Inside Olivia Wilde’s beauty routine

The New York-based actress and Revlon ambassador shares her beauty secrets

Marie Claire Digital Content Director / May 25 2017

A good skin care routine, listening to her mother and taking a minimal approach to her daily makeup look is just a few of the secrets to Olivia Wildes beauty.

Makeup bag essentials
“A good mascara, eyebrow pencil and a good multitasker like Revlon Age Defying CC Cream – it includes SPF, but also gives me the coverage I need to feel confident going out the door. I think those three things are about accentuating what you have naturally. It’s not changing the shape of your face or the way you look, it just polishes it.”

Skin care steps
“[My skin care routine is] pretty much the same for [day and night]. I wash everything off my face well and then moisturise. Right now, I really love Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream. I may add in a weekly exfoliation at night.”

Instant touch-up
“I always have a good lipstick in my bag. I find that’s usually the thing that rubs off the quickest and when you put it back on, you feel immediately ready again."

Mane mantra
“I try not to overdo anything with my hair and I don’t put a lot of heat on it. It’s less about what I do and more about what I don’t do to it. [My go-to product] is definitely Bumble and bumble Brilliantine – it’s almost like a glossing cream.”

Mother knows best
“I must have been really little and watched mum put on moisturiser and she was like, ‘Always remember to moisturise your forehead.’ But as a teenager, I had pretty serious acne across my forehead, so I was like, ‘No, she’s wrong!’ But actually, in general, she was right.”

Makeup style
“On a day-to-day basis it’s more minimal, and then for special events [I’m] more adventurous. I’m a really low-maintenance person and I like to know that my makeup is going to stay where I put it and never want to have to do a million touch-ups at night.”

Anti-ageing secrets
“Ageing gracefully has a lot to do with perspective and attitude. Don’t be afraid of ageing, but get ahead of it and look after yourself. That really comes with maturity and knowing who you are and what you need. I’m so excited to see how I transform.”

Travel tips
“For in-flight, I drink a lot of water and maybe pack a hydrating spray. When it’s cold in a harsh climate, I’ll switch to a thicker moisturiser.”

Olivia’s beauty faves:

Revlon Lash Potion Mascara in Blackest Black

Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream

Bumble and bumble Brilliantine

Alex is BEAUTYcrew’s Digital Content Director and has been since the site launched in 2016. She’s constantly on the search for the perfect shade of nude nail polish and lipstick for fair skin and battles with keeping her fragrances on rotation to under a dozen. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and in previous issues of marie claire.