With 6.6 million followers on Instagram, Negin Mirsalehi is one of the world's leading lifestyle influencers. Named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list, she's also the founder of hair care brand Gisou. The honey-infused line was inspired by Mirsalehi's father, a beekeeper, and mother, a hairdresser. All of the products are made using propolis from her family's sixth generation bee farm. Gisou's signature product is a hair oil, but Mirsalehi, who is passionate about bee conservation, has a love for oils that goes well beyond just hair.
"I love facial oils as well," she explains. "I think they're great for all skin types because they help regulate oil production and keep skin balanced and breakout-free. I prefer to use formulations with several different types of cold-pressed botanical oils. I like to think they're more nourishing because they give skin a more varied set of vitamins and fatty acids. I also like to mix a few drops of face oil into my foundation for a dewy look."
We caught up with the mega influencer to find out more about her beauty must-haves.
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"Our Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil is my favorite multipurpose hair care essential I can always rely on. It nourishes and moisturizes my hair throughout the day. I use it on wet hair after my washing routine to lock in moisture, on dry hair before and after styling and throughout the day to tame frizz, smooth ends and enhance shine. It's based on a homemade hair care formulation I have used since I was a young girl. The key ingredient is Mirsalehi honey from our own sixth generation family bee garden where my father and I continue to source our honey for all Gisou formulations today. Honey is incredibly nourishing for your hair. It's rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is also a natural humectant keeping hair hydrated and moisturized!"
"I'm a fan of the Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Oil-Free Foundation. It's not too heavy and leaves a nice, natural-looking finish so you can still see my skin underneath."
"Lately, I've been paring down my makeup routine and using just a bit of concealer and blush. I've used NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer for years. I mix the colors Ginger and Custard to match my skin tone and give the perfect coverage and finish."
"As I've gotten older, I have learned to appreciate and embrace what makes me unique, including my freckles, which I actually used to hate. I use this freckle pen on top of my own freckles to make them more visible whenever I am wearing foundation."