What’s your favorite part of getting ready in the morning?
For many of us, it’s completing that simple daily transformation. The right outfit, a fresh face, and our favorite jewelry makes all the difference in the world! Often, it’s what makes us feel awake, refreshed, and confident.
Today, we’re taking a peek into the makeup routines of three influential women who have achieved outstanding success in their chosen career paths.
Despite demanding work schedules and lives that are always on the go, each of these women takes some time for self-care in their go-to beauty routines.
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Entrepreneur and CEO Nancy Twine knows all about making healthy choices for an everyday beauty routine.
Twine began a successful career as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs at a young age but switched gears to the world of clean beauty after a few years on Wall Street. Briogeo, her prestige clean haircare brand, enjoyed immediate success and popularity.
With the successful launch and growth of her company, Twine became the youngest Black woman to own a brand sold at Sephora.
Although her busy lifestyle doesn’t offer too much free time, she still makes time for a quick morning glow-up to shine at the office.
Twine’s morning makeup routine is concise but effective—ideally, only two minutes long!
After some morning skincare involving hydrating serums and facial oil, it’s time for a little makeup. Twine prefers a “simple and natural” lineup of everyday products.
Her clean beauty makeup routine starts with a nourishing tinted face oil to even out the skin tone. Her go-to brow product is a brow mousse for some added shape and texture.
For her everyday makeup, Twine skips eyeshadow and goes straight to mascara to define the lashes. For the final touch, she adds her favorite shade of nourishing red lipstick.
Her signature look also includes a few gold bangle bracelets and a single delicate dainty chain necklace (often with a small pendant or diamond detail). She’s also often seen with gold hoop earrings for that classic, polished accent.
Award-winning actress and filmmaker Laura Dern is no stranger to the world of makeup.
As the daughter of two actors, Dern started her acting career at a young age.
Now, as a 53-year-old mom of two, her performances continue to impress, as she goes on to win one prestigious award after another.
Dern has spent her fair share of time in the makeup artist’s chair over the years. But when it comes to her daily makeup routine, she prefers to take inspiration from her grandmother’s beauty philosophy: “Good skincare, a lip, and a little mascara.”
After a rich probiotic mask, facial mist, facial oil, and her tried-and-true moisturizer to start, Dern moves on to her foundation-free makeup look.
She uses concealer under the eyes to cover dark circles and add some targeted brightness. “Also color on the cheeks,” she says, “because I’m so pale.”
Dern prefers user-friendly products she can apply sans makeup brush. She likes to use her fingers to apply a rosy shade of cream blush to the apples of her cheeks.
Instead of reaching for an eyeshadow palette, Dern simply adds a little bit of her blush onto her eyelids for a light wash of color before applying mascara.
From there, she grabs her favorite lip color combo: a nude lip liner topped with a simple lip balm. And voilá! The everyday makeup routine is complete.
A couple of layered gold dainty chain necklaces finish off Dern’s final look, along with dangling earrings featuring amber-colored stones.
As a world-famous Olympic gold medalist, Simone Biles puts most of her energy into rigorous training, workouts, and rehearsals. Can you imagine the discipline and drive it takes to be a record-breaking athlete?
While sharing her beauty routine, Biles is quick to point out her performance on the mat is what matters to her the most.
But, as an athlete who does her own pre-competition makeup, she readily admits her time to get ready beforehand makes her feel good too!
Biles starts with face makeup. She uses a beauty blender to apply a full-coverage liquid foundation before moving on to eye makeup.
She uses an eyeshadow brush to apply a glistening gold eyeshadow generously onto each eyelid. Biles then pairs the sparkling lid with bold winged eyeliner and mascara—perfect for enhancing her features from a distance during competition.
Finally, she goes back for finishing touches: cream blush on the cheeks and a thick moisturizing lip balm for the lips.
Small diamond accents are also a consistent staple in Simone’s everyday look. She wears diamond studs in her nose piercing and her multiple ear piercings as well.
What’s your favorite makeup routine?
If there’s one thing we can learn from these successful women’s beauty routines, it’s that taking the time to get ready in the morning is indeed a form of self-care.
Whether you have five minutes to spare or an hour to spend on your look, that simple daily ritual can go a long way and is one of the best ways to show your unique personality.
Beauty is personal. And it’s a huge part of how we express ourselves to others!
For one person, a BB cream, a brow pencil, and a powder bronzer could be all they need to feel ready to start the day. On the other hand, someone else may not feel complete without a glowy highlighter and the perfect lip gloss!
What’s a makeup product or beauty accessory you can’t live without?