The country star says her bf "doesn't even know" her makeup trick
“Let me be honest, I used to have lash extensions to the gods,” the star, 30, says.
After years of wear she says, “I had two lashes left. I was like, ‘I’ve got to calm down.’”
Ballerini, Pantene’s new Healthy Hair Ambassador, quit extensions — and as part of her 360-degree approach to focusing on her wellness, her “healing era” — she began focusing on restoring her lashes.
Now that she has them back on track, she reaches for Ardell Seamless Underlash Extensions to amp them up.
“When I'm trying to do more of a glam moment, instead of doing a full strip, I'll do a half wing with two or three of these individuals just on each end."
The effect creates an “elevated” look that’s not overly-glam, “which I'm really liking right now,” Ballerini says. Bonus, it's really pretty gentle for your actual lashes,” she adds.
Because if this, wearing them has become “a date night thing,” Ballerini says with a smile, adding that, “He doesn't even know that.”
The country music star, who just celebrated one year with Stokes, also shared the dating advice she’s received.
“Every time my boyfriend and I are together, we try to have one date night. That's relationship advice that I've been given forever: never forget to date. It doesn't matter how long you've been together or dating, just never forget to keep dating.”
She continues, “So even if we have one night where we're cooking, or a game night with friends, we'll always try to go out and put on a nice outfit and go wine and dine each other for a night.”
Beyond a lash, Ballerini doesn’t put much thought into her date night makeup, which is a “good thing,” she says. But the self-proclaimed “girly-girl” does have quite the beauty stash. It includes sparkly eyeshadow, gua sha tools and Pantene’s Miracle Rescue Deep Repair Conditioner with Melting Pro-V Pearls.
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The singer-songwriter has been using it in addition to the Pantene Pro-V Miracles Miracle Bond Repair Shampoo and Conditioner since fall to revive her hair after months of consistent coloring and heat-styling while on tour. The deep conditioner won her over thanks to its texture, iconic smell, and, her hair feels better than ever.
“When you get out of the shower [after using it], you're like, oh yeah, I feel better about my entire life.”
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