Jennifer Garner is featured in the current issue of Redbook. Isn’t that weird? It’s weird to me that Garner didn’t get the COVER, only an interview inside the magazine. It seems like Redbook readers would much prefer seeing Garner on the cover as opposed to Rebecca Romijn (no offense to Rebecca). In the Redbook interview, Garner is just talking about her personal “beauty secrets” which are all pretty basic. Jennifer is not known as a woman who looks amazing and chic off the red carpet – but that too is part of her appeal, part of her branding, part of her relatability. She’s the Hollywood Mom who dares to go out with her children without a professional blowout. Anyway, here are some quotes from Jennifer’s interview:
She’s a busy mother-of-three, so it’s unsurprising that Jennifer Garner has little time for make up. But the 41-year routinely looks incredible, so how does she do it?
‘Most days I don’t get around to makeup,’ she told the latest edition of Redbook magazine. ‘If I do, it’s pretty simple: concealer, blush, mascara and some lipcolor,’ the beauty added in the interview which accompanies her stunning cover shoot.
She then added: ‘If I’m really going for it, I might fill in my brows. Generally speaking, brows are underserved.’
And Jennifer also touched upon the fantastical and dramatic world of the red carpet.
‘The red carpet feels like a whole other side of me. What I wear during the day reflects utility. The red carpet is really fun,’ she revealed. ‘It’s show business, and we’re putting on a show. A lot of people are involved in the styling and my voice is one of the smaller ones in the mix.’
The Alfie star explained: ‘You should hear the conversations [in a dramatic voice] “I think it’s a smoky eye and a simple lip…” I make fun of everyone for being so invested.’
And she also dished on how she keeps those chestnut locks looking so shiny.
She wrote: ‘They taught me that letting my hair dry naturally – which is what I do every single day – is good for it…but it’s not always going to look good. Pulling out the blow-dryer and the curling iron really does make a difference. But to be perfectly honest, I don’t know even know where the hair dryer is in my house.’
But Garner’s gold star recommendation is all about the rays, she said: ‘Putting on SPF should be like brushing your teeth.’
[From The Mail]
I agree with her about air-drying your hair. Confession: I don’t even own a hair dryer. I let my hair air-dry every day, and I really don’t brush it that much either. My hair can get really oily really fast, so that’s my reasoning. I guess Jennifer’s reasoning is that she has three children and who wants to spend that extra time on your hair?
As for her brows… I’m looking through some photos of Jennifer, and I’ve never really noticed it before now, but she does have very thin, pale brows for a brunette. Maybe she over-plucks? Or maybe they’re just naturally thin and pale. God, I would hate to have to draw on my eyebrows. My issue is that I have TOO MUCH going on in the eyebrow area. The grass is always greener, etc.
By the way, I really don’t care one way or the other if Jennifer wears makeup in public or not. I don’t think she looks that bad/weird without makeup, and it’s her face, her choice, etc. My biggest problem with all of the candid shots of Jennifer and her children is how awful Jennifer’s casual clothes are. She has a collection of some of the most awful, unflattering jeans and trousers, and none of her flannel shirts or sweaters are attractive at all. I get that she’s just being a mom, whatever, we shouldn’t judge her. But is it that difficult for a celebrity woman to get her hands on some cute jeans, maybe some yoga pants and some t-shirts that fit?
Photos courtesy of Redbook, Fame/Flynet.
Jennifer Garner lets her hair air-dry every day, doesn’t wear makeup most days