In Bustle’s Beauty Detail, we dive into the beauty bags of our favorite talents for intel on the rituals that keep them glowing and the MVPs (most valuable products) they can't live without. Here, Rashida Jones tells Bustle about her drugstore beauty faves and the Y2K-era makeup item she’s still using
Rashida Jones knows what she likes in beauty, which is why she has her go-to look down pat. “I’ve really had the same aesthetic for my whole life, in a weird way,” she tells me over Zoom. “I’m very simple: I wear a tinted SPF moisturizer, a cream blush, a very thin cat eye, and lashes. That’s it.”
It’s also why the actor, director, writer, and producer is the queen of effortless bangs — when I ask for her styling secret, Jones admits she doesn’t have one... she’s just had them since she was 3 years old. “To be honest, this was a default look for me — it’s an easy way to make it seem like I did something when I really did nothing,” she laughs.
That’s not to say Jones, who’s recently partnered with Citi as it launches its Custom Cash Card, doesn’t have fun with her beauty routine — she’s just finessed it over time, and has figured out what plays well with her skin. “I can’t deny my age any longer, so my skin can’t be a test site,” she tells me. “I have to find my tried-and-true things that I know work for me. And I’m a firm believer that beauty starts on the inside, whether it’s your actual attitude and how you treat people to hydrating and eating well.”
The star particularly loves milking her low-maintenance beauty philosophy when she's behind the camera. “That’s precisely the reason why I do voice acting: You don’t have to do your hair or makeup,” Jones laughs. “Poor engineers... they’re getting the very rolled-out-of-bed version of me.”