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Friday Fives: A Cali Girl's Must Haves

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Meet Annie Read, a New Hampshire-turned-California native. You may recognize her from her role as a co-star on MTV’s Awkward, or from the 2011 Miss Teen USA pageant. Annie’s recently come back from filming in Romania, where she played the role of Anna Harley, the motorcycle mogul’s wife. While traveling Europe and starring in an upcoming mini-series, Harley and the Davidsons, we sat Annie down and asked her what five products left her looking so radiant after so much travel. Her five beauty staples are ones you don’t want to miss!

1. Lancome Grandiose Mascara, $32 at Bloomingdales

Always on the move, Annie has a mascara that she can’t live without. “I love Lancome Grandiose Mascara. I have naturally curly eyelashes, so this hydrating mascara does the trick. It gives you great volume too!”

 

2. ALTERNA Caviar CC Cream 10-In-1 Complete Correction, $25 at Sephora

Annie’s naturally wavy hair calls for some serious protection, especially with the styling and heat tools she was using on set shooting her upcoming horror movie The Terror. “I love Caviar CC Cream 10-In-1 Complete Correction because it offers great heat protection. I also use it as a curl cream to hydrate my dry ends.”

 

3. DERMA E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask, $19.50 at birchbox.com

Every girl loves a good mask, and Annie is no exception! “DERMA E Charcoal Mask is great because it exfoliates the dead skin cells and also detoxifies your skin. I love it because of how it leaves my skin feeling afterward. It’s definitely my go-to mask.”

4. Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-enriched renewal cream, $43 at Sephora

Checking out Annie’s gorgeous skin, we can’t help but be envious of her glow. Her secret? “This is my staple night cream. I love it because it really feels like it renews my skin. I get an overnight moisture mask and the best part is waking up looking fresh-faced.”

 

5. MyChelle Sun Shield Coconut SPF 28,  $20 at Ulta

Every California native knows that sunscreen is essential to healthy skin. We love Annie’s go-to SPF protection! “This MyChelle Sun Shield is awesome. You can use it on your face or body. It’s the only mineral-based sunscreen I’ve found that easily absorbs into skin and doesn’t leave any residue. I love that it's all natural and vegan, and I’ve never been sunburnt using it. That’s pretty big when you live in California.”

Love any of Annie’s favorite products? Would you add any to your makeup bag? Let us know in the comments below!

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