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Danielle Brooks: 'Make-up wipes are a must'

Orange Is the New Black star Danielle Brooks constantly keeps mints in her bag to ensure her breath smells good.

Actress Danielle Brooks doesn't go anywhere without make-up wipes.

The 26-year-old star found global fame in Netflix series Orange Is the New Black as prisoner Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson. Away from the show she's proved to be a glamour puss on the red carpet, dazzling with striking beauty looks to complement her gowns. But with such contrasting roles, Danielle has had to take extra care of her skin.

"I'm constantly walking around with make-up wipes," she told Allure. "I use ones from Aveeno and Lauren Napier. Going from glamour girl to inmate to 1920s (character), it's been really challenging for me to keep the pimples down. So I wash my face with Cetaphil every day."

She also keeps cosmetics in her purse at all times, naming M.A.C. Haute and Naughty Too Black Lash mascara as one of her must-haves. As for foundation, Danielle relies on a product by Cargo Cosmetics.

"It's oil-free and doesn't break me out as much," she said of the cover-up. "And it'll fit perfectly in your clutch, so you don't have to worry about glass breaking or getting messy. I also carry M.A.C. Blot Powder, blush, and Altoids (mints), so my breath smells good."

Hand cream makes the list too, with Danielle relying on FarmHouse Fresh Hello! Yellow Shea Butter Cream.

The actress has had a busy time as of late, voicing a character in animated movie Angry Birds as well as starring in Broadway show The Color Purple. When she isn't busy with work Danielle has a few ways to kick back and relax.

"I like to cook, then when I'm done, I'll catch up on TV to feel like a normal human being and know what everybody is talking about on social media," she smiled. "Then I love taking a bubble bath and just relaxing with the salts and balls to throw in the water. Listen to some Emily King and just chill out."

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