The Backstreet Boys Reflect on Their Best Beauty Looks From the Past 25 Years — Interview – Allure

Dorough: At this point, we’re not 20 years old. Every so often I get a HydraFacial, use moisturizer, and use sunscreen. We are like wine: We’re getting better with time, but you’ve got to massage those grapes and keep them good and juicy and plump.

McLean: The hell are you talking about?

Dorough: Yeah! Getting juicy and plump. That’s what you’ve got to do. 

Littrell: I like Aveeno lotion because the skin on my face is tough, but it can also get irritated at times. I use Olaplex on my hair. I got into that seven or eight months ago, and I’ve already got hair in places that I didn’t have hair, which I think is exceptional. 

Carter: I’m a big fan of Le Labo Santal 33. My wife sprayed it on me one day and I just didn’t stop wearing it.

Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion

Ava Dean Beauty Ursula Nail Polish

$13

Ava Dean Beauty

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

McLean: I wear foundation every day; I have for years now. MAC NW30. Maybelline mascara is my number one choice for coloring in my mustache and whatnot. But what everybody knows me for is my nail polish. I’ve been wearing nail polish for 25 years now. Never in a million years did I think I would have my own company [Ava Dean Beauty], which was inspired by my daughters. Our daddy-daughter dates are at the nail salon. It’s the best.

Littrell: If I could give my younger self beauty advice, it would be to sunscreen up. I’ve actually had several cancerous spots removed from my body.

Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

$55

Alastin

Olaplex No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask

Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum

$285

Le Labo

Richardson: HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum from Alastin is a tinted moisturizer, but it’s got
crazy sunscreen in it. As we’re getting older, I get a little bit of hyperpigmentation on my face. Don’t get into a tanning bed, ever. Looking back, the tanning bed was not the way to go.

Carter: Just feel comfortable in your skin. I’ve always tried to be in touch with my feminine side. Even though you’re a guy, you can be beautiful as well. And maybe just drink a little bit more water.

This story originally appeared in the October 2021 issue of Allure. Learn how to subscribe here.


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