Skin Story: Jenna Williams, Actress






Jenna Williams is tall, naturally cool, and effortlessly chic. Is she French? She has that certain je ne sais quoi.

She selects outfits in three minutes and looks like an uptown Zoë Kravitz.

You just might want to hate her.

But then she speaks to you, and you want to become her friend, pick her mind, find out how she just knew that incense holder was going to make the perfect jewelry tray, or how she could visualize that the unlikely pairing of mixed prints, textures, and colors, could transform her outfit into Alexa Chung-meets-Ashley Olson-meets-Joan Smalls.

Williams, a New Yorker by way of Atlanta, began her career as an Assistant Editor at Vogue (if you ask, she would confirm in her nonchalant, oh, yeah, yeah, sort of way). However, these days she’s following her first love—acting, and can be seen in the upcoming film, “Audition.”

As for her beauty routine, well that’s as exceptional as Williams herself.


Williams cleanses her face with Philosophy’s Purity, morning and night. A few days a week, she trades the gentle wash for The Microdelivery, Philosophy’s grainy exfoliant. She applies Dermalogica’s Multi-Active Toner daily, followed by Clinque’s Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector to address her hyperpigmentation—a condition that disproportionally affects African American women. She finishes her skincare routine with Hope in a Jar with SPF.


Cover FX is Williams’ go-to foundation. Lightweight with buildable coverage, she won’t go anywhere without a few brushes of this foundation on her face. During the day, Williams wears BadGal mascara in plum, and at night prefers Diorshow in Blackout. Depending on the event, she wears Lip Tar for bold, long lasting lips, or mixes the colors in her Le Metier de Beaute Lip Kaleidoscope for a multidimensional effect.

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