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PARADOX Q&A: MODEL AND UP-AND-COMING DESIGNER BRITTENEY WALTON

by Erika Fonseca 4 min read

PARADOX EXCLUSIVE: Q&A WITH MODEL AND UP-AND-COMING DESIGNER BRITTENEY WALTON - Paradox

As you may know, Paradox is a brand about empowerment: we aim to use our skincare products and beauty knowledge to help elevate and empower bad*ss women to feel confident in who they are. With that, we love giving our followers, the  #paradoxmafia, a voice and getting to know them as individuals. Hence, we’ve started a new series  on our blog where we highlight members of the Paradox community through exclusive Q&A interviews. Keep reading to learn more about our first feature... 

Meet our first interview feature: Britteney Walton

Britteney is a New York based model and designer of  the Billy Brand, and long-time member of the  #paradoxmafia. Check out her Q&A below to learn more about her life as a model, as well as exclusive beauty tips!

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself, how did you get into modeling?

Growing up being thin and tall, I was always told to pursue modeling. I actually was not really interested in modeling at all during that time because I really wanted to pursue a professional volleyball career, but when I turned 18, I decided why not? My first photoshoot was with the sports photographer from my high school, and he pretty much introduced me to a lot of opportunities that led me to where I am now.”

Q: What’s your favorite thing about what you do?

“I love and miss runway. The adrenaline rush during those few seconds of strutting down a catwalk with all eyes on you makes me feel incredibly fierce and badass.”

Q: What does a typical work day look like for you?

“Taking care of myself and my energy first is especially important to me. Before my workday even begins, I like to thoroughly do my morning skincare routine, eat a balanced breakfast, and meditate. As a model and creative, days on and off set can be very long. You could be shooting for up to 8 hours or more depending on the job. Some days can be full of castings and meetings, or it could be all of the above. If I'm working from home or with my team in the studio for my brand, I try to keep that time structured with regular breaks and set goals.” 

Q: What’s your go-to work-from-home outfit?

“Oversized, monochromatic sweat suits. Sweats are very comfortable and easy for me to dress up or down. I shamelessly own several of the same colored tops and bottoms.”

(all photos from  @britteneywalton on Instagram) 

Q: What’s something your followers might not know about you?

“The dark circles around my eyes are not my eyeshadow. They're not too dark, but the different shade is perfect around the hood of my eyes, and makes it looks like I'm wearing an eyeshadow when I'm not. I definitely save money on that part, so that's cool!”

Q: Other than Instagram, what’s your favorite social media platform and why?

“Twitter has to be the best app on Earth. If I ever need an unnecessary excuse to laugh, I always look to Twitter. Everything is acceptable on Twitter, and that's what makes it a great app because you'll see some of the craziest, funniest, and most audacious things. If you have Twitter, then you may understand the hype.”

Q: What’s your favorite way to wind down after a long day?

“My home is my happy place so once my day is over I am running like Usain Bolt to my bed, turning my phone on ‘Do Not Disturb’ and binge watching a show for the rest of the night.”

Q: Do you have a go-to form of self-care?

“It's the nails and hair for me. My confidence is on another level. No one can tell me anything once my nails and hair are done.” 

Q: If you had to describe your aesthetic in two words, what would they be?

“Dark and minimal.”

Q: As for your beauty routine, what’s a beauty secret or weird step you do that most people might not include in their routine?

“Since I do have oily skin, I actually get a ton of my makeup techniques from the queens of makeup, drag queens. I've watched enough drag makeup tutorials to know that setting powder is my best friend and you should apply it before and after foundation multiple times in multiple places.”

Q: Is there a specific part of your routine that you always do, even if you’re too tired to do the rest?

“EYEBROWS. I could care less about anything else, but the eyebrows have to be done.” 

(all photos from  @britteneywalton on Instagram) 

Q: How often do you switch up your skincare routine?

“Very rarely. I've been lucky enough to find products that work year round for my skin type.”

Q: How old were you when you first started getting into skincare and beauty routines?

“I was 14 when my mom finally decided to let me start wearing eyeshadow and eyeshadow only. Back then, I felt so cute rocking a bold, bright color on my eyes with no eyeliner or mascara. Now, I consider it a crime and will never do it again.”

Q: Out of what you’ve tried, what’s your favorite Paradox product and why?

“Definitely has to be the  Lucky Stars. They're cute and they fight acne. It seriously doesn't get any better than that. I actually get compliments on them which is a double win.” (You can learn more about our stars  here)!

Q: If there are products you haven’t tried yet, which one are you most excited to try and why?

“I have tried and love almost every product, but I have yet to try the  Retinol drops. I hear so many good things about the  importance of having retinol in your beauty routine at a young age to prevent signs of aging, so I do want to try that product next, for sure.”

Learn more about Britteney Walton on her Instagram  @britteneywalton! You can catch some of her Paradox Insta-Story Takeover in our "Reviews" Highlight, as well!

Did you love this interview? Comment below to let us know who else you want to see featured! For beauty tips, sustainable skincare products, and more content like this, follow us on  Instagram and  Pinterest. While you’re here, check out our article “Simple Ways To Improve Your Skin Without Any Products” (here) and our other #Trending posts (here), too! 

Erika Fonseca
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