Joanna Gaines is one busy lady. Just yesterday, the home guru and her husband, Chip Gaines announced a brand new series, Growing Floret, which will hit the airwaves on their soon-to-be-launching Magnolia TV network on October 4 and tell the stories of people who are chasing their dreams. Add in her ever-growing Magnolia and Hand and Hearth for Target home décor lines, her seven books, and the couple’s five children, and it’s a wonder she manages to have any time leftover for normal, everyday things — like makeup. And yet, the 41-year-old beauty seems to have it down pat!
In a post on her own Magnolia blog, Joanna shared her makeup routine after fans flooded her social media accounts with questions, desperate to know just what she uses to attain her gorgeous glow.
Alongside her go-tos, she shared her love for doing her own makeup, especially during her Fixer Upper days, saying, “I don’t really love to have a team of people swarming me to touch up my blush and ‘shine spots.'” Instead, Joanna said she took to carrying around a little bag of essentials she could use for easy touch-ups.
Joanna Gaines’ Makeup Routine
For Joanna, less is more when it comes to applying cosmetics that will help her achieve her signature and effortless look. “My makeup routine is pretty simple,” she shared, adding, “I try to keep things pretty simple.”
Still, she likes to add a little polish in the form of a great nude lip, a pop of color on her cheeks, and even a sultry smoky eye from time to time, and we know exactly where you can find them.
From her go-to mascara ($34.50, RevitaLash) to the long-lasting lipstick she loves above all others ($19, MAC Cosmetics), we’ve rounded up a list of her must-haves. Keep scrolling to shop the 10 products that Joanna can’t live without!
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Where to buy: From $13.97 (Originally $15.51), Amazon
To keep her brows in tip-top shape, Joanna loves these Tweezerman slant tweezers, noting that he keeps them handy at all times just "in case I find a stray." You can pick up a pair in one of six different colors (Joanna is partial to the low-key stainless steel).
Colorscience Sunforgettable Brush-On Sunscreen
Where to buy: $65, Amazon
For her flawless complexion, the reality star likes to keep things as uncomplicated as possible, swapping foundation for Colorscience's Sunforgettable brush-on sunscreen. This lightweight, dermatologist-recommended mineral powder provides "coverage without that heavy, caked-on feeling," according to Joanna. It's great to use on its own or as an extra layer of sun protection on top of your regular makeup.
Nars Velvet Shadow Stick in Reykjavik
Where to buy: $29, Macy's
While Joanna named MAC's discontinued Nehru shade as her go-to eyeshadow, we found a dupe that many have compared to the beloved shade — Nars' Velvet Shadow Stick in the Reykjavik. Smooth and creamy, this stick it the perfect way to recreate Joanna's signature smokey eye. To find the shade, click the "see all colors" button next to the swatches.
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm
Where to buy: $8, Amazon
"I hate having chapped lips, so I always have this in my bag," Joanna wrote, referencing Jack Black's Intense Therapy lip balm. Made with an added dose of shea butter and vitamin E, it's no wonder this lip care product is so beloved. It also features broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection to keep your pucker protected from the sun.
RevitaLash Volumizing Mascara
Where to buy: $34.50, RevitaLash
"I picked this up at a local beauty boutique on a whim and it quickly became my favorite," Joanna wrote of RevitaLash's volumizing mascara. Designed to both lengthen and volumize, it delivers fullness and definition with no clumps for gorgeous, lifted lashes. As an added bonus, it comes with a volumizing primer to help you prep your peepers.
Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner Pencil
Where to buy: $5.36 (Originally $7.99), Amazon
One of Joanna's favorite products in her bag is also one of the most affordable: Revlon's Colorstay eyeliner pencil. It's got a long-wearing (16 hours!), glide-on formula, and it includes a smudge tip and pull-out sharpener. According to the author, her love for this "tried-and-true favorite" is more or less legendary. "One of our show producers knows I love this so much that she sent me over 100 of these for my birthday last year," she wrote.
Lancôme Blush Subtil in Mocha Havana
Where to buy: $32, ULTA
To give her cheeks the perfect flush, Joanna uses Lancôme's Blush Subtil in the shade Mocha Havana. (Martha Stewart is also a fan!) She called it "a great shade of neutral blush" that will deliver a subtle, natural-looking flush that stays put all day long.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Where to buy: $23, ULTA
We weren't surprised to find Anastasia Beverly Hills' Brow Wiz on Joanna's list, given how much we adore it, too. Mimicking natural eyebrow hair, this retractable pencil has a long-wearing, smudge-proof formula that the interior designer swears by. It "stays on all day," she wrote.
MAC Lustre Lipstick in Fresh Brew
Where to buy: $19, MAC Cosmetics
For her go-to lipstick, Joanna likes to keep things neutral with MAC's sheer-to-medium Lustre Lipstick in the color Fresh Brew. The media mogul calls this warm brown shade, "the best long-lasting nude lipstick I’ve found!"
Clean And Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
Where to buy: $5.18, Walmart
To take care of those "shine spots," Joanna likes to use Clean & Clear's oil absorbing sheets. They come in a portable 50-count pack and will work with any skin type to soak up excess oil that's often found in the T-zone. With an oil-free formula, they also won't mess up your makeup.