Yvonne Strahovski has a beauty routine that emphasizes natural products, and the occasional spritz of Chanel.
Known for her roles on “Dexter” and “Chuck,” Yvonne Strahovski, 31, plays a scientist in the film “I, Frankenstein,” opening next year. Raised in Sydney, Australia, she lives in Los Angeles and maintains her blond good looks with a beauty routine that emphasizes natural products, notwithstanding highlights and the occasional spritz of Chanel. She explains here.
My morning routine is pretty basic and simple. I try to use natural products. I’m superconscious of not putting chemicals on my skin, like parabens and sulfates. I love MyChelle products. It’s this organic line that a friend, who is a makeup artist and facialist, introduced me to. I use the fruit and enzyme cleanser and then I moisturize with the pumpkin cream. They also have a couple of serums that I sort of go between, like this morning, I put on the G2 one, which is a firming serum.
I use a foundation by Koh Gen Do. I put it on with my hands. I think it spreads a more even layer. I’ll also do mascara, but I’m always changing up which brand. I’m still trying to find a really great natural one. I’ve used the Josie Maran one before, which is O.K. But one of my favorites is the pomegranate tinted lip balm by Burt’s Bees. I have them everywhere: one at home, one in my pocket, one in my purse. That’s pretty much it and then I’m out the door.
At night, I’ll follow the same routine as in the morning. I don’t use makeup remover, but just the same MyChelle cleanser. But I will use an exfoliator — they have a great one with enzymes — after a day of working in heavy makeup. Also, I’m very much into oils. Sometimes, I’ll put on this great 100 percent pure vitamin E oil. If my skin is irritated or it’s been a long work day, I like to put on a little lavender oil or maybe eucalyptus, which is really good for healing. And there’s this great Australian product called Papaw. It comes in a red tube and it’s a fermented fruit product that most people probably use as a lip balm, but I put it around my eyes and let it soak in overnight. It’s very moisturizing and you wouldn’t want to put it all over because it’d be too oily.
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