• About a Face: Joanna Halpin

    We’re always curious about the daily beauty, hair, and skincare routines of the effortlessly made-up women we know. From concealer to coconut oil, "About A Face" is our insider glimpse into the makeup bags and medicine cabinets of our everyday muses.


    On set of our Shape Shifter lookbook in White Sands, NM, we couldn't help but ask our model the stunning Joanna Halpin about how she stays fresh-faced. Here, she dishes on her favorite products and her secret blemish remedy. 
    Photographs by Devyn Galindo.


    I cleanse my face every morning and night with a brand called Cactus Skincare that I found when I was in Australia at the beginning of the year. I do that first thing in the morning. I also use one of their moisturizers. If I'm not working, I try to not wear any makeup unless I have a really bad pimple or something in which case I'll cover up with Laura Mercier's cover-up foundation. I try to not wear any makeup because my skin gets so bogged up when i'm working.

    I also do a Cactus Skincare face mask sometimes — it really helps make my skin very clear. 

    I don't do much to my hair other than wash and condition it most days. I will typically blow dry it and finish with a bit of leave-in conditioner. I use supermarket shampoo! Is that my secret? [Laughs.] 

    Occasionally I'll put coconut oil in my hair when my hair is wet and then wash it again in the morning.

    One thing i always use to get rid of spots — in England there's this stuff called Sudocrem, it's a white cream or paste. I think people even use it for nappy rash. But I put it on my spots and it works! 


    Above: Off-duty face mask, via Joanna's Instagram


    I try to drink lots and lots of water for my skin to try and keep it as clear and hydrated as possible.
    I have started trying to drink more hot water with lemon as well as apparently that is good for your body inside and out. I also try to eat healthily and remind myself to eat lots of fruit and vegetables. I recently fell in love with avocados which are apparently good for skin and hair so have been eating them whenever possible. I also drink lots of tea: lemon and ginger is my new favorite but I love green and mint too. 

    As for my beauty muses, there are so many beautiful women I could pick as my beauty icons I don't even know where to start... Maybe Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin.


    Shop Joanna's Picks in UO Beauty:

    1. Holika Holika Hello Holika Breeze Kitten Blush

    2. TONYMOLY Crystal Light Highlighter

    3. nyl Skincare Gentle Sugar Body Polish

    4. Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel

    5. ModelCo Eyebrows Designer Brow Kit

    6. Herbivore Botanicals Lip Butter

    7. dpHUE Hydrate Masque

    8. Herbivore Botanicals Sea Mist Hair & Body Spritzer

    9. Cocooil

    10. Stila MAJOR Major Lash Mascara

    11. Stila Color Balm Lipstick

    12. Stila CC Color Correcting Stick

    13. dpHUE Cool Blonde Shampoo