Yes, we admit it… We have a total girl crush on Jennifer Hawkins and we’re pretty sure we’re not alone. Not only is she massive babe, she’s also a successful businesswoman, entrepreneur, and all round cool human. Her range of Jbronze fake tan is some of the best around (tried and tested by us!), and her Instagram makes us want to swap lives.
We take two minutes to chat beauty and pry into the beauty arsenal of the sparkly Jen Hawkins. Pay attention people, we may be able to steal her secrets!
It’s a normal day and you only have a few minutes to get ready. What does your morning facial routine consist of?
My daily routine changes, of course, but I do get up with enough time to go for a run or stretch/meditate. Afterwards I shower and focus on giving my face a good clean. I then apply moisturiser (Avene), Jbronze Daily Beauty Balm SPF50, mineral foundation, nude lippy, cheek stain (ILIA) and mascara. If I'm shooting I'll squeeze in a Pilates session beforehand and go straight into hair and makeup.
When you have a bit more time on your hands, what do you add to the mix?
If I have more time to play I change up my look, wear a red lip or bronzed eye; I also blow dry hair product in my roots (Kevin Murphy) and put a kink in my hair, shake it out and go!
How do you take a day-time face to night?
Add a red or pink lip or a smoky eye by adding eyeliner in the rim of my eyes (By Terry)—always one or the other, not both. I also apply Jbronze Shimmer Instant Illuminiser on my cheekbones, forehead and body.
Tell us about Jbronze and why you started it.
I simply couldn’t find a tan that had all the elements I was looking for so I created Jbronze. I worked really hard with my team to create a tan which doesn’t test on animals or have any nasty parabens or palm oil in it; and the feedback has been amazing! There is no smell, no patchiness, the tan has longevity in the way of staying power, and the colour is gorgeous… I am very proud of it!
What are your five must-have beauty products?
- 2 litres of water a day. I know it’s not a beauty 'product ' but it's the best beauty secret.
- Jbronze Instant Tanning Cream
- Rosehip oil for lips, neck, and cuticles
- Wotnot organic face wipes
Which products do you always carry in your handbag for touch-ups/face emergencies?
What beauty products do you splurge on?
Blue LED light treatment for breakouts; manicures and pedicures.
And skimp on?
An easy way to improve your complexion, and my go-to for a glow that comes from the inside out are: Coconut oil, olive oil, 2 litres of water, a bath, meditation and cardio—better than any products!
What’s your go-to nail colour?
And signature fragrance?
Have you made any bad beauty decisions that you look back on and cringe?
Yup, who hasn’t? Or is it just me ?! I could list many, but my top two are:
Permanent fake lashes— I'd never touch them again. They made my eyes puff up because I was allergic to the glue.
Also, trying different tans (many years ago before Jbronze) that smelt awful, the colour was off, and there was no longevity (I think I was traumatised, hehe). That's why I was passionate about launching Jbronze, so I could get those elements perfect!
And finally, who are your beauty icons?
In beauty and spirit: Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston.
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