We all know the life of a reporter is very unpredictable as news is being made every minute of the day. I caught up with the regal news reporter Tina Martin, a reporter with Channel 3 Eyewitness News in Connecticut. Tina shared how she keeps her skin and hair in check on such a busy schedule.
Tayelor: Please tell us a little about you. Are you originally from Connecticut? When did you decide to be a journalist, who was your inspiration? If you weren’t a journalist what would you be doing?
Tina: I am from Cambridge Massachusetts and came to Connecticut as a member of the channel 3 team in 2008. I decided to become a journalist in high school when I discovered my natural love for speaking in public and writing. If I were not a journalist, I’d probably be an actress.
Tayelor: That’s great.
Tayelor: Okay, how do you keep your skin so radiant? What’s your day and night skincare routine? What products are you currently using?
Tina: I use Oil of Olay Daily facials to clean my skin along with a daily exfoliant from Dermalogica. I use Total Effects Daily Moisturizer from Olay for my moisturizer. I also use their under eye brightener.
Tayelor: What’s the one product that you cannot live without?
Tina: Boy…..there are so many. But since you have to start with a clean face, I would say my daily facial cleanser.
Tayelor: Do you get monthly facials? Or visit spas regularly?
Tina: I do not get facials monthly, I do an exfoliation treatment every two months or so. Yes I visit spas for massages.
Tayelor: What’s your daily makeup routine?
Tina: First I apply NW45 MAC Studio Fix powder, then concealer from Lancome in my t-zone. Next I apply MAC Raizin blush on my cheeks and cheek bones. I use expresso eyeshadow. Black liquid liner on my upper eyelid, and line my lower eyelid with Revlon ColorStay crayon in black. I line my lips with the chestnut lip liner from MAC, bonfire lipstick from MIZANI, and COVERGIRL Lash Blast mascara in black.
I also apply false eyelashes sometimes Ardell #105 (same as Oprah)
At the studio, we have a professional makeup artist that has customized a “a face” for each of the reporters, and we apply that look every day.
Tayelor: Do you wear makeup when you’re not in front of the camera?
Tina: Sometimes, its depends on what Im doing. At the gym no. Running errands and hanging out, yes.
Tina: What makeup lines are in your cosmetic bag?
MAC, COVERGIRL, MIZANI, and LANCOME.
Tayelor: Do you mind if I look in your cosmetic bag?
Tayelor: Tina! Wow. I am impressed. It’s so neat, and the brushes are clean! LOL! Okay, back to business.
Tayelor: What haircare products do you use?
Tina: My hair stylist uses a special shampoo for my hair. The conditioner is Pantene Relaxed & Natural and others as well. I am often asked, if this is my natural hair, yes it is. I keep it healthy by not using any heat, no blow dryers, flat irons or curling irons. I get it washed and set once a week.
Tayelor: Will you be changing your hair color, or style for the summer?
Tina: I will lighten my hair this summer.
Tayelor: If you’re called in the middle of the night to cover a breaking news story, how quickly can you apply your makeup?
Tina: 2 minutes. LOL!
Tayelor: LOL! That must be some kind of record!
Tina, thank you for taking the time to meet with me. It’s been a pleasure.
To see Tina Martin in action, tune into WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News on CBS, Hartford, Connecticut. http://www.wfsb.com