If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair but the hair spray and the electric toothbrush. We asked model and musician Shaun Ross — whose debut album SHIFT drops on May 7 — about the shaver, electronic piano, and underwear he can’t live without.
Having albinism means I have sensitive skin, so I always have to figure out ways to keep it looking and feeling good. I was in Paris looking for beauty products one day when I found this tea-tree face mask. It’s so good. It does a deep cleaning, that’s what I love about it. Because it cleans so deeply, I don’t use it all the time — I would recommend using it once or twice a week depending on your skin.
I looked for something that could give me a close shave for so long. I can’t use a traditional razor because they really irritate my skin. I had seen the BaByliss Pro and thought it looked cool — and when I finally got one, I found it actually works for me too. It gets nice and close and is one of the only things that does the job well.
The best cheap fix for my face. I highly recommend it. Its hydrating from the aloe but also tightening and brightening from the hyaluronic acid. I spray it right on my face when I come out of the shower. My boyfriend uses it too. We picked it up after one of our friends started using the brand’s face masks and we noticed her skin looked really, really good.
I used to just get coffee at Starbucks because the coffee world can be confusing. A friend introduced me to Black and Bold. My favorite flavor is Rise and Grind. I love using it to make cold brew. I don’t drink coffee religiously, it’s more of a day-by-day thing.
For women, lingerie has always been something meant to make them feel sexy. It has felt like their garment. But as a man, I want that same feeling — like many men, I am getting more in touch with myself and my feminine side. I wear these Menagerie briefs all the time, even to the beach. The company is Black-owned and the briefs make me feel sexy.
I went to a movie premiere, and during the after-party this group BadBadNotGood performed. One guy was playing a piano and I loved the sound and the way it looked. That piano was the Korg D1, so I bought myself one and began to learn how to play. It’s been almost a year since I started messing around on these keys. Now playing feels like second nature to me.
It’s such an iconic movie, sonically. I heard that they didn’t have a large budget for it and the movie is still so amazing. Between the sound and the dancing, it’s one of those movies that, in my opinion, can’t be remade. I love the Emerald City color sequence towards the end. I still watch it today, and I grew up watching it with my mom, around the holidays and on lazy Sundays. It 100 percent influenced my music and taste in music as well. You have people like Quincy Jones involved in The Wiz. Quincy Jones is one of the quintessential masters of music that people reference to this day.
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