Academy Award winner Julianne Moore takes a rigorous approach to her beauty ritual, one she’s been using since she was young. “My mother had very fair skin and she was always worried that we would get sunburned; she didn’t even let us go to the beach until after three o’clock, and we could only stay for a while,” she recalls. So, the 10 year-old star has been making sure to be diligent about taking care of and protecting her complexion. “My skincare routine has become more and more complicated as I’ve gotten older,” she laughs. Today, Moore walks us through her routine, from softening fine lines to executing foolproof brow techniques.
Moore, Thriller Star Sharper, February62, from Cetaphil’s cleanser begins—despite her hectic travel schedule, this formula is with her wherever she goes. Instead of using a traditional washcloth, she massages in the cleanser with a mesh Sasawashi washcloth to gently exfoliate. “Don’t knead too hard,” she instructs. Next, Moore applied several anti-wrinkle and skin care serums from Biologique Recherche, iS Clinical and Environ, before applying Revision Skincare’s Firming Neck Cream. She follows this sequence morning and night (minus the vitamin C serum), along with radiofrequency treatments to keep her skin balanced. Next, she dabs on eye cream, massages her face with Jillian Dempsey’s vibrator, and finishes her skin with a moisturizing SPF from Biore.
Once your skin is prepped, it’s time to apply makeup. “I don’t like too much coverage; I like being able to see the freckles on my skin and the color on my skin,” she says. To achieve the look, she blends in Hourglass’ Light-Diffusing Foundation, then switches to its Anti-Wrinkle Concealer—dotting the formula under the eye sockets with her fingers. “It’s also an area that used to bother me when I was younger, and it doesn’t bother me as much now.” After lightly dusting with powder, she whips out Anastasia Beverly Hill’s beloved brow pencil to define her arches. (Pro tip: Rest your pinky on your nose, etch with a steady hand, and add some foundation to diffuse harsh lines.) An eyelash curler, a coat of mascara, and bronze eyeshadow paint, then accentuate her eyes. In contrast, her cheeks and lips are rosy thanks to two multipurpose blush pigments. “People always think that redheads look good in peaches and oranges; personally, I don’t think we like that, so I like something pink or plum, and usually something very sheer,” she says.
Normally, Moore would stop here to wear during the day, but she added a pop of vibrant red lipstick for an evening vibe. Then, with a lock of hair, she hits the fashion trail in timeless glamour.