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6 beauty tips Jennifer Garner has learnt in lockdown
Like all of us, Jennifer Garner is adapting to the uncharted waters of 2020 the only she can – by rolling with the very unpredictable and isolating punches.
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Speaking to Allure, Jennifer shared all the juicy details of her current beauty routine, which involves less makeup and more skin care, as well as some #covidsafe beauty hacks we will most definitely be adopting.
“Nothing looks better in your fifties than sunscreen in your twenties.”
Crediting SPF as the most important part of her skin care routine, Jen reveals she’s been diligent with sunscreen from a young age. In fact, it was her acting aspirations that kept her teenage self out of the harsh sun, “I was always in a theatre or working at a theatre, I wasn’t really somebody who went to the beach so my skin was saved by a very geeky adolescence,” she said.
Taking the ‘touch’ out of her touch-ups
Conflicted by the fact “we’re not supposed to touch our faces but we are supposed to wear sunscreen”, Jen reveals she has turned to spray-on sunscreen as her COVID-19-friendly hack, “this you can just spray on and go, you don’t even have to rub it in,” she explained, speaking about the Neutrogena® Ultra Sheer Body Mist SPF 50+ (we also love Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Spray SPF50+).
Liquid liner technique
Appearing on The Tonight Show from the comfort of her own home (minus the glam squad) preempted Jennifer to embrace her inner makeup artist, “I’ve done my own makeup for so many things over the last few months, and I’ve learned a bunch,” she said.
And while she’s not getting overly experimental – “I don’t really trust myself to do a ton” – she has revealed her liquid eyeliner technique is a solid go-to for her. “I just go right, right into the lash. Then, smoke it up with either a brush or Q-tip”.
bh recommends: Automatic Beauty Liquid Eyeliner Black, MUD Liquid Eyeliner and Max Factor Masterpiece High Precision Eyeliner
The importance of powder
Despite being powdered a million times in my life”, it wasn’t until lockdown that Jennifer truly paid attention to and “learned the importance of powder in front of a camera”.
While we don’t all need to be getting camera-ready at home (or do Zoom meetings count?) powder can also work its magic on us non-movie stars by evening out our skin tone, providing a coverage solution for oily skin and setting makeup down so it doesn’t budge throughout the day.
bh recommends: NYX Studio Finishing Powder, Rimmel London Match Perfection Loose Powder, ulta3 Pressed Powder
Mastering the at home blow-out
Arguably the most sought after skill we all wish we could emulate at home, Jennifer ‘finally’ learned how to master a salon quality blow-dry while in lockdown. Like most of our favourite celebs this year, she blessed us with an Instagram tutorial of the process, calling upon friend and hairstylist, Adir Abergel, to talk her through it.
Maskne is no joke
Exfoliating was a step which didn’t exist in Jennifer’s routine until 2020 – but, then again, neither was wearing a mask every day. And while she reiterates the importance of wearing a mask, she’s discovered “it can also trap things in your pores”.
However, the dreaded ‘maskne’ is easily avoided, simply with a little extra discipline. “You just have to make sure you really are putting on a clean mask on a clean face and cleaning your face when you take it off" said Jennifer.
To make sure she’s “gotten everything out” when it comes to her post-mask cleanse, Jen loves a “pore-refining toner”, which she applies using a cotton pad so she “can see what else has gotten out of that skin”.
Toning not a part of your routine currently? We love The Simple Soothing Facial Toner and Paula's Choice Resist Advanced Replenishing Toner.
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