I met bombshell Lindsay Doyle on the set of Devin Dawson’s “Asking for a Friend” music video a little over a year ago. As contracted talent with AMAX Talent Agency here in town, I spent quite a bit of time around hair and makeup artists over the last few years. The really fun thing about that period of my life was being on set with such talented and creative groups of people who have transplanted to Nashville from all over (like myself). This particular Devin Dawson set was no different — with a lovely crew all working together to create something extraordinary in Music City.
Lindsay’s client list is nothing if not impressive, with clients like Lily Aldridge, Maren Morris, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Karen Fairchild, LeAnn Rimes, Devin Dawson, Walker Hayes and Dan + Shay (just to name a handful!). Since she moved here in 2009 from Los Angeles, it’s pretty impressive that she has built such an amazing client list without the newfound tool of social media. I remember asking about how she landed such big-name clients, to which she explained to me was due to good, old-fashioned referrals and networking (like, real networking. Not Facebook.).
As a hard-working mother of twins, I was thrilled to pick this lady’s brain on all things beauty–inside and out–and what she loves to frequent in our busy Southern town.
The Nashville Edit: You have a pretty notable list of clients. What is the best part of working with such talented people?
Lindsay Doyle: I started working with Maren in 2016 just before she released her album Hero. I knew from the moment I met her she was going to be a superstar. I was with her for all her first television and award show appearances. Watching her take risks and stay true to herself, being apart of her team and collaboratively creating is the best part of my job. In those moments, you know this is something special and I personally love watching the world get on board.
TNE: You moved to Nashville from LA in 2009. What made you decide to move to Music City before moving here was “a thing”?
LD: I’m originally from South Florida and went to college in Los Angeles. I moved to Nashville almost ten years ago and I wish I could say I knew then what was going to happen to this city! I love the energy, community, creativity and drive that this city has. It’s why I moved here then and why I still love it today.
“I love the energy, community, creativity and drive that this city has. It’s why I moved here then and why I still love it today.”
– Lindsay Doyle
TNE: What is your signature beauty look for day and night?
LD: My signature beauty look always starts with Biologique Recherché During the day, I’m running around with my kids, so MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation is my go-to (hydrating, sheer coverage, satin finish) with Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel and Bobbi Brown Lip Balm. At night I use Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (medium coverage foundation, improves texture and blurs imperfections) La Mer The Concealer, lots of mascara and a lip color that works with my outfit!
TNE: Do you have any favorite products that you use before your client has a big event or shoot to really look their best?
LD: YES! I always recommend my clients do a facial a few days leading up to a big event. The day of, I start with clean skin and to prep I use eye and face sheet masks followed up with a moisturizer. La Mer The Treatment Lotion Hydrating Mask or Dr. Jart+ sheet masks and The Rich Cream by Augustinus Bader are my current favorites.
TNE: What are some of your favorite products in your personal daily makeup bag?
LD: I like to do my makeup before I leave the house, but always keep Bobbi Brown Lip Balm, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Pressed Powder and Biologique Recherché L’Eauxygenante (face mist) in my purse.
TNE: What are some of your beauty values?
LD: Beauty starts within. Be kind to your body. What you eat shows on the outside! Find a skincare regimen that is best suited for you and stick to it. And use sunscreen daily!
TNE: What is your makeup staple? Hair staple?
LD: For makeup, great brushes, Pat McGrath eye shadow palettes, Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, and La Mer The Concealer. For hair, Dyson Hair Dryer, Color Wow Dream Coat, Oribe Texturizing Spray, The Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam, and GHD hair tools.
TNE: Who do you trust with your skincare needs around town?
TNE: How do you start your mornings?
LD: My mornings start with my skincare routine, coffee and getting my kids off to school!
TNE: Are you a night owl or a morning bird?
LD: Naturally, I’m a night owl, but with 7-year-old twins, my bedtime is much earlier then it used to be!
TNE: How do you combat tired eyes in the morning? On clients, or yourself.
LD: In this business, we have a lot of late nights and early call times. Eye masks to the rescue! 111 Skin Black Diamond Eye Mask, Skyn Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gel, Tatcha Deep Hydration Eye Mask, and Verso Reviving Eye Mask are a few of my favorites!
TNE: Sum up your best beauty advice in 5 words or less.
LD: Be you and own it!