There are very few people who traverses between the worlds of beauty and fashion so effortlessly like Kristen Noel Crawley does. Besides helping popularize lip masks stateside, the KNC Beauty founder never slacks when it comes to showing up at Fashion Week front rows with photo-worthy looks. Between managing her skincare line and traveling around the world for some of the industry’s biggest shows and fêtes, not to mention being a mother of two, Crawley somehow always looks camera-ready with a natural glow and dare-to-experiment makeup.
As she’s getting ready to attend Dior Men‘s Fall/Winter 2019 runway show, where the celebrated creative director Kim Jones presented his latest collection for the storied house, we caught up with Crawley to learn about her tried-and-tested regimen. In our conversation, the beauty mogul also touches upon the rapidly growing trend of men’s makeup and skincare.
Kristen Noel Crawley’s Beauty Essentials
When traveling for an event, what are some things that you do before, during and after a flight to make sure your skin is at its best?
I always try to get a facial before and after traveling. During the flight, I’d pack some skincare essentials like cleanser, serum, eye masks and eye cream. I also practise lymphatic drainage massage so that I don’t look puffy when I land.
Could you talk us through the makeup look you’re wearing to the Dior Men show?
I decided to go with a bold red lip for the Dior show because I was wearing all-black. I love to either do a colorful lip or a striking eye.
A lot of people are saying that men’s makeup and skincare are the next big beauty trend. As a beauty entrepreneur yourself, what are your thoughts on that?
I 100-percent agree! I’ve been saying it for a while and I can’t wait to see some fun new brands catered to men’s skincare needs.
What could you tell us about the next KNC Beauty product that you teased on Instagram late last year?
It’s a lip care product that will go hand and hand with the lip mask. The development process was long but I can’t wait to release it. I hope that everyone loves it as much as I do.
Is makeup something that you’d like to develop for your brand in the future?
I definitely would love to have makeup in my line down the road, but for now I’m focusing on skincare.
Totally! My nails are a reflection of my style — I love to match them to outfits and travel destinations. For example, I just had a really cute, sunset ombré with palm trees.
The same could be said about your sleek, shiny hair. What are your secrets to maintaining your tresses?
I am horrible at doing my own hair so I always have someone do it for me. My guy Rico is the best and he keeps my hair laid at all times.
What is a beauty innovation that you’ve tried recently that you’re really impressed by?
I really love my facial massager from Joanna Czech. It literally lifts your brows and cheekbones and keeps your skin healthy and refreshed-looking.