Welcome, DaMonica!

xoVain's new assistant editor (and social media coordinator) answers all the hard-hitting questions. Journalism!
Publish date:
April 17, 2014
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You guys. I could not be more excited to welcome DaMonica to our xoVain family. We were both at Allure at the same time, but she was working in the fashion closet and assisting the fashion team, so I didn't actually get to work with her...

...UNTIL NOW. And I'm thrilled. She has an incredible sense of style, but she also has a sharp eye for beauty.

You'll be hearing/seeing a lot more of DaMonica soon, but until then, here's a bit of beauty intel about her:

What is your signature scent?

Christian Dior Miss Dior Cherie (now known as Miss Dior).

Where do you like to shop for beauty products?

Sephora for makeup and CVS or Duane Reade for skin, hair, and body care.

What are your five must-have beauty products and why?

1. Alaffia Fair Trade Shea Butter from Whole Foods. It's very moisturizing and it doesn't leave a heavy residue.

2. Aura Cacia Rosehip Oil with Vitamin E. It helps soothe sun-damaged skin, and it's probably the only thing that doesn't break my face out.

3. NARS concealer. It helps me clean up my eyebrows and dark circles, and it's not heavy on the face.

4. Mizani Coconut Soufflé. It keeps my hair nice and soft, and it isn't a heavy moisturizer, which is perfect for my fine texture.

5. MAC matte lipstick. I love lipstick, and I usually go for MAC's matte shades because they stay on allllll day. If I had to choose my signature color, it would be Diva.

Who is your beauty inspiration?

Rihanna. She's NEVER afraid to try anything.

What is your biggest beauty pet peeve?

Badly shaped, drawn-on and/or colored-in eyebrows.

And there you have it. Please say hello and welcome, won't you?