Who is Nafessa Williams? She is the fresh young face who’s standing out with little effort on ABC’s long running daytime drama, One Life to Live. Nafessa plays Deanna Forbes on the show, a character whose arrival has shaken things up a bit. In reality, Nafessa’s charm and stunning good looks are enough to shake up any town, city or state for that matter. In this CherryOnTop exclusive, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native speaks on her beauty regimen, favorite makeup tips, and her next career move:
You’re an amazing actress who spends five days a week taping One Life to Live; tell me about your beauty regimen on the go?
NW: Well to be honest, when I’m working I only wear makeup at the studio. After having it on all day, you’re ready to have a clean face, so I go to and from the studio with moisturizer only.
What are some of your favorite beauty buys that you would recommend to our readers?
NW: I love Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. It’s the only mascara I ever use. I highly recommend it! It’s great for lengthening and volume. You can always find that, a MAC press powder and a Kiss N Tell lipstick by Julia Jovone in my makeup bag. Also I love Ceptaphil…I use the facial cleanser and moisturizer twice daily.
What eating habits do you practice to maintain a healthy body?
NW: I try to eat as many veggies as possible. And I only drink water during the week. However, I do treat myself on the weekends. I love an ice cold Pepsi every now and then.
Your eating habits are so admirable! However, what must have treats do you love, that are worth the extra workout?
NW: Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookies are always worth the extra cardio – I can never get tired of eating those. I love me some hot potato chips too!
What is the Nafessa Williams makeup look?
NW: My look is pretty simple I love liquid foundation, a sheer pressed powder, bronzer, eyeliner, mascara and a nude lip to complete the look. My favorite features to enhance are my lashes.
If you were able to be the spokesmodel for any makeup line, which line would it be and why?
NW: Maybelline for sure! I just think their brilliant for the Great Lash Mascara; you see I can’t stop talking about it! LOL! I’m also in love with their ExpertWear Eye Liner!
When you look in the mirror is there anything you would want to change about yourself?
NW: Absolutely not! I think I’m just fine the way I am.
Do you usually stick with simple makeup, or do you like to glam it up?
NW: I pretty much just go for a fresher simple look. Actually, I have the smallest makeup case. However, on occasion I do like to glam it up a bit. Especially when I’m doing photo shoots I like to experiment with different colors.
Do you have any favorite makeup colors?
NW: I love pinks, golds and nudes. A pop of red doesn’t hurt sometime!
What is your favorite nail polish?
NW: I’m really enjoying OPI’s Lucky Lucky Lavender this summer.
So what’s next for Nafessa?
NW: Everyone can look out for me in the feature film I did called Streets. Streets is a Philly shot drama. I play the character Nicole Gordon. Streets will be coming to theaters soon! I also just shot a Capital One commercial so look out for that as well. I’m just getting started, so I’ll definitely be doing more TV, film, commercials and modeling too. My plan is to do it all!
Nafessa’s CherryOnTop of makeup and beauty:
Lip gloss or lipstick?
I can’t decide. I love both lipstick and lip gloss; it gives you a variety of looks.
Liquid foundation or powder foundation?
I actually prefer liquid over powder.
Mascara or false lashes?
I love mascara! I already have long lashes, so a few coats gets the job done.
Blush or bronzer?
I love bronzer. Nothing wrong with having that golden sun kissed skin.
Be sure to follow Nafessa Willams on her road to success on Twitter @NafessaWilliams.
- Jacen Bowman
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