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ESC: Jaime King

Sara Jaye Weiss/StarTraks Photo

Bow down.

When it comes to beauty trends, Jaime King's philosophy is incredibly refreshing (a.k.a. this is about to be your new mantra). "I think that everybody has to find what works for them," she said. "I want people to have fun playing with trends, but not do it to "stay cool." You're cool because you're you, and I encourage everyone to find their own signature look."

So for that reason (and so many others), we asked Jaime to give us some insight on how she keeps her complexion flawless, her beauty routine concise, her work/life balance stable and her kids grounded (hint: Taylor Swift and Jessica Alba are involved).

ESC: Jaime King

Sara Jaye Weiss/StarTraks Photo

What's your everyday makeup look?
Well, I immediately put on 100 SPF. Even if you're in the sun for 30 seconds, you're at risk for skin cancer. My mom hammered that into me way before people knew about it, so I'm just very conscious about having my SPF on.

Then I usually use a Burberry B.B. foundation mixed with Chanel, which has a bit more coverage. I also then quickly use a Cléu de Peu concealer—if I really haven't gotten much sleep—because, obviously, being a mom and working makes it kind of hard to sleep. I love Chantecaille mascara. I'll put that on, curl my lashes, brush on any kind of creamy, beautiful blush…oh, and brows are a big thing for me, so I use Anastasia who has an incredible brow pen that I like. I try to keep it as simple as possible.

Do you have a signature lip color?
Mine has always been red. Ever since I was a kid, it's always been red. I also feel like it's a very dramatic, classic, beautiful color. When people think about my classic look, I think they see me with clean skin, lashes and a red lip.

What beauty brand are you loving at the moment?
I am a thorough researcher of anything organic in regards to beauty products. It's something I think is incredibly essential and, you know, you're always looking for the one that really works. It truly is a new concept in terms of innovation and when I discovered WEI Beauty, the whole idea of farm-to-face was a real game-changer for me. There's just something about the line that's clean and beautiful and nourishing and elegant—from the packaging to what it actually does for your skin.

I have really dry skin, and there are a lot of things on the market you can put on your skin, but they're all going directly into your body, so it feels really good knowing that I'm putting things into my body that are actually really good for me. Also, I've noticed my skin's been glowing since I started using their products.

Any WEI Beauty product recommendations?
There's a pudding moisturizer that when you put it on, it literally feels like you're drenching your skin in the most incredible moisture. And when you pull the mask out of the packaging, there's so much product left in the tube—it goes far beyond a one-time use. I think it's really cool when a brand is generous with what it is they're packaging. The products are also great for travel! For instance, their Golden Root Purifying Mud Masks come in these little tiny packages, so you can just put them in your travel bags. Put the mask on while you're traveling. I've noticed it doesn't take time for my skin to recover after a long flight anymore because I'm already soaking it with nutrients.

Do you use any "unorthodox" beauty products?
Neat Cheeks—they're Stevia-based wipes to clean your kid's face (or whatever) and I started using them because I ran out of makeup wipes. When it comes to taking off my makeup, they've changed my life. I'll use those and then I'll use WEI Beauty's cleansing products on top of it.

ESC: Jaime King

Sara Jaye Weiss/StarTraks Photo

Speaking of your kids, what's it like juggling motherhood and work?
I actually just picked up my son from school (after I raced from a Revlon event to get him) and now he's having a swimming lesson. It's all about the balance.

For me, it's balancing the things that really matter to me and, at the same time, making sure I'm with my children as much as possible. Raising my kids on set has been amazing because they know I'm there, but they're also growing up in an environment where they're surrounded by a lot of different people from a lot of different backgrounds. What I really appreciate about my childhood, growing up in the Midwest, is that I was exposed to a mix of everything and that's so important for them to experience.

Your sons have some pretty amazing (and famous) godparents. Are there particular things you hope they take from each?
James Knight's godmother is Jessica Alba who has been my friend for over a decade. I choose people not because of who they are, but because of who they are are in their heart of hearts, in their soul. It really has nothing to do with the fact they're Taylor Swift or Jessica Alba. It's a collective way of raising your children that has to do with the fact that you're choosing people who will help spiritually guide them and be there—you want them to feel like they have family that are always there.

You know, Jared Eng, who runs Just Jared, is really another godfather. Topher Grace is James Knight's godfather and Leo Thames' godfather is my husband's brother Colin. But Jared is one of the most important figures in their life. He's over every single day, he puts them down to sleep, he is a consistent figure. I think it's really important (whether it be Taylor, Jess or whomever) that you have consistency in your life.

And they're gathering things from all these beautiful people. You know, when Leo hears Taylor's music he understands she writes those things and she brings those things. They feel the love and the support, and that's the most important thing.