Very few moments in the day are as bare as the moment you wake up. We each have our own kinks and quirks that help us get out of bed, but few of us are brave enough to share them with the world. Introducing A Cool Morning, a deep dive into the intimate daytime rituals of our coolest friends and beauty innovators.
To say that La’Shaunae Steward is slaying the game is an understatement. The 22-year-old model and aspiring designer has graced her face across campaigns for major brands like Universal Standard, created her own collection for Jeffrey Campbell, and has become the pinnacle of sorts for the body positivity movement. Though Steward’s main forte will always be fashion, she knows quite a bit about keeping your complexion on fleek too.
Her secrets: ice cubes, a Southern-style breakfast, and starting her day with Tyler, the Creator. Below, we talk to Steward on her go-to morning routine, her beauty favorites, and more.
What’s the first thing you do every morning?
“Check my emails, lol.”
Do you have a morning workout routine?
Shower at-night, morning, or both?
Daily alarm time? How many times do you hit snooze?
“Usually I don’t use my alarm, but if I do it’s around 9:00 am and ill snooze three-ish times because I’m not a morning person.”
If you’re running late, what’s the one thing you have to do?
“Find the perfect outfit!”
“Grits and sausage with a glass of OJ! I’m a southern girl.”
Weirdest morning beauty habit?
“Ice cubes to the face! It wakes me up and i feel amazing after!”
What does your morning hair-care routine look like?
“I use nothing on my hair!”
How much time do you spend on your skincare routine?
“30 minutes max! I use the Biologique Recherche p50 Lotion, Dermologica Special Cleansing Gel, Circumference Pure Balancing Botanical Face Oil, and Prickle Butter by @prickleskin!”
How long do you usually take to get ready for the day?
“Depends on the day I’m having! If I plan on posting an outfit look for Instagram, usually an hour or two, but if I’m doing nothing for the day and just working, 30 minutes max.”
What’s the one product you could never leave the house without putting on?
“Sunscreen and my Chanel Chance perfume.”
The first word/thing that popped into your head this morning?
“I can’t wait until I get my first magazine cover!”
Your favorite morning read?
What’s on your nightstand right now?
“An Alabama Shakes vinyl, incense, water, and Hunger by Roxanne Gay”
What’s the current ringtone on your alarm?
“‘Enjoy Right Now, Today’ by Tyler, The Creator”
Coffee, tea, or go-to morning drink?
What’s the last thing you did before you headed out the door today?
“Checked my bank account always.”