The Makeup Chair is a monthly column by Jillian Wilkey, a professional makeup artist in the Bay Area.
Cassandra Crow, owner of Nevada City's groovy vintage clothing business, Electric Love Company, is the epitome of a modern '70s babe. Her hair is feathered to perfection and she's always in head-to-toe vintage. "I love everything from the glamour of Cher to the grit of the Runaways to the psychedelic getups of Jimi Hendrix," says Crow.
The self-proclaimed shopaholic is no amateur to selling vintage and has been at it since she was 18. Her vintage wares can be found online and at Santa Cruz’s Tomboy. “Selling at Tomboy really catapulted me into taking things more seriously," she says. "About one year ago, I started my business, Electric Love Company, which is my pride and joy. I've successfully transformed my shopping addiction into a strength to share with fellow fashion lovers and I wouldn't change that for the world.”
What’s in Cassandra’s bag?
I couldn't live without this iron. I always start my day off with a little curl. This particular one is a total dream and never fails to give me big, effortless curls. Your hair is your crown. You can't have a bad day with great hair.
When curling my hair, I use a spritz of AVA Hair Care's Protective Oil. I just discovered this product and I am obsessed. It isn't too heavy, but just enough to keep those frizzy days on lock. Not to mention the scent is absolutely divine.
I'm pretty new to the makeup game (I was a tomboy growing up) but, I like to give my eyes a little pop. I use MAC's Fluidline with an angled brush on the outer corners. Then, I finish it off with Rodial's Glamolash Mascara for big, full, thick lashes.
When I'm feeling like I need extra oomph, I'll use Jane Iredale's BB Cream and a dash of bronzer for a bit of glow. It gives me just the right amount of coverage while still looking fresh and natural. Not to mention, the BB Cream is light as a feather.
No look is complete without a hint of something on the lips. I top things off with Rodial's Glamstick in Psycho for a beachy bronzy '70s look.