Gwen Stefani’s Makeup Is the Key to Her Skincare Routine

A California girl who rose to fame rocking the stage with ska-style music, Gwen Stefani is a pop culture icon. She is well known for songs like “Hollaback Girl.” In more recent years, Stefani has been experimenting with country music, thanks in large part to the influence of her boyfriend, Blake Shelton.

Stefani is a mom of three boys and manages multiple business ventures. Still, she always looks fabulous, from her flawless makeup to her quirky outfits. Stefani recently opened up about her makeup routine, and the one way that she ensures her face stays in tip-top shape. 

How did Gwen Stefani become famous?

Gwen Stefani was born in California in 1969. She developed a love of music as a young girl, with her parents exposing her to many genres of music. In the mid-’80s, Stefani joined the ska band No Doubt as the lead vocalist. After a few years of playing in various clubs and smaller venues, No Doubt began experiencing mainstream success. By the mid-’90s, the group was very popular.

Stefani continued fronting No Doubt for years, until she decided to pursue her own solo efforts in 2004. She continued to work with the band on a part-time basis, and even sang for the group at several major gigs in the mid-2000s. Stefani branched out to other projects, including working as a coach on The Voice, where she met her boyfriend, Blake Shelton. Through it all, Stefani has remained a hardworking mom of three boys, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale

Gwen Stefani’s bold makeup looks

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From the very beginning of Gwen Stefani’s career on stage, she received recognition for her beauty as well as her flawless makeup. Stefani has become known for her signature red lipstick and platinum blonde hair, giving her the appearance of an Old Hollywood movie star. Stefani is a big proponent of self-confidence and has admitted that she identifies strongly with her makeup looks, and considers her red lipstick to be a natural extension of her own personality.

Over the years, Stefani has experimented with other makeup looks, including nude lipstick and smoky eyes, but has always returned to the iconic red lip. When it comes to fashion, Stefani is more out of the box and rocks everything from vintage dresses to ripped jeans and baseball caps. Stefani has proven that she is comfortable in her own skin, no matter what she is wearing on her face or her body. 

Gwen Stefani’s biggest makeup tip

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Gwen Stefani knows what she wants, and she prides herself on being an expert in her field. In fact, she regularly applies her own makeup before her stage performances and has done so for years. Still, anytime someone wears makeup regularly, it can damage the skin. Stefani has figured out the perfect way to ensure that her skin stays healthy and hydrated.

Stefani revealed that she always makes sure to remove all of her makeup at the end of the day. “It was hard when I was younger because I was always on a tour bus, literally washing my face with bottled water, inside a bus. But the key is to keep it clean at night. Let your face breathe,” Stefani stated

She doesn’t always wait for the evening to remove her makeup and enjoy the calming effects of a fresh face. “Sometimes, if I have a really long day (like a 14-hour day filming day) I’ll just wash it all off and start over again for that fresh-face feeling. I only do my skin though,” Stefani said. In addition to her dedication to keeping her face clean, Stefani enjoys a mostly vegetarian diet and always makes sure to apply sunscreen. Her devotion to taking care of her skin has paid off — even though she is 50, Stefani appears to be easily decades younger. 

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