Naomi Mechaly is the dynamic force behind Montreal-based accessory and clothing store Finish The Outfit. Here she shares with us her favourite mascara (in a surprise colour), her favourite shops and the weekly ritual that makes her feel amazing.
What’s your daily beauty routine?
It’s really nothing fancy! I do love to smell good though, so creams are a must. I find they last longer than perfume. I love BECCA Luminous Skin Colour Tinted Moisturiser with SPF 25 (unfortunately, BECCA have let us know that this has been discontinued – try their Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation instead).
Do you wear makeup and if so what do you do?
I don’t wear much makeup. I keep it basic with bronzer and blue mascara. I like Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder and Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara in Royal Blue (she gets her’s from Pharmaprix/Shopper’s Drug Mart).
Blue Mascara! Why do you choose that colour?
I like how it looks in the sunlight! This is also my favourite drugstore buy.
How do you ramp things up for special occasions?
I pile on the accessories and wear a dark eye for effect. I find accessory-wise, arm cuffs go really well with sleeveless dresses. My favourite arm cuff is the Celia Brass Cuff by Nashelle. For a dark eye I like my black liner from MAC.
Do you carry anything around in your bag?
I don’t leave home without a lip balm. I use the one by Jack Black, which is actually targeted for men!
Do you have a favourite travel products?
I love using minis of any kind. It makes travel fun! My favourite is Caress Daily Silk Silkening Body Wash.
What do you do to style and care for your hair?
I really just spray and go, as I don’t have the patience to do my hair. I really like Moroccan Oil’s Luminous Hairspray.
How do you like to end your day?
I like to relax and watch comedies. Big Bang Theory is a favourite.
Do you have a beauty philosophy?
Natural is beautiful.
Do you have any funny or cute tips you swear by?
Wear sneakers, they’re more comfortable! My favourites are by Del Toro.
Has there been any moment in your life you felt especially beautiful?
When I cut my hair short.
What do you love the most about your look?
I love that it’s always casual.
Do you have any favourite items of clothing that you return to time and time again?
Do you have any favourite jewelry?
What Montreal stores are a must-visit?
What are your favourite restaurants or cafés?
What kind of exercise makes you feel best?
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
CHOCOLATE!!! I like Lindt.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Go with your gut!
What’s the favourite thing about what you do?
Having people love what you pick out!
Do you have any rituals that make you feel amazing?
I volunteer at a soup kitchen once a week and it feels like my second family there. I love the feeling of knowing that people can have a hearty meal with nice people.
Where are you happiest?
When I’m in the sun and with my family.
Do you have any favourite products at Finish the Outfit right now?
Thank-you Naomi for your answers.
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