As a stand-up comic and self-proclaimed “girly girl,” Corlis DeLauren is making her mark on stage and on the small screen. Her story-telling skills landed her a role on the MTV show, Greatest Party Story Ever, where she takes viewers on a hilarious journey, narrating her dating ups and downs as part of an animated reenactment.
We were all smiles when we caught up with our favorite funny gal to learn a bit more about her beauty routine and how she takes time out for self-care behind the scenes.
D.I.D. Nail Paint: What is the beauty or skincare product you can’t live without?
Corlis DeLauren: I have tremendously oily skin – which I’ve heard will benefit me as I age, but does nothing for my current level of annoyance – and my budget doesn't always allow for "pricey primers" that actually work. So I found that the Maybelline primer does wonders for my skin, with or without make-up.
D.I.D. Nail Paint: How often do you get manicures and pedicures?
Corlis Delauren: I work on my feet a lot, and that’s before we even talk about the years of Track & Field that ransacked my toes, so I try to get pedicures every week or bi-weekly. It's very therapeutic and relaxing to get a foot massage, and I can tell it’s helping my feet look and feel better with time. I love to do my own nails, and I’m refining my skills every day. I always felt like the nail ladies were too cavalier and would do what they wanted to do…and I found they sometimes lacked good ole artistic abilities. With my D.I.Y. manicures, I shape them how I want, layer the colors how I want and decorate HOW I WANT! It's my "me" time, and once again it relaxes my nerves, I suppose…
D.I.D. NailPaint: What colors do you typically wear on your nails?
Corlis DeLauren: So I admit I am super girly and I tend to flock towards purples, pinks, nudes and reds. But you can never beat a good old fashioned French or American tip. I really have started to embrace the ombre or Baby Boomer effect with french tips. Its that beautiful natural look that every woman wants with strong healthy nails.
D.I.D. Nail Paint: Do you have a regular beauty routine?
Corlis DeLauren: Any Capricorn loves a good routine, and I’m true to that. I always wash my face and shower before bed – even if I'm sloppy drunk! That being said, I have to do the bentonite clay mask with apple cider vinegar in the morning or at night, I have to exfoliate my body every shower with my gloves, and I have to take my vitamins with apple cider vinegar everyday. It's my way of controlling acne (face and body), blemished skin, weight gain and lack of energy. I wash my hair WAY more now that I am natural, but mostly with conditioner. Does anyone else feel as liberated as I do not having to wear a shower cap? I know it sounds silly but I love how the steam affects my curls and I love how I don't care if my hair gets wet anymore! WOOHOO! I think the steam honestly keeps my hair from being crunchy. I love big puffy curls!!!
D.I.D. Nail Paint: Thanks so much for sharing, Corlis!
After all, laughter is the best medicine, and if you learn anything from Corlis’ MTV debut, make sure it’s understanding the importance of looking really good, even if you have to tell a dude “boy bye” during an awkward date!
Follow Corlis on Instagram: @corlisdelauren