H-Town’s favorite makeup maven and skincare expert shares her top beauty buys.
Kathleen Jennings was influencing the beauty scene before “influencer” was a social media buzzword. In 2014, she created booking app Beauty Now for spa and salon reservations. When assets of the app were later acquired by Groupon, she was able to fully focus on Kathleen Jennings Beauty, the blog she initially launched in 2013 to promote the app. Now, with 63,000 Instagram (@kathleenjenningsbeauty) followers—and counting—she’s one of the most trusted beauty sources in Houston and beyond. When not sporting eye gels in the carpool lane (#CarpoolMasking) or petitioning Clarins to restock her favorite depuffing mask, the makeup maven and mom of three can be found bouncing around H-Town on the hunt for the best beauty finds and skincare treatments. Jennings’ special sauce is her candid reviews of products and services, ranging from drugstore steals to high-end splurges. Here, the buzzy blogger shares her tried-and-true beauty buys.
“This is a great setting powder that makes pores seemingly disappear.”
Airbrush flawless finish setting powder, $45, by Charlotte Tilbury at Sephora, in the Galleria, sephora.com; charlottetilbury.com
“I wear this mask almost every morning. It’s brightening and makes my skin look flawless.”
Masque VIP O2, $149, by Biologique Recherche at Bella Rinova Salon, River Oaks District, bellarinova.com; biologique-recherche.com
“This sheet mask adds radiance and makes your skin look poreless.”
Pitera facial treatment mask, 10-pack for $139, by SK-II at Sephora, Memorial City Mall, sephora.com; sk-ii.com
“Apply Cure on dry skin and you will be floored how much dead skin it exfoliates.”
Cure natural aqua gel, $38, cureaquagel.com
“I swear by this device to lift my sagging jowls.”
Mini facial toning device, $199, mynuface.com
“This is my all-time favorite mask for depuffing after a night of eating and drinking. Apply it under your chin and on your lower face.”
V-Facial intensive wrap, $61, by Clarins at macys.com; clarinsusa.com
Photography by: portrait by Phoebe Rourke; product photos courtesy of brands