The Easiest Way To Get A Galactic Glaze
It’s not easy to find your light. One second you’re on a friend’s roof, mid-sunset, legit soaking in the most flattering light imaginable; and the next second you’re standing, still on your friend’s roof, except now in complete darkness. Wouldn’t it make life so much easier if you could just take that 8pm, dreamy August light, bottle it up, and slip it right into your pocket for safe keeping? Well now, thanks to Milk Makeup and their new glistening Holographic Stick, you kind of can.
Think of it as an average highlighter—something to give your cheeks some extra oomph—except one that’s loaded with fictional-sounding ingredients like meteorite powder and holographic pearls. The overall effect is at once lavender, frosty, and heavenly, and looks stunning on all skin types. So to celebrate our new favorite Milk Makeup product, we decided to take it for a spin on none other than Tasha P—a Florida bred model who used to be a stylist and only started going in front of the camera a year ago. In between shots, we were able to steal her for a couple minutes to talk fashion, challenging beauty standards, and changing the fashion industry from within.
“I would say, ‘I want to be a model’ and people would say, ‘You’re not the model type.'”
Did you always want to be a model?
I wanted to be a model back [when I was styling], but I guess I didn’t think I fit the beauty standard of a model. I would say, “I want to be a model” and people would say, “You’re not the model type.” I believed that then, so I didn’t start modeling.
Regarding those beauty standards, do you think the fashion industry is working to be more diverse in terms of gender and ethnicity?
No. Before, it was worse. It’s getting a little better, but we still have a lot of work to do with the beauty standards, the gender standards. We have a lot of work to do.
We’ve had a lot of other models that have been talking about… gender equality and diversity in the industry. It’s been a major problem. I hope to be one of the models that comes in and changes that.
What’s your usual skincare and beauty routine?
I don’t have one, really. I’m starting one now. I use Kiehl’s and other products, but a lot break out my face and dry me out. I used to never use anything—just a dumb girl that washes her face with water. But now I’ve started using Neutrogena products to keep my face clear, and those work for me.
Are there any photographers or designers you’d love to work with in the future?
I love Céline; I’m a Céline girl. I love Balmain, I love Rick Owens. I love Prada. Those are all people I’d love to work with. Céline is like… with my look, people may say it’s far-fetched, but I think it can happen. It’s so chic, but at the same time such an androgynous look.
“I think we’re going to get to a point in fashion where [gender] won’t be a thing; you just won’t know [someone’s gender], and anyone can wear whatever they want.”
Speaking of androgyny, there’s been a surge of mixed-gender fashion shows. Do you think that’s where fashion is headed?
I hope so! I mean, we have some of that right now. At men’s fashion week, they’re including a couple girls—both more feminine and androgynous models. I mean, I think that’s where we’re headed. I think we’re going to get to a point in fashion where [gender] won’t be a thing; you just won’t know [someone’s gender], and anyone can wear whatever they want. I mean, Jaden Smith did a campaign for [women’s] Louis Vuitton…and it was super cool.
What advice do you have for people who are trying to start out in modeling?
Just go for it. Do it. Learns as much as you can. I’ll just say that when I started, I literally lay down on my bed and [reached out to] everyone that shoots people with my aesthetic. I [reached out to] people who I thought could bring out the inner beauty, or the inner me, the best part in me. I emailed them, “I would love to shoot with you, what are your rates?”
Just go for it, do your research, target the people you want to work with. That’s what I did. I targeted everyone; I targeted the agencies I wanted to work with, and all of that. And take care of yourself! The industry is competitive. Take care of your skin; take care of your body. It all comes down to that—that’s my advice.
I know the industry can be very…. heartless, maybe. People can be mean. I’ve seen girls who are close to me that are killing themselves just to fit in in the industry. Don’t alter yourself. The industry changes, people change, the casting directors change, all of that changes.
At the end of the day, you have to think about yourself first. You have to think about your health. The money will be there, the people will be there, but you’re not really there if you’re not healthy. You’re going to miss out on a lot of things.
Stay tuned to Milk for more Milk Makeup drenched godesses.
Photography: Andrew Boyle
Makeup: Yuui Vision
Accessories: Apolo Studio
Produced by Roxanne Doucet
To purchase the Holographic Stick, visit the Milk Makeup site here.