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Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t own any foundation

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker follows a minimalist beauty routine, typically only wearing concealer and lip gloss when she’s off-duty.

Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t know how to apply foundation.

The former Sex and the City actress and style icon has a reputation for being able to pull off just about any fashion trend imaginable, including over-the-top dresses and voluminous hairstyles.

But when it comes to make-up and caring for her skin, the star takes a very minimalist approach.

“(I wear) lots of Laura Mercier Jungle eyeliner to a do a smoky eye – I wear that five days out of seven and when I wash my face I don’t even care if I don’t get it all off,” she told Britain’s Hello! magazine. “Then I add a touch of concealer and maybe a clear lip gloss. I put on sunscreen most days when it’s sunny, but that really is it. I don’t wear mascara or base. I don’t know how to apply or even own any base.”

Sarah chooses to take off her make-up at the end of the day with whatever soap she has to hand, before applying a layer of La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Fluid to her face as a moisturiser. And as a working mother-of-three, the star admits that she rarely gets the opportunity to indulge in a facial.

“I dream of having facials and after wearing sunscreen all summer, I need one – but who has the time? Maybe once a year I go uptown to Mario Badescu, because they do the old fashioned facials,” she shared.

While the 51-year-old may not be an expert when it comes to make-up, she sure knows her stuff when it comes to fragrance. Sarah launched her perfume Lovely in 2005, and has just unveiled her latest addition to the line - a unisex aromatic-woody scent named Stash.

“It’s a rule-breaker and it doesn’t subscribe to traditional scent conventions. I’ve been working on it since I launched Lovely more than ten years ago,” she explained. “It has lots of cool woods, musk and patchouli, but is cut through with lavender, leather, cognac and pistachio. It’s rich and cool and for everyone.”

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