It led to an open field of daffodils and an abandoned wooden shack. She’d tell me that ‘Old Man Lochi’ had lived there years before.”

-As told to The Formula / Photos by Aimee Blaut in New York

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