Model and personality, Stassie Karanikolaou reveals the essentials in her makeup bag — and her secret to those amazing brows to Us Weekly.
Us: When did your interest in beauty start?
SK: “I feel like I’ve always been interested in beauty! It’s such a fun outlet for me. Whether I’m bored or stressed or have an event coming up, I love to sit and try out new looks.”
Us: What beauty products do you keep with you at all times?
SK: “I always have a lip liner and gloss, concealer, mascara and a brow kit on me.”
Us: What’s your best beauty tip, and where did you learn it?
SK: “One of my favorite beauty tips, which one of my makeup artists taught me, is heating up my lash curler a bit before using it! Your lashes will stay curled all day!”
Us: Try this beauty tip with the Japonesque Power Duo Curler, it amplifies the look of your lashes and keeps them curled all day long.
Us: Those brows! What is your secret weapon for brow perfection?
SK: “I have an amazing eyebrow brush — Japonesque Angled Brow Definer Brush. It’s so precise, it gives me flawless results. Its triangle tip also lets you build the color for a more natural, but still polished, look.”
Us Weekly also recommends the Japonesque Luxe Brow Kit for grooming brows. It holds a scissor, tweezer and spoolie in pouch that can be tossed into any purse or bag for touch ups on the go.
Us: You do a lot of makeup tutorials on YouTube — how did you get so good at them?
SK: I watched a ton of makeup tutorials on YouTube on my own and just kept practicing. Also, whenever I get my makeup done professionally, I love to hold up a mirror so I can watch what they’re doing and I usually ask them questions. I’m always interested in learning new beauty tricks.”
Us: Smokey eye or cat eye?
Us: Matte lips or glossy lips?
SK: “Glossy lips”
Us: Dark or light-colored nails?
SK: “Light nails”
Some of the must-have items in Stassie’s bag include: