Emma Roberts’s Guide to Treating Melasma and Mom’s-Night-Out Glam

Emma Roberts’s Guide to Treating Melasma and Mom’s-Night-Out Glam

Emma Roberts wears many hats. She’s an actor starring in the romantic comedy Maybe I Do (out January 27), an executive producer of Hulu’s hit adaptation of the book Tell Me Lies, and, of course, a mother to her adorable two-year-old son, Rhodes. With such a busy schedule, Roberts must be extra intentional about her beauty rituals. “Giving myself that little extra [TLC] is not every day anymore since I have a baby,” she admits. But despite some streamlining, her dedicated skin-care regimen is still paying off. “It’s been helping a little bit with my post-pregnancy melasma,” she says, citing exfoliation and products for hyperpigmentation as key players. So what would Roberts do if she had all the time in the world? Here, she walks us through her ideal routine, from a sculpting face massage to preparing for a mom’s-night-out. 

“I didn’t necessarily have a [skin-care] routine until I got to be a bit older,” says the 31-year-old, who began acting at age nine. It wasn’t until she started developing acne after habitual makeup-wearing on set that she began customizing her regimen. “I found that really fun; I love researching new products [and] trying new products,” she explains. For Roberts, skin care always begins with a Biologique Recherche cleanser, wiped away with reusable organic bamboo rounds. Next, is a gentle enzymatic peel (once weekly) followed by a hydrating sheet mask, facial massage, and eye cream dotted along the orbital bone with her ring finger. Her skin prep is finalized with Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream, Dr. Barbara Sturm’s sunscreen, and face oil, while her eyes and lips are nourished with Wander Beauty’s under-eye patches and U Beauty’s smoothing lip treatment.

Onto makeup, Roberts first evens out her skin tone with foundation, color corrector, and a full-coverage concealer. She etches a peachy Chanel eyeliner pencil along her waterline to awaken her gaze before sweeping the brand’s rosy blush across her cheeks. Brows are brushed into place with wax, and her pout is accentuated with just a touch of liner. The ultimate touches for her going-out glam? A sweep of illuminating highlighter on the highs of the cheekbones and a smudge of smokey shadow along the lids. Finally, with a spritz of setting spray and a rub of essential oil, she’s ready for the night ahead. 

Below, shop Emma Roberts’s beauty secrets. 

Biologique Recherche Lait Vip O2

Jenny Patinkin Pure Luxury Organic Bamboo Reusable Rounds

Dr. Barbara Sturm Enzyme Cleanser

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask

Joanna Czech Facial Massager

La Mer The Eye Concentrate Eye Cream

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream

Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops Serum SPF 50

U Beauty The Plasma Lip Compound

Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Rose Gold Eye Masks

Augustinus Bader The Face Oil

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector

Sun Potion Solar Rose Water

Dior Forever Skin Correct Full-Coverage Concealer

Beautyblender Original Makeup Sponge

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder

Laura Mercier Artist Eyelash Curler

Chanel Stylo Ombre et Contour

Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Blush

Chanel Noir Allure Mascara

Iconic London Brow Silk and Brush Bundle

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Les Pinceaux de Chanel Retractable Dual-Ended Eyeshadow Brush N°200

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dewy Set Setting Spray

Director: Gabrielle Reich
Director of Photography: Matt Krueger
Editors: Michael Suyeda

Associate Producer: Natalie Harris
Production Manager: Kit Fogarty
Production Coordinator: Ava Kashar
Associate Talent Manager: Phoebe Feinberg
Entertainment Director, Vogue: Sergio Kletnoy

Associate Director, Post Production: Nicholas Ascanio
Post Production Coordinator: Jovan James
Supervising Editor: Kameron Key
Assistant Editor: Justin Symonds
Filmed at: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills