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Khloe & Lamar's Malika Haqq Shops at Target, Loves L'Oreal

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Photo credit: Benny Haddad
Photo credit: Benny Haddad

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Khloe Kardashian seems like the smartest and most grounded Kardashian sister, and Lamar Odom is plain cool, but we also tune in to Khloe & Lamar weekly to see what Khloe's best bud Malika Haqq is up to. The 29-year-old aspiring actress is totally beautiful and always looks put-together, even when play-fighting with Rob or hiking with Khloe. We caught up with Haqq while on a recent trip to Target (stars, they're just like us) to find out how she gets so pretty for TV.

How has your look changed since being on the show?
"Well, being on the show give you an opportunity to see yourself in ways that the mirror doesn't exactly expose to you. But I have to say my look hasn't changed all that much. I may wear a little more makeup because there's a camera in front of me and you know, you want to look your best. My hair has stayed the same, I may use a different shampoo now, but I'm pretty much me."

What's your basic prep like when you're shooting? Do you do your own hair and makeup?
"I do do my own hair and makeup—in most cases. I have a makeup artist and a hairstylist I work with but on a regular basis I prep myself."

And how long does it take you to get ready?
"Okay. On a good day, if I have time, start to finish I can be done in an hour and a half. If I don't have the time I can actually make it work in thirty minutes."

What are the steps, what's the process?
"I shower, wash my hair, get out of the shower, put my hair in a towel, wash my face, brush my teeth, floss. Do you really want all these details [laughs]? Use astringent, moisturize, put on lotion and different PJs then sit in front of the mirror, maybe pluck my eyebrows, use chapstick, and start the makeup process. I use a light primer on the skin and then foundation by Bobbi Brown, then different M.A.C. products like their eyebrow pencils and their eyeshadow and their liquid eyeliner. I don't wear makeup every day but typically if I'm going to leave the house and come out and be at Target like I am right now then I'll do natural makeup. After the makeup is done, I blow dry, flat iron, a light curl for a wave and put clothing on and that's pretty much it."

What other products do you really like?
"I really love Cetaphil cleansers and their moisturizer with SPF. I do really well with L'Oreal hairspray. For body products I really like Neutrogena oils—when I take a shower at night I'll put oil on and I use either that or sesame oil. It has a nice clean smell and I really like that. At night I normally do vitamin E but I do really like La Mer products for underneath the eye."

Aside from La Mer, it all seems really affordable.
"I use a combination of things. It's not about the price—the price doesn't help it work for your skin. I just go for what works. I have things from both the high and low end."

Where do you like to go in LA for beauty treatments?
"Well I love to go to Burke Williams for facials and massages, that's my go-to spot. I actually have an appointment tomorrow. I have a hairstylist that does my hair, she does a bunch of different celebs and stuff, she's kind of an exclusive gal. So I would say I have a private stylist. What else do I like to do around this place? I'm drawing a blank."

It sounds like you do a lot of it yourself.
"I do because I'm really a do-it-yourself kind of girl. I have a housekeeper that comes to my house but I'll be honest with you, I really don't have people do things that I know how to do myself."
· Forever Malika [Twitter]
· Malika Haqq [Facebook]
· Khloe & Lamar [E!]
· All Beauty Week Coverage [Racked]