One camera-ready Austinite shares her beauty routine.
By Niki Jones, Photo courtesy of Genevieve Padalecki.
Genevieve Padalecki may play a demon on the hit TV show Supernatural, but in reality this Californian-turned-Austinite mom of three is about as nice as they come. Austin Woman asked Padalecki to share some of her secrets to looking flawless.
Austin Woman: Describe your daily beauty routine.
Genevieve Padalecki: The first thing I do is drink water, followed by a shot of apple cider vinegar. Then I brush my teeth and wash my face. Because I have young kiddos, my routine is usually pretty quick; I usually go for convenience. I’ll grab a cloth and use Indie Lee Purifying Face Wash, then follow with Kari Gran Essential Hydrating Tonic or Versed Set the Tone toner, depending on how dry my skin is. I follow with a jade roller and use Olive + M Nourish + Energize Eye Serum. I finish with a Suntegrity sunscreen.
AW: What is your favorite physical feature about yourself?
GP: My favorite feature is probably my lips. They are crooked and used to make me feel self-conscious, but as I’ve gotten older I have embraced them, and I think they make me different. Oh, and I do have pretty great eyebrows.
AW: What is a current beauty trend you love?
GP: [It’s] probably highlighting. I’m terrible at makeup, so I lean heavily on my friends Billy Mercer and Campbell Ritchie to help give me instructions or advice. They’ve taught me how to highlight my cheekbones, which gives a nice glow, especially when using LUMA Beauty Illuminating Highlighter.
AW: What is a current beauty trend you hate?
GP: The beauty trend I hate would be the amount of makeup [it takes]to look camera- or social-media-ready. It seems there are a lot of steps involved, from primer to concealer, to highlighting and bronzing and shading and contouring.
I love the art and precision that beauty bloggers produce. It’s certainly an art and skill set. Unfortunately I don’t have the time nor the patience. I like to do my makeup within five minutes.
AW: What local beauty brand or company do you think is awesome?
GP: I really love Olive + M.
AW: What makes Austin women beautiful?
GP: Austin women are amazing because they are down-to-earth mixed with Southern charm and grit. A little tough girl “I can do it myself” attitude…but still allowing room for chivalry!