Marie Kondo has built a successful career organising and simplifying people’s homes and lives – so it comes as no surprise that her approach to beauty and skincare is similarly streamlined.
The 34-year-old Japanese organiser’s California-based make-up artist, Megumi Asai, has revealed that while the star’s skin is naturally clean and clear, her love of natural skincare products has helped her to achieve a radiant complexion.
Marie follows a very simple routine which sees her use a toner and moisturiser daily, and when filming her hit Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo she uses a small amount of good quality make up.
Marie Kondo, 28, became a hit for her organising skill son Netflix show Tidying With Marie Kondo. Make-up artist, Megumi Asai perfected Marie’d make-up on the show and has revealed the go-to products she uses on the star
The Japanese organiser follows a very simple, yet effective skincare routine, to ensure she has radiant skin when on camera, without looking ‘too cakey’
Megumi says she prepares Marie’s skin for the camera by cleansing with Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Oil, which suits all skin types and works to remove any remnants of make-up and help banish impurities.
This is then followed by THREE Balancing Emulsion to moisturize the skin, as well as a spray of rose water, and a dab of Herbivore Coco Rose Lip conditioner.
The Los Angeles based expert told The Cut: ‘In make-up, Japanese beauty emphasizes translucent-looking skin. This can only be achieved by staying away from the sun and following a daily routine of applying a toner and lotion at the end of the day.
‘Marie religiously practices this basic approach to skin care every day and that’s why she maintains such beautiful skin.’
Marie Kondo’s healthy eating plan plays a major part in achieving glowing skin, as her meals are loaded with vitamins and digestive enzymes – says her make-up artist Megumi
Marie’s make-up artist swears by Tatcha products, including Pure One Step Camellia Oil Cleanser, as well as blotting paper, to ensure the star has glowing skin when filming
Megumi added that she believes Marie’s lifestyle has had a positive impact on her complexion – because her love for tidying means she is often inside for hours at a time, away from harmful UV rays which can age the skin.
She added: ‘Even as a young person, she was always interested in tidying rather than playing sports or other things outdoors, so I’m sure that helped to keep her skin from excessive sun exposure.’
Marie’s make-up look is very minimal because her make-up artist wants her radiant skin to shine through instead of being covered with layers of foundation and other products
Marie Kondo has impressed with her tiding skills, and neat folds, but also with her beauty and skincare hacks. Beauty expert, Megumi, will apply a touch of primer and a sheer foundation to Marie’s face, as well as Chanel blusher, Clarins lipstick
Megumi said that while Marie needs very little make up, when filming the show she uses designer beauty products such as Chanel, Clarins, Tom Ford and Laura Mercier.
Marie Kondo’s SIMPLE skincare routine
- Step one: Marie’s make-up is removed with a natural cleanser.
- Step two: Make-up artist, Megumi Asai, then applies THREE’s Balancing Emulsion as a moisturiser.
- Step three: A rose spray is then spritzed on Marie’s face.
- Step four: Finally, a lip conditioner is applied, before her make-up is layered on top.
She starts with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance, before applying a sheer foundation. She then blends two of Le Blush Creme de Chanel, in shades Intonation and Affinite, onto her cheeks.
Megumi added that Marie swears by false eyelashes, but to give her eyes extra emphasis Megumi will apply a dusting of a natural eyeshadow – usually taupe or champagne hues – and a sweep of MSH Love Liner liquid eyeliner in black.
To finish Megumi will apply Clarins rouge Eclat lipstick in Pink Cherry.
She explained: ‘Her skin is so beautiful that the make-up was not to hide imperfections — I used a minimum amount of it to let the skin shine through.’
Marie’s make-up artist , Megumi, creates her signature eye make-up by using Chanel, Tom Ford or Smashbox products and a natural eyeshadow to make sure the ’emphasis’ is on her eyelashes
Marie Kondo often wears false eyelashes when on the programme, but Megumi will apply a thin sweep of liquid eyeliner to make her eyes pop when on screen
Megumi says she does not re-apply make up products when Marie films her hit Netflix show, and simply uses blotting paper on her face to ensure she looks completely natural.
Marie’s healthy diet also helps achieve glowing skin, as her recipes are filled with vitamins and digestive enzymes.
Megumi revealed that for every day of filming Marie brought in her own lunch, consisting of a bento box and a Japanese fermented-rice drink rich in vitamins