Kate Hudson’s Guide to Inside-Out Wellness and “Wake-Up” Makeup

“I’ve always had some kind of routine, and I enjoy it more now that I’m older. [Though] I’m not religious about it,” admits Kate Hudson, who has such a relaxed attitude she even occasionally skips taking off her makeup at night—gasp! But make no mistake, while the 43-year-old star is easygoing, she still has a time-tested, three-pronged approach to staying glowing: sleep, hydration, and a special beauty supplement. And she’s sharing it, along with the rest of her beauty routine, today with Vogue

After a double-cleansing and face-masking session, Hudson, who stars in murder-mystery Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery out November 23, indulges in a special elixir. It’s the Beauty Aura, which she created in partnership with Inbloom—a cocktail chock full of good-for-your-complexion ingredients like marine collagen and nutrient-rich berries. Dubbed her “dream product,” the actor goes on to explain its benefits, from supporting skin elasticity to strengthening hair and nails. Hudson also discusses her daily meditation practice, which she credits to her mother, Goldie Hawn, who taught her the importance of self-care, or “mental fitness” as she calls it. Back to skin care, she rounds out her routine with a matcha-infused serum, Symbiome’s restorative cream (a favorite of hers and Hawn’s), Laneige’s cult-favorite lip mask, and Dr. Barbara Sturm’s sun drops. 

With her skin prepped, it’s time for her signature “wakeup” makeup look—starting with a lightweight veil of RMS Beauty’s cream foundation tapped in with her fingers. To be gentle with her sensitive skin, Hudson prefers clean products; for example, Kosas’s formula is her concealer of choice, followed by Westman Atelier’s stick for contour. She then buffs a smokey shadow into her lids and lower lash line to elongate her almond-shaped eyes. “I feel like every face is so different, and you have to find the part of your face you want to accentuate,” says Hudson before adding a touch of champagne-hued highlighter, curling her lashes, and adding a coat of mascara to her lashes. Onto brows, she fills in sparse areas with a pencil and defines the shape with concealer. Then, swishes of highlighter and blush help her achieve a sun-kissed flush of color, while traces of lip liner and Honest Beauty lip and cheek pigment help her craft a green-eye-enhancing pink lip. Finally, a sheer layer of powder and By Terry’s bronzing spray provide the finishing touches. “I love you! Thanks for watching,” Hudson says as she signs off with a kiss. 

Below, shop Kate Hudson’s beauty secrets. 

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African Botanics Buchu Botanical Enzyme Polish

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Pai Skincare Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil

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InBloom Beauty Aura Beautifying Marine Collagen Complex

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Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack Brightening Under Eye Mask


Neutrogena Moisturizing Hydro Boost Hydrating Face Mask

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Mount Lai De-Puffing Jade Facial Roller

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Juice Beauty Kate Hudson Energizing Age Defy Cocktail Concentrate

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Symbiome The One Restorative Cream

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Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

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Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops Serum SPF 50

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RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up Cream Foundation

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Westman Atelier Face Trace Contour Stick

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RMS Beauty Luminizer Quad

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Petite ‘n Pretty Fully Feathered Volumizing Mascara

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Gxve By Gwen Stefani Hella On Point Clean Ultra-Fine Brow Pencil

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Monika Blunder Liquid Flush Cheek Tint

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Pat McGrath Labs Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil

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Honest Beauty Crème Cheek Blush

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By Terry Tea to Tan Face Body

Director: Gabrielle Reich
Director of Photography: Josh Herzog
Editors: Michael Suyeda, Brittany Lewis

Associate Producer: Natalie Harris
Production Manager: Kit Fogarty
Production Coordinator: Ava Kashar
Associate Talent Manager: Phoebe Feinberg

Associate Director, Post Production: Nicholas Ascanio
Post Production Coordinator: Jovan James
Supervising Editor: Kameron Key
Assistant Editor: Billy Ward
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