The $1.50 supermarket makeup wipes Jessie Stephens uses to remove her eyeliner.

This wonderful nugget of beauty wisdom comes courtesy of Mamamia’s beauty podcast, You Beauty

For this week’s In Her Bag, Leigh Campbell rummaged through Jessie Stephen’s beauty bag to find out what products she loves.

Jessie Stephens is our weekend editor here at Mamamia. She’s also on our flagship podcast Mamamia Out Loud, and is the host of Book Club and MAFS Chat (with her twin sister Clare).

Listen to Jessie’s full interview on You Beauty below. To ensure you never miss an episode, listen to You Beauty here for free. It’s a blast.

Jessie Stephens is Mamamia’s weekend editor and one of the hosts of the Mamamia Out Loud podcast.

In news that won’t be a surprise to regular Mamamia readers and listeners, Jessie also loves wearing black eyeliner. Black liner on the top and bottom lashes is her look, but it also comes with a lot admin because… how the heck do you get black eyeliner off every single day?

Thankfully, Mamamia’s executive editor and beauty journalist of 15 years Leigh Campbell found Jessie’s cheap and effective makeup remover solution when she rummaged through her beauty bag on the You Beauty podcast.

Let’s take a look at all of Jessie’s favourite beauty products below.

Jessie Stephens’ go-to beauty products.

Nivea Daily Essentials Clean Deeper Daily Wash Scrub, $9.20.

Image: Nivea.

Voeu Cleansing Facial Wipes Normal Or Combination Skin 25pk, $1.50.

Image: Woolworths.

Thursday Plantation Macadamia Ultra Hydrating Face Oil, $17.99.

Image: Priceline.

Alpha-H Liquid Gold, $59.95.

Image: Sephora.

Why she loves them:

"I don't... have a skincare regime. I use a cheap Nivea face wash and the Voeu Face Wipes from Woolies, they get all your eye makeup off. My problem is that I get blackheads on my nose. What I thought I was meant to do is exfoliate, but it wasn't making a difference. Now, I know I needed a face oil and since using the Thursday Plantation Macadamia product, I can't believe the difference it's made. I also use Alpha H Liquid Gold once or twice a week. For me, it's been bloody perfect. The next day, I look 20 per cent better, my skin looks clearer and brighter."

Alpha-H Protection Plus Daily SPF50+, $62.

Image: Alpha-H.

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream, $41.99.

Image: Neutrogena.

Why she loves them:

"I wear the Alpha H Moisturiser everyday, it's SPF 50+ and I need it because I walk to work. Under my makeup, it makes a really good base, it sticks and almost works as a primer. Then, I read [the Neutrogena Rapid Repair] is one of the best affordable retinols you can get - it's quite thick but it sinks in, it's a really nice texture and I've already seen a difference. I have the world's most sensitive skin and I was fine."


Napoleon Perdis China Doll Gel Liner, $39.

Image: Napoleon Perdis.

Why she loves it:

"My sister [Clare] and I started wearing heavy eyeliner at 16 - Kristin Cavallari wore it on Laguna Beach. It can become a little bit of a mask, it's a security blanket. I've got really big eyes and deep set eyelids, so if I don't have eyeliner, I feel like a big walking eyelid. I found the Napoleon Perdis China Doll Gel Liner after trying so many, it's creamy but almost clay-like, and very black. But now it's going to be gone forever." (Leigh suggested the Bobbi Brown Eyeliner Pot as a dupe.)

COVER FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation, $65.

Image: Sephora.

Why she loves it:

"I get dermatitis around my nose and chin, so I make sure they stay hydrated. The COVER FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation is really dewy - that was a life changing moment for me when I realised the difference between dewy and matte. Dewy looks so much more natural to me."

Clinique High Impact Mascara, $39.

Image: Clinique.

Why she loves it:

"This mascara isn't too thick, and I love the brush because it makes your lashes go 'up'."

Vaseline Intensive Care Body Lotion, $4.49.

Image: Chemist Warehouse.

Bondi Sands Express Self Tanning Foam, $24.95.

Image: Bondi Sands.

Garnier Ambre Solaire Natural Bronze Up, $13.99.

Image: Chemist Warehouse.

Why she loves them:

"I'm bad with using body moisturiser but I keep a bottle of the Vaseline body lotion at my desk for when you wear a skirt and realise your legs aren't ready. I fake tan if I've got an event, but the one-hour tan is life changing. I like the Garnier one for my face because it's not too dark, doesn't stain your pillows and makes you look glowy."

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo, $8.99.
Image: Chemist Warehouse.

Why she loves it:

"I use so much dry shampoo. Even if I've just got my hair back, I use it because the thing about being blonde is, when your hair is dirty, it can look brown. As a blonde, you can get away with the whiteness of dry shampoo."

Provoke Touch Of Silver Intensive Brightening Shampoo, $10.50.

Image: Chemist Warehouse.

Why she loves it:

"It's the best purple shampoo I've used. Whenever I use it, people always ask, have you had your hair done? It's brilliant."

Jessie's Spendy: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Moonstone, $58.

Image: Mecca.

Why she loves it:

"I put it on my cheekbones, on the top of my lip, and on the bridge of my nose, and I always get comments. BECCA's products are next level, especially everything glowy."

Jessie's Savey: 1000 Hour Lash & Brow Dye Kit, $15.

Image: Chemist Warehouse.

Why she loves it:

"I've been getting people onto 1000 Hour for ages, I've been tinting my own brows for years. You put it on your eyebrows with the little brush and I get a tissue and wipe off the excess. The problem with blonde eyebrows is they can go a bit orangey, but this gives you a cool tone. I do it once a month, it lasts, and it's so good."

Do you use any of Jessie's favourite beauty products? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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