Untitled had the pleasure of snapping singer and actress Margot Bingham in some morning-to-night Valentine’s day looks before she jetted off to Los Angeles to enjoy some down time from filming Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It”, a Netflix series—recently renewed for a second season!—based off of his movie of the same name.
Keep an eye out for Bingham’s upcoming musical gig on March 26th at Joe’s Pub, “There Was Sound.” For now, read on for some insight into Margot’s beauty routine and more.
Tina: Do you have a beauty routine for special nights such as Valentine’s day?
Margot: To give me that Valentines Day glow, I would do a honey mask! I put Manuka honey all over my face, especially around my jawline where I tend to break out the most, and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. I rinse with a warm washcloth, spray some rosewater, and to finish it off, put some coconut oil on before I hit the hay. Make sure you put a little towel over your pillow, or you won’t be happy in the morning!
Tina: What do you use when going with a no-makeup makeup look?
Margot: Sappho Cosmetics is my go-to foundation. It’s an all natural organic line, and it comes off so fresh and it’s so lightweight! I blend, top off with a bare minerals powder and a Sappho Cosmetics concealer under my eyes and on the bridge of my nose. I’m obsessed with my eyebrows being on point, so with my base looking natural, I just fill in my brow line, not too strong. Put on a little bronzer for my cheek bone contour and mascara, and voila!
Tina: What in your diet and exercise routine refreshes your overall spirit, energy, and beauty from inside out?
Margot: I watch my dairy intake; that’s really helped with my adult acne. Constantly being in the spotlight, theres a lot of pressure to look a certain way. I think it’s a great thing to have goals—trust me, I do a lot of dream boards! But I think above and beyond all, those goals have to be attainable to you. Following someone else’s routine will more than likely not suit your own. Everyday I work on bettering mine. And to me, what I’m working on most right now is consistency and happiness. You can’t see progress without consistency, and you can’t be completely confident without happiness.
Tina: Who are your beauty and style icons?
Margot: My beauty icon is definitely Pat McGrath! Her eyeshadows are to die for, and the application is perfection. My style icon changes periodically depending on my vibe, but I gotta shout out Zendaya. She’s just so beautiful and poised. I love that she’s not afraid to make a statement but she’s also a boss about it.
Tina: When do you feel most confident?
Margot: I’m my most confident when I’m on stage performing. I love acting, and the process and work behind it. But there’s something about music and performing live where you don’t feel like you’re under a microscope. I can totally be myself. It’s freeing and I’m in complete control.
Photography: Tina Turnbow
Retouching: Su Beyazit