Vixen Chat: Selita Ebanks on Her Beauty Secrets, Working With Kevin Hart and Philanthropy

Selita-Ebankss-New-Yorkers-for-Children-Fall-GalaWell, it seems like it’s working. You looked amazing at the New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala.

Thank you, thank you! To wear that dress took a lot of coaching. I’ve never worn anything as risqué like that before. It was between my hair, makeup, stylist and best friend; it took them about thirty minutes to get me in that dress because I was just like, “You guys are crazy. There’s no way I’m going to wear that!” And honestly, I didn’t even realize that it was so revealing until I saw the photos. But you know what, I’m not going to lie, the whole night I didn’t breathe. I was definitely in inhale position all night.

What is your must have beauty product?

For me, it has to be moisturizer. As women, we think we don’t need it but moisturizing keeps your skin supple and soft, and it also helps prevent those fine lines and open pores. Actually, I buy this product from CVS called Avalon Organics. It is amazing! I have this big ole forehead so I can’t be shining all over the place! It absorbs into the skin really easily, quickly and it doesn’t leave a shine that you have to put powder on top of because that’s not good for your skin either. It leaves your complexion really radiant. And another thing, women don’t exfoliate. If you don’t exfoliate, wearing moisturizer is going to be pointless because then it’s going to sit on top of your skin and not get into your pores. Ladies, please, please exfoliate! At least once a week.

What is your favorite Fall trend?

Oh man, Fall is my favorite season. I like Fall because you get to layer on. I’m really loving the chunky sweaters for Fall. I love mixing prints and fabrics so I love this whole trendy look right now with the chunky sweaters with the wooly skirts and with maybe some boots to mix hard and soft. You know, masculine and feminine at the same time. Throw on a sloppy hat or something. Super chic, easy, ready to go. I’m really loving that.

Speaking of Fall, it’s football season and you’re a huge Jets fan. How’d you get into football?

My dad. I really honestly didn’t have a choice. I remember being five years old and sitting on my dad’s lap and him going over plays with me and cheering on the Jets. And green is my favorite color. I’m super proud of the Jets this season, I’m happy we have a new quarterback. Even if they don’t make it to the playoffs, it’s really great to see them doing so well.

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