Laverne Cox’s Secrets and techniques to Rocking a Wig and Taking an Epic Selfie

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The vacations name for glamour and there’s no yet another glamorous than Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox. So we have been excited to take a seat down with the actress and activist on the Verizon Related Dwelling for the Holidays occasion on Thursday, November 2, to speak selfies, wigs, basis, going vegan and what ‘s making her really feel festive this season. Learn on for all of the fabulous scoop!

Fashionable: Because you’ve partnered with a telephone firm this vacation season, we’ve to speak about selfies. As a tall girl, do you could have any nice ideas for statuesque sorts?
Laverne Cox: I’m not tremendous tall — I’m 5’11. It’s once I’m in heels I appear like an Amazon! I’ve a Samsung telephone, which in fact you may get via Verizon. I wish to get photographs from above however from beneath can work, too, in case you get the appropriate lighting for you. For full physique, when you have lengthy legs a low angle will make them look nice! Be sure your face is within the gentle, although, so that you don’t get bunch of chins.

I believe whether or not you’re tall, whether or not you’re brief, it’s a must to know the angles of your face and find out how to put life into your face so there’s a light-weight behind your eyes. Which means you’re smizing, to paraphrase Tyra. You need to smize!

Fashionable:  You’ve worn so many nice wigs. Any tricks to share?
Cox: Oh, woman, I can speak about wigs all day! The enjoyable factor about wigs is that you may change your look actually actually shortly. It’s the concerning the high quality of the hair. In case you’re doing human hair like I’d do it’s essential to go for one of the best, virgin hair each time attainable. If it’s dyed ensure it’s not overly processed within the dying as a result of it’s going to fry the hair.

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For root realness, I like a darkish root. I went darker earlier this 12 months. It was a brown coloration and the colorist I work with was like “Let me simply put a bit darkish root in it” and it made an enormous distinction!

Fashionable: We hear you employ child shampoo in your face, is that true?
Cox: I do – in spite of everything these years! If it’s light sufficient for a child, it’s light sufficient to your face! I’ll use a wipe to take my make-up off after which I’ll use child shampoo to clean after which moisturize.

Fashionable: Any basis knowledge to share?
Cox: Handle your pores and skin. Make-up can solely cowl coloration, it might probably’t cowl texture! Deja, my make-up artist, mixes plenty of colours collectively to customise. We at all times do at the very least a pair totally different shades of basis both in numerous elements of the face or combined collectively. It’s all about dimension.

Fashionable: What are you wanting involves the vacations this 12 months?
Cox: For me the vacations are at all times about taking time without work. These of us who’re workaholics, I typically really feel responsible taking time without work however for the vacations everyone seems to be off! So I get to spend time with my family and friends. The explanation I’m partnering with Verizon is that they have all this unbelievable know-how that can assist you keep related to make all that simpler!

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I simply bought the Fitbit Ionic and I often acquire 10 to 15 kilos over the vacations. So this season I wish to use my Fitbit to have enjoyable on the events however be accountable and ensure I’m shifting sufficient. I simply went vegan 13 weeks in the past and so I’m making an attempt to reside a more healthy life generally.

And I like the JBL Hyperlink 20 audio system, too. When you could have associates over, you may get a bit get together began. And so they’re nice for blasting music once I’m within the bathe, too.

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