BEAUTY NOTES

Actress Gillian Jacobs Takes the No Nonsense Approach to Beauty

Moisturizer, water and long hikes with her dog…actress Gillian Jacobs shares her girl-next-door beauty routine.


Photography by Mark Segal. Styled by Sally Lyndley.

Actress Gillian Jacobs has more than proven her comedic chops, first as a high school dropout on the cult TV show Community and most recently as a sex and drug addict on Judd Apatow’s Netflix series Love. This Friday, she’ll star as a member of a small improv group waiting for its big break in Mike Birbiglia’s new film Don’t Think Twice.

When it comes to her beauty routine, Jacobs evinces a bare bones, no-nonsense approach and has the gleaming, flawless visage to show for it. And though she has some sound advice (namely, drink more water…), if you’re a product junkie, you might just be the punch line of this joke.

Gillian Jacobs in “Don’t Think Twice”

Photo by Jon Pack.
Photo by Jon Pack.
Photo by Jon Pack.
Photo by Jon Pack.
Photo by Jon Pack.
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Go-to beauty look: Moisturizer, no makeup and a smile. Beauty from the inside out: Sleep and drink lots of water. I don’t do enough of either. Exercise obsession: Hikes with my dog on a rainy day. Drink of choice: Water, but we need to be better friends. Medicine cabinet snapshot: Midol, Neosporin and blister Band Aids. A good hair day starts with: It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product. Favorite sheet mask: Le Mieux or Lancer [Skincare]. Product you borrow from the boys: Old Spice deodorant every once in a great while. Products you’ve picked up from the pros: Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder and Kevyn Aucoin mascara (my mascara tends to wind up underneath my eyes almost immediately and the Kevyn Aucoin [one] doesn’t go anywhere!). Preferred reading material when taking a bath: The New Yorker or work or The New York Times crossword puzzle. Beauty appointment you’d most love to nab: Facial with Shani Darden [in Los Angeles]. Most searing beauty question: How do I not look as tired as I feel?