Jessie Andrews talks about her makeup and skincare routine
Jessie Andrews is the multi-hyphen of our generation. The 29-year-old started in the adult industry at 18 and has since built brands in jewelry (Bagatiba), swimwear (Basic Swim) and ready-to-wear (Unlimited play). The entrepreneur is now back on set, making an impactful appearance in the fifth episode of Euphoria Season 2 alongside Zendaya. With this powerful debut, the model plans to expand her acting career, adding another line to her impressive resume.
In the latest episode of HYPEBAE’s Beauty Essentials series, we talk to Andrews about some of her makeup and skincare must-haves. The actress keeps her beauty routine minimal, wearing only moisturizer and her favorite lip color most days. “Beauty is confidence. Being able to feel good about yourself is the ultimate beauty,” she tells us.
Continue reading our conversation with Andrews below, and stay tuned for our next “In The Hype” feature, where we’ll discuss more about her acting career.
Jessie is wearing a black top and bottom set by Aya Muse.
Jessie Andrews’ beauty essentials
Active Circumference Repairing Moisturizing Cream: I love using this thick, moisturizing cream for my nighttime routine.
OSEA Hyaluronic Marine Serum: A day and night serum that contains all-natural ingredients.
Seabiotic OSEA Water Cream: A lightweight daytime moisturizer that almost feels like a nourishing serum.
Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment: I use it every other night to resurface my skin.
Dior Capture Youth Serum: An illuminating serum that I use every other night for a natural, healthy glow.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: It’s my all-time favorite. My favorite shades are “Dolce Vita” and “Take Me Home”.
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner: It works great as a lip liner. After application, I like to top it off with some of my favorite lipstick shades.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish: A light and effective finishing powder.
Eyebrow sculpting pencil in the shape of an hourglass arch: I like this pencil for its precision. It also matches the color of my eyebrows perfectly.
YSL Beauty Touche Éclat All-in-One Glow Tinted Moisturizer: A lightweight, creamy foundation.
Hermès Beauty Goldsmith Powder: A shimmering illuminating powder that I like to apply to my cheekbones and lids.
NARS Creamy Glow Concealer: An excellent product to cover all imperfections.
Diorshow Iconic Overcurl: An ideal mascara to apply on the eyelashes for a full and rich makeup.
Dior Backstage eye palette: I use the shades from the top row of the “002 Cool Neutrals” palette when I go out.
How would you describe your beauty style? What is your definition of beauty?
My daily beauty routine is quite simple: a moisturizer and a lipstick. It’s me 90% of the time. Beauty is confidence. Being able to feel good about yourself is the ultimate beauty.
Where do you find inspiration for your style, both for fashion and for beauty? Is there a beauty regimen or beauty tip you swear by?
I love following Instagram and Pinterest accounts that inspire me. Usually, if I have the same taste in furniture or architecture [as someone’s]I will have the same taste in fashion [as theirs]. My beauty inspiration is a natural 90s model look. One of my favorite beauty tricks is to use highlighter under my eyebrow to give it a lifted look.
How did you end up being cast in the second season of Euphoria?
I ended up being cast for Euphoria via social media. I was friends with writer and director Sam [Levinson] on Instagram and we had been talking about random stuff for a few years. Then they did the casting for the second season and I said to him, “Let me know if there are any parts that would suit me.” He said they had something and they would send me to the casting. Walked in, did self check in which was amazing, but it all came to a halt for two years due to COVID-19. I got an out-of-the-box message from Sam one day, and he said, “Hey, do you want to shoot something tomorrow?” So that’s how it happened.
What was your first reaction when you discovered the concert?
I was quite excited at first. I feel like it’s a TV show that relates to pop culture and my generation, so to be a part of something that’s so much a part of that era, and that will be seen again in 10 years, was an opportunity so cool.
Jessie is wearing an Aya Muse mini dress.
Could you share more details about your role on the show?
Essentially, Rue (played by Zendaya) gets off drugs and she is taken to rehab by her mother. She runs away and doesn’t know where to go, and she’s in trouble. At night, my partner and I leave the house and she sneaks into our house. She takes jewelry from me but we end up going home early. I undress and realize that my jewelry is missing. I tell my partner to call the police, and he runs to the safe, where he finds Rue. It’s a really fun scene.
How did filming go for you and what was the biggest challenge?
It was a night shoot, and Sam had these huge balloons in the air that were so beautiful, like moonlight. It was a really fun time to be on set with so many people who were so excited about the process. The cast is so connected in so many different ways, and it was so great to be on set with so much synergy.
Sam asked me and Alan to come on set and gave us the script. Alan is a screenwriter and I’m not really a trained actor, so we’re both not professional actors. Sam told us we were going ad-lib and we were both like, “What? You picked the non-actors to improvise. [Laughs.] It was a really interesting thing for me to do because I had never done it before. Sam is a great director, so he was picking up on some of the things we were saying and giving us the support and guidance we needed.
What was the most memorable moment of being on set?
It had to be the restoration. [Laughs.] It probably sounds terrible, but the catering was so good. There was so much food – fresh juice, fruit and that long strip of Mexican, Italian, breakfast sandwiches, this, that – that you could literally get anything. I was so amazed because I love food. I took cookies and juice with me, and it was really memorable for me.
Jessie is wearing a Hermès jumpsuit.
How has your experience in the adult industry influenced your acting style in Euphoria?
I think having so much experience in adult films has really helped me to be more comfortable in front of the camera. I am quite sociable but I can be quite shy in some ways. Porn from 18 to 24, I was in front of the camera almost every day. It really prepared me to accept not being perfect every time. I always have to remember that because I don’t shoot anymore. Each shoot is an opportunity to show yourself to a very large number of people. I feel like they should also know that it won’t be perfect every time you’re on camera.
Do you have any plans to further develop your acting career?
It’s a career path that challenges me. Of all things between adult film, DJing, startup brands, art gallery, creative direction and more, it’s so much fun but I feel like at some point, you kind of type how hard it can be, in a way. I think in playing you’re really looking to challenge yourself in so many different ways that it’s just interesting. It’s invigorating and fascinating to see people who act so that they can become someone else in that moment. I really want to challenge myself in the next two years and see what I can do in this area.
What kind of film interests you the most and which director would you like to collaborate with in the future?
It’s hard because I don’t watch a lot of TV or movies, but a lot of movies that appeal to me are drama and action. I would very much like to work with Gaspar Noé. I had a call with him years ago when I was in porn. We never shot anything, but he would be a great person I could collaborate with on something really different. I love movies like Blue is the hottest color, which really make you feel, and they are so realistic. I would like to explore more in this genre.
Jessie wears a short sleeve blouse, green shoulder bag and Alexander Wang pointed heels. The flared pants are signed Aya Muse.