It doesn’t get much more on trend in Canada than the legendary Jeanne Beker. Most girls’ first memories of see the latest runway trends start and end with Jeanne Beker hosting Fashion Television as a kid. Beker has a new title as the Style Editor for The Shopping Channel and tonight she kicks off her new live show, Style Matters with Jeanne Beker. Makeup Most Wanted spoke to Jeanne to get her makeup memories and her secret tricks.
What is your first makeup or beauty related memory?
I remember rummaging through my mom’s drawer as a little kid and finding these weird little clear plastic stencils that she’d send away for – stencils to help you draw your eyebrows on! I must have only been about three or four, but I was mesmerized by them. I think there were a couple of plastic lip stencils too. Whew! Talk about a painted lady look! I also fondly remember wearing three pairs of false eyelashes to my Sweet 16! (Two on the top, one on the bottom…) That’s not a “first” makeup memory, but it certainly is a fun one. It was also the first time I ever wore lashes, so it was all very exciting.
What is your everyday morning beauty routine like?
I wash my face with an exfoliating mask most mornings, and then put on moisturizing cream, followed by a CC cream that gives great coverage, and then my liquid foundation. If I’m not going on camera, or anywhere that I have to get dolled up for, I’ll simply use a tinted moisturizer. Then, a little liquid or cake eyeliner, pencil in the eyebrows, some mascara, a little blush on the cheekbones, and top it off with lipstick and I’m good to go! I also use lots of body lotion and/or oil right after my bath. And I wash my hair at least every other day… but usually EVERY day, since I always seem to be going somewhere where I want to look my best!
What will you never leave the house without wearing or applying?
Usually black eyeliner. I’ve been wearing it since the ‘60s, and feel rather naked without it!
What is your budget friendly beauty secret?
My good cheap nail salon is often my life-saver. I abhor ratty nails! I go to my favourite nail salon at least once a week, but likely wouldn’t go that often if it was an expensive manicurist.
Do you have any tricks that you have learned from behind the scenes at fashion weeks?
Takes lots of deep breaths, and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!!!!
How do you keep your hair looking gorgeous?
I use great products – NEVER cheap out on hair products – and I visit my colourist VERY regularly (about every two weeks because my hair grows fast!). I also regularly have it trimmed, and always carry a little brush or comb with me to keep it sleek. I’ve been going to the same fabulous hairdresser since 1979! I kid you not! His name is Gregory Parvatan, and he works out of Rapunzel.
Do you have a signature scent? What is it and how did you fall in love with it?
I used to, but lately have been experimenting with new ones. I love what Aerin Lauder does. I used to wear her “Private Collection” religiously, but now have been playing with some of her newer scents. She has a whole collection of little bottles that come in a lovely gift box, and I love just about all of them. Variety is the spice of life these days!
Do you have any products or treatments that you splurge on?
I do like a great massage every once in a while. I don’t go for facials nearly enough – just don’t have the time! – but sure would if I could.
Style Matters with Jeanne Beker premieres with a special two-hour show on Thursday, March 12 at 8 p.m. ET on The Shopping Channel. You don’t want to miss it because we are sure that she has some great picks ready! You will be able to follow Jeanne during the show on Twitter (@jeanne_beker) and Instagram (@thejeannebeker) using the hashtag #TSCStyleMatters.