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You may have barely recognized Rashida Jones under that wild pouf of kinks in the new Dove “Make Friends With Your Hair” video. But we all know her for bringing on the laughs week after week in Parks and Recreation.We chatted with the actress about her quirky beauty routine, from her lip gloss hoarding to her wish for a Dirt Devil-esque eye-makeup remover.
What beauty products will you not leave the house without?
“I love the Jurlique Rosewater [Balancing Mist]. I’ll even put that on in the middle of the day to refresh my skin. For makeup, I have a lip gloss problem. I had a competition the other night where my friend and I pulled out all the lip glosses and lip balms in our bags—I had an astonishing seven.”
What’s your beauty routine like on your day off?
“It’s pretty sparse. There might be some face washing, there’s sunblock—there’s always sunblock and moisturizer. I like the Josie Maran SPF 40. I’ve been using this face wash by Fix Malibu—it’s delicious! For moisturizer, I switch back and forth from Jurlique to Dr. Hauschka. I’ll always wear a little blush, lip gloss, and maybe a tiny bit of mascara. I like Sue Devitt’s creamy, bright pink blush or Tarte’s Cheek Stain in Flush.”
What’s the least favorite part of your beauty routine?
“I really don’t like taking off eye makeup. It’s so hard—you just have to rub and rub and rub! It just sticks underneath my eyes. Givenchy’s 2 Clean to Be True eye-makeup remover is amazing. It really gets off all that eye makeup. I wish there was a vacuum, like a Dirt Devil, that just took off all your makeup.”
You’re known for your beautiful eyes. What do you when you want to play them up?
“I’ve been feeling a lot of eyeliner recently. If I want to get really dramatic, I’ll take Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil and line the inside of my eyes on the top and bottom. Then, I’ll go really buck wild and take a liquid liner and put a really thin line on my lashes, winging it out a tiny bit.”
What are some of the best beauty tricks you’ve learned from the pros?
“Recently, I’ve learned to not really use foundation. I use a little bit of cover-up where I need it and then a bronzer. It’s nice that it doesn’t cover up my whole face. Mark Townsend also taught me to not overwork my hair. He lets my hair be a version of what it wants to be—to have its natural wave—instead of blowing it out.”
What was the first perfume you ever bought and how has your taste changed since then?
“The big one for me was Quelques Fleurs. Then I was all about Chanel No. 19. I would go between Chanel No. 19 and Chanel Cristal. Then I was obsessed with Angel [by Thierry Mugler] in college, and that’s when I felt, like, sexy. Now I like things that don’t smell like perfume. I wear this scent called Midnight Orchid by Susanne Lang; it’s vanilla and flowery. It’s very fresh, clean, and everyday. I also wear Serge Lutens Féminité du Bois for night, it has a little bit of mystery and musk.”
What nail colors are you looking forward to for fall?
“I was told that there’s a Muppets line coming out [by OPI]. I don’t know anything about it—and I’m in the Muppets movie! But that will definitely, definitely be explored. My favorite Muppet was Fozzie for a long time, but Kermit and I got really close.”
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