Nina Dobrev has been gracing our television screens for two decades, and we still get excited when we catch wind of a new project starring the Canadian actor. With the release of her new romantic comedy, Love Hard, Dobrev has been booked and busy, but she took a break amid the hustle to share the simple everyday makeup routine she swears by in her new video for Allure.
As any beauty enthusiast will tell you, the best makeup looks start with a healthy base. Dobrev likes to begin by hydrating her skin with a couple of drops of Dr. Barbara Strum’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Next, she doubles up with Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum, which is infused with a cocktail of nourishing omega fatty acids and antioxidants. The last serum she applies is Sunday Riley’s C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum, which gently exfoliates to reveal, smoother, brighter skin.
After the face is sufficiently dewy and supple, Dobrev moves on to the lips. “I have this amazing Laneige [mask],” she says. “This is a sleeping mask, but honestly I wear it all day, every day. Especially on planes because it’s so drying when you’re on a flight, and this is so yummy and it smells so good.”
To wrap up her skin care, which is honestly so simple and easy you can’t help but admire, Dobrev layers on sunscreen. Her favorite? Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40. “It’s important to wear sunscreen to protect yourself from potentially getting skin cancer. It’s sort of like a primer as well for your makeup so your makeup stays on better.” And she’s correct, everyone should wear the dermatologist-recommended SPF 30 or higher every day.
Then it’s time for the makeup. Dobrev is all about that fresh-faced glow, which is why she likes to grab the Dior Forever Skin Correct Concealer to help with dark under eyes and the Dior Forever Skin Glow Foundation SPF 35. The actress applies the foundation to her hand first, then gently dabs it on her face with the help of her trusty Beautyblender. “The reason why it’s so great is that it mimics your skin and the pores and really gets it in there so that it looks like a second skin.”