A few braided beauties showed face as well. Erykah Badu rocked her micro braids, which were woven by Yasmin Amira, with regal golden embellishment. And then an angelic Imani Randolph wore a set of face-framing braids with a pop of rose-hued blush. Speaking of silky, photographer Elizabeth De La Piedra wore twinning aloe hair masks and pigtail braids with her adorable “baby boy.”Traveling between New York City, her home base and district, and D.C., where she has to spend four days a week while Congress is in session, is, she notes, taxing especially for her skin. To counteract all the People In Front Of Me Driving Responsibly And Going The Speed Limit T Shirt wear and tear, she often sneaks in a stealth moisturizing mask while on the train and makes sure to keep her cosmetics organized and packed in a compact case. “I love beauty, but also I try not to have a full beat every day,” she says. “Some days I choose to go in with a bare face, and other days when I want to feel glam, I do glam”which is why she has two foundations for the job: Nars’s lightweight tinted moisturizer, which she brushes onto her complexion, and Estée Lauder’s long-lasting Double Wear finish, which can withstand even the most demanding schedules (not to mention a camera’s harsh glare).