Q&A With Jorja Woodruff About Makeup and Skincare


Gretchen Prifogle

Freshman Jorja Woodruff’s love of make-up goes back to borrowing her mother and grandmother’s make-up.

When did you start loving makeup/skincare?

Probably, since I was about three. I remember always stealing my mom’s and grandma’s makeup.

When did you first learn how to do makeup properly? 

I learned around eight years old. I’ve always watched makeup tutorials on YouTube and have done my own, but it hasn’t always looked the best. 

Do you have any stories about makeup or skincare when you were younger?

One time, I thought it was a good idea to put tissues and hand sanitizer on my face. It ended up getting in my mouth and eyes, and it didn’t taste or feel the best. I unfortunately was making a YouTube video while doing it, so it’s posted. I will be reminded of it for the rest of my life.

How do you take care of your skin after a long day of lots of makeup?

Usually, I wash my face with just regular face wash, and then, sometimes a scrub, but not all the time because it’s not the best for your skin. I always make sure to put on a bunch of lotion afterward because I have naturally very dry and sensitive skin.

How has makeup affected you or your life?

I think it made me more creative in ways like using different products for what they aren’t typically used for or doing different colors of makeup and designs. It always kept me busy. When I’m bored, I can just sit down and do my makeup.