Transgender Activist Corey Rae’s Morning Routine

In honor of Pride month, OUAI teamed up with Corey Rae, the first openly transgender prom queen to donate $5,000 to the Los Angeles LGBT Center to help lead the fight for the most vulnerable within the diverse LGBT community.

Get ready with Corey above as she shares her morning routine for a day of meetings that carries her to a dinner celebrating the premiere of Queen, a short film by Harry Tarre about Corey's inspiring journey to prom queen. Then keep scrolling or click here to find out how you can do your part to keep our trans friends thriving.

Hair

  1. On dry hair, I spray a little bit of OUAI Dry Shampoo on my roots
  2. Then I take a round brush to tease at the crown and root for volume
  3. I spritz a little bit of OUAI Wave Spray on my hair then scrunch to redefine waves
  4. After blow drying my hair, I usually use an oil. OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil is actually an all-time favorite of mine. I use it very sparingly, one pump or two. I apply from mid-lengths to ends. Tip: make sure more of the product is on your palms than your finger tips

Makeup

  1. I apply a coat of Maybelline Great Lash Mascara then use my fingers to lift up and separate my lashes 
  2. Then I follow up with a coat of Maybelline Volum' Express Mega Plush Mascara on just the tips of my lashes
  3. To remove any excess mascara, I use two Q tips and Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
  4. I go back in with another coat of Maybelline Volum' Express
  5. The Trader Joe’s Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion SPF 15 absorbs beautifully into skin so I apply it to face, elbows, arms, chest, and the back of neck because it’s a great way to have a little coverage in California where UV index is astronomical 

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