Shay Mitchell has ridiculously shiny hair. It’s something I’ve admired about her since my days of watching Pretty Little Liars in my dorm—years before I imagined life as a beauty blogger where I’d actually get to find out what products she uses to get those lustrous locks.
Now, thanks to Mitchell’s travel accessories brand BÉIS and Revolve, I finally know the secret to that shiny hair. BÉIS and Revolve have teamed up for a limited-edition beauty box filled with all the Shay Mitchell-approved products for, well, looking like she does. Inside the box, you’ll get full-size samples from brands like Embryolisse, KNC Beauty, Tower 28, Joanna Vargas, Ouai, and Oribe, plus the BÉIS cosmetic case.
Spoiler alert: Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil and Oribe Travel Gold Lust Shampoo and Conditioner are the products responsible for her undeniably shiny hair.
The entrepreneur (she also has a cocktail brand, ONDA), actress, and new mother chatted with ELLE editors about how she finds her favourite beauty products, how life has changed with Atlas, and the first place she’s traveling to when the world is back to normal.
How do you like to discover new beauty brands to try?
Mainly by word of mouth. I am recommended products by people I trust or who are experts in the beauty world. I also always discover new brands through Instagram.
What has changed about your beauty routine during your daughter Atlas’ first year?
Oh, you know—I used to be able to have a routine. Now I’m lucky if I brush my teeth in the morning (just kidding). To be honest, my beauty routine has always been pretty simple: I wash my face every evening, moisturize, use products with quality ingredients, and stay hydrated during the day. If I just have an easy day, I put on some mascara and call it a day.
What’s a beauty practice you learned from your mom and that you plan to pass down to Atlas?
I feel like it’s less a practice and more a routine. One of my fondest memories from growing up was watching my mom get ready for work. I remember her putting her lipstick on before she left the house. She was so chic, put together, and calm. When she came home, she always managed to take care of us, the house, and have a family dinner. I used just to think she was a mom, but now I know she is a superwoman.
What’s the secret to staying organized when you’re traveling?
You may laugh, but the whole reason that I started BÉIS was because I wanted products that both looked good and kept me organized on the road. I want to zip up my suitcase and unzip it at my destination and have everything be exactly where I need it. We have bags with sneaky storage, all the pockets your heart could desire, bags that transition from day to night, pieces that serve multiple functions. I am very biased, but they’re the best.
Where’s the first place you’re going to go on vacation when it’s safe?
The first place I will go is back to Canada (where I have gotten to go twice this year with quarantine restrictions), but I want to revisit my Gram.
After that, anywhere. I’m game. The top choices are Italy, Colombia, and Ireland.
Do you and Matte [Babel] share any beauty products? Have you taught him any tricks or vice versa?
Coconut oil for everything.
What projects are you most excited about for 2021?
Project “Let’s Fix the Earth” and project “Let’s Find Some Common Ground.” Then, of course, super excited and focused on continuing to grow BEIS and ONDA!