Jessica Rowe has had more than 20 years of experience as a journalist on live television programs across Australia.
And in that time she’s rounded up some of her favourite beauty products that helped her shine even on the very early morning shifts.
Many of them complement her pink hair and enviable high cheekbones – but at a price the every day woman can afford.
‘I think we have to let go of the idea that you need to spend a fortune on both skincare and makeup. There are so many wonderful products out there that are inexpensive,’ the 48-year-old told Mamamia.
Jessica Rowe has had more than 20 years of experience as a journalist on live television programs around the country
1. Sukin’s Cream Cleanser
The brand is a tried and tested natural brand sold in Australian Priceline stores.
And at $10.95 this cleanser won’t break the bank nor will it be putting a host of chemicals onto your face – Sukin prides itself on being largely chemical free.
Jessica said a friend of hers asked why she was spending so much money on skincare when really all a cleanser needs to do is clean your face.
That’s when she decided to downsize on the expensive products and opt for a drugstore variety.
In that time she’s rounded up some of her favourite beauty products that helped her shine even on the very early morning shifts
2. Ingrid Seaburn Hydrate Serum
For a serum this $45 one isn’t one of the most luxuriously priced, but it does the job nicely.
It’s not too thick, which Jessica admitted was her favourite part, and has been designed by celebrity facialist Ingrid Seaburn.
Jessica uses it like a moisturiser by applying it in the morning and at night.
For a serum this $45 one by Ingrid Seaburn isn’t one of the most luxuriously priced, but it does the job nicely
What other products does Jessica swear by?
*Tom Ford Ultra-rich Lip Colour in Purple Moon, $70.
*ModelCo Long-lasting Liquid Liner + Choupette Stamp, $22.
*Bourjois Rouge Edition in Velvet, $24.
3. Clinique Chubby Stick
This is one of Clinique’s top selling products because it’s a conveniently-sized foundation, and has good blending capabilities at $50 a pop.
Jessica uses it under her eyes to hide pigmentation and on her rosy red cheeks before smoothing the formula down to her jawline.
It can also just be used as a concealer if you want to allow your skin to breathe.
Jessica also swears by the Clinique Chubby Stick (left) and Eco Tan Face Water (right)
4. ModelCo LASHXTEND Mascara
For those glamorous nights out where you’re looking to highlight your eyes, this $22 tubular mascara is the one.
It doesn’t ‘clump’ between your lashes so won’t give that panda eye effect by the end of the night.
It’s also extremely easy to remove.
A slick of gloss! Jessica uses Bourjois Rouge Edition in Velvet (pictured)
5. Eco Tan Face Tan Water
‘Having had problem skin as a teen and in my 20s and 30s, I get terribly anxious about putting creamy stuff on my face,’ she told the online publication.
‘EcoTan Face Tan Water feels like a toner – you wipe it on and it doesn’t clog your pores. I do it before bed to wake up with a nice healthy glow, the colour isn’t orangey and it doesn’t stink.’
And at $34.95 for 100ml the bottle is worth the price, with aloe vera, orange peel, rose geranium and natural hyaluronic acid listed as special tanning ingredients.