Anastasia Karanikolaou does not seem like the most relatable person. She has 10 and a half million Instagram followers, and she regularly hangs out with A-listers such as her best friend, Kylie Jenner, in her spare time. But, believe it or not, you and Karanilolaou (aka Stassie) undoubtedly have some beauty sensibilities in common. Like many of us, she learned an overwhelming majority of her favorite skin-care and makeup tips from YouTube, as she revealed in her new video for Allure.
“I first started wearing makeup when I was in middle school, and I did not do it well,” Stassie jokes. “I was really bad at it, and I did not know what I was doing.” Judging from the 10-minute beauty routine she uses now — which she broke down for us in our video — that’s clearly changed. Thanks to those YouTube tips and tricks, Stassie is now a pro at skin prep, contouring, baking, and a whole lot more (and she has plenty of killer product recommendations, too).
As everyone should, Stassie begins her low-key routine with the “most important” part, skin care. After rubbing Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Face Cream all over her face, she reaches for Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Eye Rescue Cream and lightly rubs it underneath her eyes in outward and upward motions. Then, it’s time for a beloved base product, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. Stassie applies several small dots of it across her face (just enough to even out her skin tone) before blending it in with a Morphe x Ariel face brush. Stassie follows that with KKW Correct in Peach to brighten her under-eyes, followed by a Kylie Cosmetics Bronzer Stick for contouring her cheekbones, forehead, and nose (we’re assuming you get lots of those for free when you’re best friends with a Jenner).
Stassie wasn’t a fan of cream blushes until recently when the Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek stick won her over — now, she says she can’t live without it as the following step in her routine. “I just put it as high as I can on the side [of my cheek].” She sets it all with Chanel’s Poudre Universal Libre, a loose setting powder. A well-loved influencer and industry staple is responsible for Stassie’s snatched eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Whiz. After using the shade Caramel to give her arches a subtle outline, she reached for yet another iconic product, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, to add warmth and definition to her cheeks.
When she’s only got a few minutes to spare, Stassie skips on the elaborate eye shadow or liner and jumps right to her current favorite mascara, Ilia Limitless Lash, before applying a tiny bit of highlighter in her inner corners, on her nose, and her cheekbones. To set everything once again, she spritzes her entire face with Rare Beauty Always An Optimist 4-in-1 Prime & Set Mist. The final touch to Stassie’s routine is one you might already own: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lip Balm.
“I need it with me always,” she raves.
Watch Stassie’s entire 10-minute makeup routine in the video below.
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