Jennifer Hawkins’ best beauty tips revealed

Plus, the entrepreneur shares her go-to products

She may only be 33, but Jennifer Hawkins’ career has spanned from being crowned Miss Universe in 2004, to hosting Australia’s Next Top Model, and even starting her own brands, Jbronze and Cozi. That’s not to mention, being an ambassador for Myer (now in her 9th year), Mount Franklin, Range Rover, and many more. As you can imagine, Jen is one busy girl. Here, she shares her best advice for managing stress, looking confident, and her favourite beauty buys.

On her favourite memory from her experience in Miss Universe…

“Wow, so many. Living in New York and travelling to places like India, Thailand, South America, Europe. It was an eye opener and the experiences I had changed my life - I’m so grateful for them.”

On her best tips for looking more awake, even after countless hours of being on the job…

“5 coffees! Haha no, I’m kidding. What does help with energy levels is to avoid all sugar on a day where you are exhausted! Trust me, it helps. Other than that, please tell ME a tip - ha! If I’m tired, I probably look tired and that’s ok. My tip is to give yourself a break. Say ‘I’m a little tired today’, rest up, and attack the next day fresh as a daisy. There is nothing worse than faking it, you can see through that anyway.”

On how she manages stress…

“Yes, life is very busy but also very interesting and exciting right now. Who doesn’t have a moment where they are overwhelmed? I am no different. When it’s all too much, it’s about taking a breath, write a list and ticking things off every day, just taking a step forward and whatever can’t be done in one day, it can happen the next. I do have a great team around me and I stay focused and present when I’m working, and when I’m off, I’m OFF - that helps. I just came back from a holiday with Jake (we left after Australia’s Next Top Model finished up) to recharge and it was the best feeling to come back and be re-inspired!”

On her best tip for looking confident on camera…

“Being prepared is the best tip I can give. Learn your script then have fun.”

On the biggest beauty lesson she’s learnt…

“My mum told me, less is more when it comes to foundation! It allows your skin to breath and therefore less breakouts. Win win!”

On her favourite beauty products…

Jbronze 1 Hour Rapid Tan Mousse; It’s a new tan I’m bringing out for Jbronze, I have been testing and wearing it for a year now. Jbronze Rapid is hydrating, only takes 40 seconds to dry and gives you a beautiful deep tan. You can leave it on for one hour, or up to four depending how deep you want the colour to go.

Colgate Optic White High Impact White Toothpaste; it lightens teeth and it has all the benefits of a regular toothpaste.

Skinstitut Enzymatic Micro Peel; it’s hydrating, and exfoliating! I’m in love with this product. 

Jbronze 1 Hour Rapid Tan Mousse

Colgate Optic White High Impact White Toothpaste

Skinstitut Enzymatic Micro Peel

On her favourite beauty indulgence…

“I have never been into facials, but I am now! A great steam and squeeze is so amazing to keep your skin looking clean and hydrated. Plus, you get to relax and nap while it's all happening.”

On her favourite exercises…

“My favourites are Pilates, resistance circuit, and running. Yoga when I have time. A daily sweat is key - schedules don’t always allow it, but that’s always the plan. I enjoy low impact, but I need to do high impact for results. High impact also gives a flow of endorphins.”

Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in previous issues of SHOP Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.