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Jennifer Garner Talks Everyday Makeup

jenJennifer Garner radiates an easy, girl-next-door style which means she looks just as lovely picking up her kids from school as she does on the red carpet.

And we’ve seen PLENTY of pictures of her picking her kids up from school. It’s fun to see celebs doing all the same stuff we do every day and Jen manages to pull off the “harried mom” look with aplomb. There’s a big difference between her everyday make-up routine and the red carpet fantasy.

Jennifer Garner opens up about her beauty routine in Redbook. She says, “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.”

Smoky eyes, round-brushed hair: There’s a big difference between Jen’s red-carpet looks and her more utilitarian routine for everyday.

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

(That’s under-served. Not undeserved. You need to read closely or you’ll walk away thinking Jen considers eyebrows a privilege instead of a right—which isn’t true: She thinks that eyebrows get neglected. Whole other ballgame.)

She lets her hair dry naturally every single day, but it doesn’t always look very good when it’s not blown dry and curled. Still, Jen admits that she doesn’t even know where the hair dryer is in her house.

(I wonder if Ben does?)

Jen’s favorite beauty tip is to put on SPF on as dutifully as you would brush your teeth. And it’s working for her. At 41 her skin still looks as peachy and creamy as Violet’s!

Photo Credit: Brian Bowen Smith for Redbook

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