Beauty Talk: Jillian Harris

Jillian Harris is the definition of a modern businesswoman. After her stint on The Bachelor, she went on to be The Bachelorette, and these days, you’ll find her all over Canadian airwaves for Love it or List It Vancouver, curating vintage finds for her newly launched online shop, Charlie Ford Vintage, and running her own successful lifestyle website, If you follow this successful interior designer on Twitter, you know that she is charming, relatable, always on the go, and always looking great! The ever-so-stylish and beautiful Jillian sat down with us to chat about how she stays glowing (hint: bronzer at 4am helps!) and healthy (lots of water!) between long days of shooting, and bouncing between her passions and multiple projects.

We loved you on The Bachelorette! What are you passionate about these days?
VINTAGE! Filming Love It or List It Vancouver is a dream come true, but there was still a little itch to share one of my biggest passions with the world–vintage decor! We launched Charlie Ford, an online vintage decor and accessories shop, in July and it truly is a passion project. I love rooting through dusty old covers and exploring the globe for amazing vintage finds and then being able to share those finds with the world!

What are your Fab Five must-have beauty products?
Caudalie Beauty Elixir: Instant wake-me-up and refresher throughout the day.
Oribe Texturizing SprayI love the volume it gives and it acts as a dry shampoo as well! It’s not good to wash your hair every day, and this spray helps keep it looking freshly done on day two.
Dior Show Iconic Overcurl MascaraI like a mascara that makes the lashes dark and full! It’s great to switch up mascaras once in while, but I am loving how the Dior Show is making my lashes look so full.
NARS bronzer: Some mornings I need to wake up at 4am and I seem to look more pale than usual on those days. Having the right color bronzer for your skin tone can add life back to your face! My bronzer is an even bigger necessity in the winter months.
Lipstick: I love Jouer hydrating lipstick in Simone, a bright, true red.

Fall is here! What fall beauty trend will you be rocking this year?
Even though I’m not up on the beauty trends, I do love fall fashion! I LOVE boots & I will definitely be rocking them as often as I can. Frye boots are my favorite, and I rocked them in a recent blog post with a fave fall outfit. In terms of beauty, I’m drifting towards bronzed skin and a bright or deep lipstick.

Your skin glows! Tell us about your skin care routine:
I exfoliate every other day — this is key. Aromatherapy Associates Purifying Facial Scrub is a product I love. The smell reminds me of being at the spa every time I use it.

I use Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser to wash my face in the morning and at night. I love mousse face wash since it feels gentle and velvety on the skin. I also swear by getting professional microdermabrasions every 3 months!

What is your signature lip color?
Jouer hydrating lipstick in “Simone”. My makeup artist Kaitlin Hargreaves recently introduced me to a new lip color, Obesessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anime that is perfect when I want to add a pop of color, like I did in this blog post.

Between all of your projects, you’re always on the road! What beauty products do you carry in your handbag to keep you gorgeous on the go?
Most people would be scared to see everything I fit in my purse! I don’t know how I find stuff. If only I could fit my makeup artist Kaitlin in my purse too. No one knows how to make me look better than she does (and damn I love her for it). I love it when my favorite products come in a travel size, such as the Oribe Texturizing Spray. Another product I like to have handy is the Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminée Eye & Lip Cream, especially when traveling, this is a lifesaver.

What is the best beauty tip you’ve ever received?
Never go to sleep with your make up on! I always wash my face before going to bed, especially since I do wear more make up than most when I am on set filming. Another great tip that I always remind myself to drink a lot of water — there’s nothing better for your skin.

Do you have a beauty motto?
YES! Be yourself. There is nothing more beautiful than being you and finding what you feel best in. Personality can shine brighter than any highlighter.

By Erin Gerlach of The Sparkle.
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Author: Caitlin Kruse

  • Jillian you do have beautiful skin! Our family is loving your HGTV show. I read that you get in office Microdermabrasions. I am a consultant with Rodan + Fields Dermatologists (New Products from creators of Proactiv) and we have an at home tool that is done once a week and removes a whopping 5 million dead skin cells. It is easy peasy and your skin will feel amazing. I also am a Midwestern girl, just 30 minutes from Chicago in NW Indiana. Here is my product website=>

  • So after the millionth person has raved about the Caudalie elixir, I think that will be my next big beauty splurge! I love their cleansing water, though it did make me break out a bit in the summer. Now that it’s a little bit dry outside, it’s perfect!

  • I’ve loved Jillian ever since I saw her on The Bachelor! Now I look up to her as I’m an inspiring designer!

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