Jennifer Garner is featured in Redbook’s Beauty Q&A in the August issue and she gives a very candid glimpse into her simple but effective beauty routine.

On the makeup that she wears everyday:

“Most days I don’t get around to makeup. If I do, it’s pretty simple: concealer, blush, mascara and some lipcolor. If I’m really going for it, I might fill in my brows. Generally speaking, brows are underserved.”

On what the transition feels like from her every day, relaxed style to red carpet glamness:

“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. 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. 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.

A lesson learned from her hairstylists:

“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.”

Her favorite beauty tip:

“Putting on SPF should be like brushing your teeth.”

It’s no surprise that Jennifer is down to earth with her beauty routine. Her daily-life style is simple and anything but glam. Get her on the red carpet or on the interview circuit and she easily goes from ultra casual to fabulous! Daily routine and habits are what help her look so fantastic in either situation.

Get inspired! Apply what Jennifer shares for healthier hair and skin!

If you are looking for an excellent sunscreen, I highly recommend Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 85+. It goes with me every where I go:

This month has been full of summer fun. With my niece visiting for a few days, we hit multiple So. Cal. locations like Balboa Beach, Soak City Palm Springs, Victoria Gardens for shopping, Pinkberry for a cool snack, the local Farmer’s Market and a photo shoot for a blog post. With all this outdoor time, sunscreen is key to daily skin care and health!

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Rebecca Romijn: Photographed for Redbook by Ruven Afanador

Jennifer Garner: Photographed for Redbook by Brian Bowen Smith


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TAMMY GIBSON, founder of A Mom in Red High Heels, is a God-loving, coffee-drinking, heel-wearing, wife and mom offering up her best tips to help women look and feel fabulous so they can achieve their biggest dreams.


  1. Some very clever tips from Jennifer and I tend to agree with them as well. Keeping yourself fresh and lively needn’t been too hard but it does take a little work.
    I stick to the basics but enjoy experimenting a little with new products. probably why I often spend time on blogs like this.
    These days I am really leaning towards products that mostly contain natural ingredients 🙂

  2. I just love Jennifer Garner! She is very simple and down-to-earth but is one of the best actresses in Hollywood. With regards to her make-up and style choices, she always has it right because she believes in simplicity and elegance. To look good, women don’t have to overdo things as long as they know the basics. As long as they know what works well on their face and bodies, everything will look great. The key is confidence to look good and feel good.

  3. Jennifer Garner is so beautiful… Love her natural looks…. thanks for sharing such a lovely post 🙂