What do you think makes someone beautiful? Confidence is the base to all beauty. (Source)
We all love Erika Jayne’s over-the-top glam, but I think what’s even more appealing about her is her honesty. I read every interview I could find about Erika Jayne’s beauty routine and she is not sugar coating it for us. She is not afraid to let you know she did not wake up like this. Erika’s look takes a gay army, her skin looks that good because of her dermatologist, she’s super diligent about SPF, she eats right, works out, gets plenty of sleep, drinks lots of water, takes vitamins, always washes her makeup off, doesn’t tug at the skin around her eyes, and she stays away from booze and cigs. Basically she does all the things we already know we’re supposed to do, and she does them consistently and that’s why she’s still looking amazing.So while I don’t have any super easy cheap hacks to make you look like Erika Jayne, I think her dedication to being hot is is admirable and it’s a good reminder that it’s not easy. If you want to be Erika Jayne, start with her trifecta- aquaphor for lips, under eye cream, and sunscreen.
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Erika Jayne’s Skin Care
She’s been using SPF on both her face AND body extremely diligently since she was young.
My current favorite SPF for my face is the HOURGLASS Veil Mineral Primer which is SPF 15 ($19 for 0.33oz) and you can see more of my favorite sun care products in my Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit post.
Erika likes to both cleanse and moisturize with oil. One of her favorites to add moisture is Mario Badescu’s Rose Hips Nourishing Oil ($22). She’ll add a few drops into her night cream to intensify the hydration.
My favorite cleansing oil is the cult favorite DHC Deep Cleansing Oil ($28). This is awesome at breaking my makeup down after an especially heavy beat.
It’s not only what you use, it’s how you use it, Erika explains. She likes to take off her makeup with Lancôme’s Eye Makeup Remover, but doesn’t just apply and go to town with a cotton ball. “I soak it first, place the cotton ball on my eyes and kind of let it melt away before I start wiping,” she says. “You can’t tug at your eyes. The skin around there is really delicate so you have to be careful.” (Source) . The Lancome Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover is another cult fave and is $15 for 1.7oz.
If you could give your younger self advice about beauty, what would it be? Under eye cream and lots of water is a must – you’ll thank me later! (Source)
An eye cream I would love to try is the La Mer ‘The Eye Concentrate’ ($205 for 0.5oz). La Mer is one of the most luxurious skin care brands out there, perfectly fitting for Erika Jayne.
The beauty or spa treatment Erika Girardi can’t live without? Microdermabrasion. Check out my recent post about where I get my microdermabrasion!
Erika Jayne’s Makeup
Erika’s can’t live without it makeup product? A baby pink lip gloss. Three I saw her mention were Bassam Fattouh Cosmetics Lipgloss, Dior Addict Ultra lip gloss, and Chanel lip gloss. She says that Erika Girardi wears Aquaphor with a little Dior lipgloss, and Erika Jayne (her alter ego) wears big-ass overdrawn DSL’s.
Bassam Fattouh Cosmetics Lipgloss in Cotton Candy ($27) Erika is constantly in a nude or baby pink glossy lip, and this is one of her favorites. (Source) I had never heard of this brand, but according to the website Bassam Fattouh is a famous Lebanese celebrity makeup artist that created this line in 2010.
Dior ‘Addict’ Ultra-Gloss ($30) Nikkie Tutorials mentioned on her Snapchat that Erika uses the Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in 267 So Real, but I can’t find that on any US sites so the one in the picture above is 363 Nude. I love the packaging on that Dior lipgloss, it just looks so Erika Jayne, right??
My best guess for Erika Jayne’s favorite Chanel lip gloss would be Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes Glossier in 04 Spark which is similar to the one that fellow RHOBH frenemy Lisa Vanderpump swears by. These have recently been replaced by and the Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Moisturizing Glossimers in 744 Subtil is the closest match.
One of my favorite YouTubers NikkieTutorials has been on an Erika Jayne kick lately on Snapchat and mentioned that Erika’s new makeup artist Priscilla Ono (love her snap chat BTW) has been using Tom Ford lipstick in Nude Vanille ($53) on Erika.
NARS Blush in Desire ($30) This matte bright pink is very intense so Erika recommends applying with caution. (Source) NARS blushes are great, but I don’t find them super crazy pigmented so don’t be afraid of trying a more bold shade to achieve your real life Barbie Erika Jayne look.
When do you feel most beautiful? When my team of gays makes me beautiful. (Source)
SPOTTED in the photo above: Tom Ford The Ultimate Bronzer ($110)
Erika Jayne’s Body
How do you deal with the pressure for body perfection in our culture? I eat right, get exercise, sleep, and take vitamins. The rest you don’t worry about. (Source)
“Erika Jayne would probably wear something really sexy and musky, and kind of smoky and woody.” (Source) My recent favorite fragrance find is Maison Martin Marginal ‘Replica – By The Fireplace’ Fragrance ($126) which I think fits this description.
The product description of Replica By The Fireplace is “The sweetness of a winter evening by the fireplace. Brightness, freshness and the purity of newly fallen snow through the frozen window. Day breaks. Outside it’s snowing on a frosty, cold landscape. Inside the flames of a comforting fire crackle in the fireplace. By the Fireplace is the Replica collection’s first feminine and masculine fragrance, evoking a morning by the fireplace in Chamonix in the 1970s.”
Erika Jayne’s Hair
One of Erika’s main hairstylists is Frank Galasso and she also wears his brand of hair extensions. (Source) My favorite hair extensions are my Girl Get Glamorous Clip-ons. Be sure to use my code HOLLYWOOD for $5 off!
Erika Girardi likes her hair straight without a lot of product with a really good natural blow-dry, and Erika Jayne likes her hair ropey with a lot of product to make it wild like a rockstar. (Source)
Erika says she bleaches her hair every 12-14 days (OMG!) so she uses a lot of Oribe Hair care and masks like the Oribe Signature Moisture Masque ($63) (Source)
She also says she ALWAYS uses a heat protectant. Her stylist Clyde Haygood’s favorite is the Oribe Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray ($36)
Watch Clyde work his Calamari Watson magic in this video:
Remember how freaking stunning Erika looked at the RHOBH reunion? How could you not it was legendary.
It appears that her hair stylist is curing her hair (and all of her hair extensions) with a Hot Tools 1 inch Curling Iron ($35). It looks like he is using about a 1″ curling iron to create this look and is pinning it high to cool and set with volume.
In the episode where the RHOBH girls went to New York, Erika had her makeup artist or assistant snapping photos of her on a camera that looks very similar to the one I use and love the Sony a 5100 digital camera. This camera has an incredible beauty filter that auto corrects colors and blurs imperfections it is like MAGIC:
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