Welcome to Beauty Around the Clock, Marie Claire’s weekly look at the daily lives of some of the most groundbreaking women in their industry. Have you ever wondered how they manage to do it all in one day? Here is your answer.
Cleansers, night creams, eye creams, lipsticks, foundations – Kate Hudson has several holy grails across all lllll categories. And, she could talk about their benefits till nausea. She tests makeup like it’s going out of style and has even formulated serums and moisturizers in collaboration with Juice Beauty. In short: she knows her stuff. It would have been easy for her to put her name to a skincare brand and preach “How to get great skin” à la Andie Anderson – the opportunities were endless. But for Kate, beauty isn’t ~exclusively~ a topical issue. It is about health, movement and well-being.
“It’s obviously so much fun to talk about beauty products, but the reality is that if you don’t feel good inside, none of this matters,” said the almost known the star tells Marie Claire. “So what are we doing internally and actively for our brain? What is our mental activity that allows us to feel beautiful? Then we can put on all the makeup and have fun with it. And it’s really fun.
As such, she has created a balanced beauty routine, both in life and in business. She moves regularly and co-founded athleisure brand Fabletics. She maintains a balanced diet and has created a full line of supplements through InBloom. She has a very complete skin care routine and launched a handful of products in collaboration with Juice Beauty. Want to know how she does it all? Read ahead to see which mantras, products, and habits help Kate get through the day.
Rise and shine
“I find it really difficult to sleep after eight, like never before. Seven is the normal time I wake up, sometimes earlier. I am a total morning person. I mean, I like my parties, but even if I go out, I’m up. The first thing I do every morning is sit up in bed and not look at my phone. I try to dream a little, look out the window, wake up my brain and try not to go into immediate mode. Then I leave my phone in my bathroom. I really tried not to watch it until the kids were in school. I find it’s actually one of the hardest habits I have. It reminds me of the days when I didn’t have a phone to distract me from anything. I might turn on the TV if I couldn’t sleep or read a book or pick up a landline and call my friends. I realized that these moments are actually very important for what happens in between: it’s a time for you to dream up ideas. »
“In the morning, I just wash my face with water. I find my face is too stripped when I wash it too much – it gets dull and weird. You know, the water does a good job and the washcloth is a little exfoliating. Then I’ll do all my serums – I change them all the time. I have three that I’ve arranged with Juice Beauty and they all do different things for my skin when it needs them.
“My mother [Goldie Hawn] and I have a friend, Dan Buettner, and he’s the Blue Zone guy. He studies centenarians and longevity, so he travels the world and studies what these people are doing that we should learn from. One of the things is that they don’t do high octane exercise. He finds that people who walk a lot, people who walk up steep inclines eight or nine times a day and are constantly moving without putting much stress on the body [live the longest]. So, I come from another training school. I don’t believe in overwork. I like low impact, I do a lot of functional movements. I love my yoga, I love my pilates and I walk every day. I’m the type to take the stairs, not take the elevator. Our bodies need to function, but you don’t necessarily need to run away from tigers.
“After a workout, I’ll make a protein shake and load it up. Let’s say I’m making a Beauty Aura protein shake. I’m going to start with a collagen base – I like vanilla – then I’ll add my Beauty Aura to it. I will also put immune powder in it, add coconut water and berries. It’s pleasant and fruity. I created each product to have a holistic approach with long term and immediate effects. I also take my Daily Essentials every day, so that’s my greens, minerals, and vitamins.
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“Honestly, I’ve always found my favorite look to be a sun-kissed look. I’m going to do a really quick CC cream, then I’m going to do my bronzer, and then I’m going to do this Tarte blush that I still have from 2004. I know I should throw it away, but I kept it, I couldn’t let go. It’s my favorite.
For the eyes, I always wanted to be the girl who could do the main line. But I can’t, I’m not that girl. I have to make a crease above my crease because my eye is so hooded and flat. You know who made a really good matte palette lately? Gwen Stefani. I use it all the time. Her eyeliners are really nice too. For mascara, I use Serge Lutens. It’s incredible. It’s not super thick, it’s just very black and thin. It’s perfect for long lashes and it doesn’t stick.
“Anything containing orange blossom. I really like Jo Malone, but I also really like the one from Le Labo.
Cheap but classy
“It depends on which pharmacy you are talking about. There are some that have what I love the most: Egyptian magic. It’s my favorite balm. I put it on my kids, I use it for diaper rash, I put it on my lips and elbows. I’m going to use it on my hair in the summer, it’s so good. The other drugstore product that I really like is Maybelline mascara. It’s still a good mascara.”
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Cheek Stain Limited Edition Vegan Tarte Blush Stick
Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara
Ilia Super Tinted Skin Serum
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“It’s so difficult. I really like women and I think there are so many beautiful women out there. I have peers that I find just stunning, and then I have older women that I find incredibly beautiful, like Jane Birkin. I like girls more rock & roll. It’s my energy. Stevie Nicks is for me the ultimate icon of beauty. But I also grew up in the 90s model era. I was the kid who grew up watching “Freedom! The 90″ clip read, “Oh my god, these women are just…I don’t even know how it’s done.” Christy Turlington was the most beautiful woman in the world to me. She was so natural and so different and so interesting. But Kate Moss? I was like, ‘Oh, that’s my daughter.’ She was a little younger than the other girls. I remember watching her energy. She was so unpredictable, a little rebellious, and her face was just beyond that.
“Before I go to bed or start my nighttime skincare routine, I take a portion of InBloom Dream Sleep, an hour before I’m ready to sleep. It completely calms my system. For skincare , I use Beautycounter oil cleanser and love Tata Harper’s replenishing cleanser it’s really good I also try all Juice Beauty products and their probiotic cleanser After that it depends Once per week I’ll do GoopGlow. I think it’s just one of the best products and my skin loves it. I’ll usually do two serums. Sometimes they’re my Juice Beauty. I also love Symbiome. I love everything they do they are one of my all time favorites then I take a fan and fan my skin to let it absorb I really get into it.
Omorvizca has a Midnight Radiance mask, so sometimes I put it on at night. I love Gwyneth’s Night Cream and Juice Beauty’s Night Stem Cell Night Cream. And right now, I’m using Dr. Barbara Sturm’s eye cream.”