Before Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, and Charlize Theron chopped off their locks, there was Ginnifer Goodwin;В The "Once Upon A Time" actress has been rocking a pixie cut since 2009. Not surprisingly, the closely cropped hair informs her daily beauty routine. вЂњI do have to wear a bit more makeup,вЂќ Goodwin says. вЂњI think it makes the androgynous look a bit more feminine. That's why the cat-eye became a permanent fixture-because my eyes need to pop!вЂќByrdie
Goodwin uses Clinique's Brush-On Cream Liner in True Black, drawing dashes across the lash line and connecting them with an angled brush to form a straight line.Byrdie
Goodwin's skin deserves the ultimate adjective: porcelain. вЂњI've always been very lucky,вЂќ she says, almost apologetically, after admitting that she only washes her face in the shower each morning. So yes, she sleeps with her makeup on: вЂњI recognize that's not best, but it's ok for me.вЂќ For cleanser, she rotates between Sonya Dakar's Sensi Wash ($59) and coconut oil, like Spectrum Essentials' Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil ($9).
вЂњI alternate between Chanel No. 5 ($85) which smells like my grandmother, and Quelques Fleurs ($105), which smells like one of my best friends,вЂќ Goodwin says. вЂњI have an emotional response to physical smells.вЂќ The latter, she says, reminds her of home.Byrdie
Goodwin discovered one of her favorite products on the set of "Big Love." вЂњChloe Sevigny introduced to me to Dr. Bronner's ($10) and it's been my go-to for years,вЂќ she says.Byrdie
Goodwin loves a good organic find but admits it's hard to shop for effective all-natural cosmetics. вЂњI usually find that organic and toxin-free cosmetics do not perform very well on camera,вЂќ she says. вЂњAnd that's a priority for me, so there are compromises.вЂќ Nail polish, for example. вЂњI use a lot of SpaRitual Nail Polish ($12.50). I either go super classic fire engine red or totally funky.вЂќ (Nail art, however, is strictly for her toes.)
вЂњI think money should be spent on high-quality haircuts,вЂќ Goodwin says. вЂњYou will spend far less time fussing in the morning if you've got a great haircut that suits your face shape.вЂќ At the other end of the spectrum, Goodwin's repeatedly tried to make her own shampoo. Though her hair stayed clean, the smell left something to be desired: вЂњI'm finding it difficult to make one that doesn't get complaints from those around me.вЂќ She's started using Biovera's Terrapeutic Shampoo and Organic Hair Conditioner.
The one thing Goodwin never leaves the house without? Concealer. вЂњMy skin is super thin, so veins show, and red patches. Right now I'm using Sappho's Undo, a completely natural, organic, non-toxic makeup line we use on the show that I'm obsessed with,вЂќ she says. вЂњIf I need something a little heavier, I love Cle de Peau's Concealer Stick ($70).вЂќ To amp things up, she'll brush on Nars' Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage. вЂњThe matte bright pink distracts from a lack of makeup in all other areas.вЂќByrdie
While the rest of Hollywood's gone crazy for contouring, Goodwin вЂњhates shading.вЂќ She has, however, вЂњdiscovered the wonders of highlighting.вЂќ She's taken to dabbing YSL's Touche Eclat ($35), a brightening pencil-like Tarte's EmphasEYES Brightener, or even a light eye shadow color in the inside corners of her eye to make her look more awake, especially on set. вЂњWe use all kinds of different things depending on the extent of my exhaustion!вЂќByrdie
Whether she's wearing false lashes or a bold lip, Goodwin highlights her rosy cheeks. вЂњI like cream blushes because I feel like they look more natural,вЂќ she says. вЂњThey lend more of a flush.вЂќ Her favorites? Josie Maran's Argan Cream Blushes.Byrdie
What few blemishes she's had, Goodwin blames on facials: вЂњI think what's deep down in there should stay deep down in there!вЂќ She is, however, into heavy-duty moisturizing. вЂњI use Elizabeth Arden's 8 Hour Cream ($22) or Vitamin E Oil overnight. Rodin ($170) makes amazing oils that I'll occasionally sleep in,вЂќ she says. вЂњI used to wear masks on the plane, but it became an issue with photographers at airports.вЂќByrdieВ
She might not wash her makeup off at night, but Goodwin follows the other golden rule of skincare: daily SPF. The actress swears she has bins of it at home. вЂњI go on EWG.org every year; they update their list of non-toxic, effective sunscreens and I always buy the top three.вЂќ Right now she favors Badger's All Natural SPF 30 ($16) and if she doesn't have to be on camera-it's all zinc all the time. вЂњMy grandmother always taught me to stay out of the sun and not pick my face.вЂќ
Makeup bag by Leghila.