I’m Taylor Leigh of My Lucite Dreams, and This Is My Makeup Life

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The terrific Taylor of My Lucite Dreams

The My Makeup Life series asks beauty biz insiders, bloggers, makeup mavens and artists to share their holy grail products, tricks, tips and favorite beauty tools. Is there anyone you would like to see featured in My Makeup Life or questions you think I should ask? Let me know here.

Name: Taylor Leigh
Location: New York, NY
Day job/current gig: Full-time dog mom

Hangouts online: mylucitedreams.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Current favorite product: RMS Beauty Oil. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer is a very close second.
Beauty inspirations: ’60s mod, late ’60s and ’70s rock and roll, the ocean and the runway
One word that best describes your outlook on beauty: Natural

What makeup/beauty products can’t you live without?

I cannot live without an antioxidant-rich, natural and organic facial oil and serum. I am currently obsessed with RMS’ Beauty Oil. Other absolute musts are the Shiseido Eyelash Curler paired with L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara, the only two products that add definition on my otherwise invisible lashes. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye concealer is the absolute best at concealing my dark under-eye circles with a natural finish. MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Liner in Mat Black for my signature cat-eye.


When did you start getting into makeup?

I have always loved makeup, along with painting, and I found a similarity between the two. I didn’t start wearing makeup until I was 14, and it was just mascara. At 16, I discovered black liquid liner and started to draw a cat-eye, which later evolved into the one I wear today.

What’s your best beauty time-saving trick?

Tinted moisturizers and BB Creams are huge time savors for the ease in which they apply, but I never use either as a substitute for skin care or SPF. Also, a multi-use cream blush for both lips and cheeks and everything applied using your fingertips. I recommend spending the most time defining the eye area with mascara and liner.

What’s your favorite beauty tool?

The Shiseido Eyelash Curler.

What’s the best beauty advice you ever received?

Wear your SPF. I have diligently worn sunscreen and kept my face out of the sun since I was 18. I am thankful that I did so.

What’s your skincare routine?

I have a natural approach to skin care, using only products with natural and organic ingredients. For me, a natural skin care routine has been the most effective. I never, ever fall asleep with makeup on and always properly cleanse and hydrate my skin, no matter what.

In the mornings, I cleanse with Shea Terra Organics Moroccan Argan & African Wild Honey Cleansing Elixir. I use One Love Organics Active Moisture Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover twice in the evenings, one time to remove makeup and again to thoroughly cleanse. I use a Clarisonic 2-3 times a week with the Honey cleanser. After cleansing, I tone with the Toning Mist from Kahina or Sanita’s Moisture Mist. I keep both toners cool in the refrigerator. I then apply RMS Beauty Oil both day and night. For a serum, I use One Love Organics Active Moisture Vitamin C Serum, and if I need additional moisture I use Kahina Argan Oil in the evenings. For weekly treatments, I alternate several different masks and exfoliating treatments. I adore the Detox Mask and Protein Masks from Osmia Organics. I also use Kahina’s Antioxidant Mask, May Lindstrom’s Clean Dirt, and Origins Plantscription mask.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve tried in the name of beauty?

I’ve done some strange DIY beauty treatments when I was younger, like mayonaisse in my hair, egg white facials, and I added some very colorful streaks to my hair using Kool-aid.

Do you have a trademark look (hair/styling/makeup)?

I like to play around with new looks and trends but I definitely maintain a defining ‘look’. My look is long straight hair, side-parted to the right, black winged-liner, a nude lip and a dewy complexion.

Are there any beauty decisions you’ve made that you look back on and ask yourself, “why?!”

There aren’t too many, but there certainly are a few. I once cut my hair very short, my inspiration being Gwyneth Paltrow in ‘Great Expectations’. It wasn’t a look that worked well for my naturally curly, frizzy hair. I thought I could somehow maintain the look but you can’t really straighten really short hair well. That was the year of the bandana. I also wore the shade Bubbles from MAC for a good amount of years that gave me that “white lip” look.

Where are your favorite places to shop?

For beauty, I love Sephora, Barneys, Neiman Marcus, spiritbeautylounge.com and beautyhabit.com. For clothing and accessories I frequent Century 21 Department Store, Bloomingdales, a number of small boutiques in Soho, and online at asos, shopbop, and revolveclothing.com.

Anything else you want to share?

I have many hobbies, including making jewelry, playing guitar, drawing and painting. I also have a great passion for alternative medicine, aromatherapy, and herbs. I believe that dogs are people too and this includes my 9 y/o Maltese Blu, whom I love to spoil.


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So far, 23 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Oh I love Taylor’s blog, it is so nice to see her featured on here! I really like her make-up style.
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  2. Gowthami says:

    I like your makeup style and this series a lot <3
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  3. Icaria says:

    Yay Taylor! Great bio and beautiful pictures. I almost fell off my chair reading you have naturally curly, frizzy hair!
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  4. Frannie says:

    Karen, do you know what the lipstick is in the picture? It’s so pretty! I definitely need it.

  5. Larie says:

    Yay, Taylor! I love reading about all of the different skincare you try!
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  6. gia says:

    what is that gorgeous ysl lipstick shade?!

  7. Erin says:

    I second Frannie! Dying to know what brand/color that pink lipstick is 🙂

  8. Taylor says:

    The pink lipstick is YSL Rouge Voluptè in #29 Opera Rose 🙂

  9. Vivien says:

    Love the lipstick! I also recommend using a bit of Monsia skin cream under make up, it makes your skin look soft and fresh.

  10. Sunny says:

    Hey Taylor, nice seeing you here! You should have shared a picture of Blu as well! He’s such a cutie!

  11. hanna says:

    Beautiful pictures girl!
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  12. Betsy Clark says:

    Taylor, your skin is gorgeous! Your commitment to skincare shows. It is so worth it. I am 58, and like you, I never go to sleep with makeup on or fail to take care of all of my skin. It is really paying off for me now. I enjoyed your comments about your pup! I can relate to that big time. Enjoyed your post!

  13. Lily says:

    Hi Taylor! Great to see you here 🙂
    Looking beautiful as always, babe! <3
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  14. Jenny says:

    YAY!!! I’m so glad to see you here Taylor! I “nominated” some people–and you were one of them. Whether or not I had any influence–I’m so glad. I love your blog and loved learning more about you. (I believe that dogs–and cats–are people, too) I love reading about everything organic you feature on your blog–it all fascinates me, but I would honestly have nowhere to start. Totally cool that we share an interest in art, too. <3
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    • Taylor says:

      Jenny! Thank you so much for the Nom! I went natural and organic skin care when I started to bak out in my med-twenties, that and the Clarisonic are the only things that worked. I see such a difference in my skin even today and I discover new products. 🙂

  15. Yay! Loved reading this, Taylor! You have such beautiful skin; that’s what I always notice about your photos! I never noticed that you didn’t have va-va-voom boom-boom lashes until reading this! I have very faint lashes, too, and also love Voluminous! I need to try to double cleansing technique with the OLO cleansing oil. I’m always amazed at how much makeup it takes off! Loved getting to know you a little better, and I’m for sure googling for lip swatches of Bubbles to see some whitened lip action! 😀 Hugs!

    • Taylor says:

      Thank you Kristen! Your so funny. I totally googled Bubbles after reading this! It’s not a good shade. Also, I have been using Grandelash MD and my lashes have gotten so long. They’re still blonde and thin though, but I’m so happy with the results! Hugs back!

      • I will have to check out this Grandlash MD! I’ve always been too scared to use Latisse because of the warnings that it might change your iris color! Green eyes run in my family and I don’t want to loose ’em! I googled Bubbles and was cracking up!! I just cannot picture you rocking silvery foiled lips! 🙂

  16. L e n a says:

    cool feature!
    much enjoying reading this entry, Taylor. 😉 <3

  17. Sunny says:

    I love Taylor’s skin. She’s so pretty.

  18. Jessica says:

    Yay Taylor! So happy to see your beautiful face featured here. 🙂

    ♥ Jessica

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