Katya Vladykina

Hello, Dollface! After a couple years of fawning over Katya Vladykina’s flawless glow, we thought it would be only fit to get the scoop on her daily beauty routines. From natural-wear to glam-time, Katya spilled all of her secrets. To see what she advises, take a look below:

Katya taken by Brian Love

1. Is there any kind of makeup that you can’t leave the house without?

I am super simple when it comes to makeup and I love to keep my face fresh! So, I just bring my Rose or Cocoa Butter Mini Lip Vaselines (to die for) and Mario Badescu’s Rose Water Face Spray.

Vaseline – Rose

Mario Badescu – Facial Spray

Vaseline – Cocoa Butter









2. What is your daily skincare routine?

My skin care routine mostly happens before I go to bed. I wash my face with a Cera Ve Cleanser that does wonders at gently getting everything off. I’ve also been using Witch Hazel as toner – which is a natural option with lots of amazing benefits! Finishing it off, I’ve been using First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream as a deep moisturizer through the night. I wake up and just re-moisturize my face for the sun beams of the day ahead (preferably with some SPF)

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Brow Gel

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Brow Powder Duo

3. What is your go-to natural look? What products do you use?

My go-to natural look starts and ends with some definition on my eyes and eyebrows. I looove the brow products by Anastasia Beverly Hills and use the Brow Powder, as well as the Clear Eyebrow Gel. I ALWAYS curl my lashes, add some mascara, & voila! In my opinion, mascara is just black goop so I switch it up every time but right now I’m using Urban Decay Perversion and it’s bomb 🙂

Katya taken by Brian Love

4. What is your go-to “night out” look? What products do you use?

Now for the night out look – just add shimmer shimmer shimmer!!!! Shimmer on the cheeks in the form of a Becca Highlighter, shimmer on the eyes in the form of Stila Liquid Eye Shadow (Kitten color is gorgeous), smudge out some eyeliner, and add some lipgloss!!! My fav is White Russian by Buxom (partially because I’m Russian & very white most of the year).

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream – White Russian

STILA Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow – Kitten Karma

Becca Cosmetics – Highlighter








Katya taken by Brian Love

5. What is your favorite drugstore brand?

Growing up, Elf was the ISH!!! $1 makeup??? Heck ya!!!! However, NYX has some really bright and fun options for any occasion.

6. What is your favorite era of makeup?

Absolutely right now. I love the natural, fresh dewiness and glow. Today’s makeup accentuates natural beauty at its finest and lets the personality outshine the highlight. 😉

7. What cosmetics brand are you excited to try, but haven’t yet?

Oh man – Definitely the high end French makeup brands: Estée Lauder, Dior, YSL, etc. I’ve always dreamed of having a little vanity full of French lotions, oils, and all things lovely.



Coconut Oil

Katya taken by Brian Love

8. What is your most cherished beauty product?

COCONUT OIL – it is my forever holy grail product!!! I put it in my hair, on my body, basically everywhere I can. Not only does it make you want to eat yourself at every hour of the day, but it is so so so moisturizing on just about everything!

9. Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?

Ohmygosh, Sephora is my black hole heaven on earth – I could spend hours in there spritzing and swatching!!!!

10. What do you love about makeup?

I love that makeup is so universal. To some it adds confidence, and to other it’s self expression or a form of art. I love exploring it in all three of these ways. 🙂


Can’t get enough of Katya? Check out her portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

Photos of Katya Credits:

Photographer – Brian Love | Instagram and Website.

Creative Director – Eleanor Love | Instagram and Website.

Hair and Makeup – Bethany Garita | Instagram and Website.



Katya Vladykina

How old are you?

I’m 18 years old.

Where are you from?

I’m from Minneapolis, MN.

What’s your favorite punctuation mark?

Exclamation points!!! In big amounts!!!! I’m always excited about something!

If you had to choose one thing you were most passionate about, what would it be and why?

Choosing one thing would be really hard because I can be passionate about so many things that it becomes overwhelming. Art and traveling are both examples. However, I would have to say that I am most passionate about my family and all of the other amazing people I have in my life.


model style things she's obsessed with

 Who are you most envious of—real or fictional—and why?

Definitely Princess Mia from Princess Diaries because I’m kind of hoping that someone comes along and tells me that I’m the princess of some beautiful land, especially with that closet that she gets (favorite part of the movie).


 Where is the most beautiful place on earth and why?

I like to find beauty within every place I am, even Minnesota, but the most beautiful place on earth? I believe that I have yet to find out.

 How many bones have you broken?

ZERO! I am obsessed with milk and totally think that it has something to do with that.

 What food will you absolutely not, under any circumstances, eat?

Olives and anything pumpkin….blech!

 What inspires you the most?

Positive, inspiring, and driven people inspire me more than anything. I always find myself drawn to people with good vibes.


Which emoji would best capture your essence?

Definitely either the heart eyes kitty emoji or the sunflower. I completely overuse emojis but they make conversations so much more fun!

 Which superpower would you want?

I would love to be able to read other people’s minds. Sometimes I can’t help but wonder what in the world other people are thinking, especially boys.

 When you eat a pack of Skittles, do you save the best flavors for last? Or do they go first?

Definitely save the best for last, you have to let the anticipation build!

Take a look at Katya’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.