Anyone who claims they haven’t done their makeup in the backseat of a car, cab, or any mode of public transport is most likely lying to you. Unless your morning routine reads like that of a celeb (4am wakeup call, followed by hot water and lemon, chakra re-alignment, meditation, six thousand email replies), chances are you’re familiar with the following scenario: Hit snooze button for the tenth time, set world record for quickest ever shower, run out of house in a flurry (coffee in one hand, makeup bag in the other), ready to tackle your face en route to wherever it is you’re running late to.
We understand, you guys. That’s why we’re going #BTDS (behind the driver’s seat) to find out how we can best copy the speedy makeup routines of our favourite girls and trick the world into thinking we’re high-functioning morning people along the way. To kick things off, we shared the back seat with musician and It girl, Patricia Manfield.
We follow Patricia Manfield’s movements with the same determination as your crazy aunt does gossip mags, and her beauty routine is no exception. Luckily for us (and by extension, you), our good mate and film director, Dana Boulos, recently found herself in the backseat with Patricia, cruising down the kale-loving, palm tree-studded streets of L.A., getting to know her makeup ritual a little more intimately.
In the event that you’ve got a bit of catching up to do, the chicest girl in the game has been busy in the studio of late, flexing her singing muscles under the name HEIR, with her first EP dropping soon. Outside of that, she’s busy #breakingtheinternet on Instagram, getting creative at photo shoots, writing, and travelling the world.
Caught up? Good! On with the backseat guide! The self-confessed foodie gave us the rundown on her fuss-free beauty routine, which always starts with SPF. The rest reads like a rolodex of It girl brands—Glossier, Dior, Nars—applied with a humble, expert hand. The best bit? It takes less than ten minutes to do. Watch the honey do her thang in her natural habitat below.
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Words, Madeleine Woon. Film direction, Dana Boulos. Videography, Logan Rice.