Emma Roberts Talks Beauty, First Kill, and Her Wellness Routine – Women's Health

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The executive producer of the new Netflix series First Kill also shares her favorite beauty products.
Emma Roberts is gearing up for one busy summer—and finding the perfect sunscreen is part of her plans. “I’ve been doing a sort of sunscreen tasting, if you will,” Roberts, 31, tells Women’s Health. “I’ve tried a bunch and I can report that my favorite is this new one from Coola. It has a high SPF, which is great, and leaves your skin looking nice and dewy.”
Dewy skin aside, the actress is taking on another role this month: executive producer. Roberts is one of the forces behind the new Netflix series, First Kill, which premieres on the streamer today. “I’m so excited,” Roberts says of the project, which follows the queer romance between a vampire and a vampire hunter. “They’ve put up a big poster on Sunset, and it’s so exciting to be a part of something as a producer and not as an actress. It feels like a different kind of accomplishment, one I’m proud of.”
The teen drama won’t be the first story Roberts brings to life via her production company, Belletrist, which shares its name with her online book club. Filming now is an adaptation of Carola Lovering’s thriller Tell Me Lies, one of Roberts’ book club selections.
So, with so much on her plate, how does the star stay grounded in the present? “I recently discovered sound baths and fell in love because I found I could go to a place of meditation and rest that I wasn’t getting with silent or guided meditations,” she reveals. “I can do a five- minute sound bath; I can do a ten-minute one; or I can do an hourlong one. I didn’t realize they were so easy to find online.”
Ahead, the Finishing Touch Flawless brand ambassador shares her summer beauty musts, the diet reset she now swears by, and how she’d spend an uninterrupted twenty four hours.
ER: I’m obsessed with brows. I feel like if your brows look good, you can get away with doing less. So, I love the Finishing Touch Flawless Brows. It’s an easy way to shape and maintain my brows. I love being able to throw it in my purse. I always notice I need my eyebrows done and sometimes I don’t want to wait a week to get them done. I love having something that I can just like use myself.
ER: You should. The other one that I’m obsessed with is the Finishing Touch Flawless Face. It makes your face smooth if you have any unwanted facial hair. I noticed I have a little peach fuzz on my face and after using it, my foundation goes on better, and my skin looks smoother.
ER: I love the Taha Harper body scrub. I always like a nice scrub during summer because I’m wearing shorts or a bathing suit. The Frank body scrub is also amazing.
ER: To me, summer means romance. So, I always recommend The Light We Lost by Jill Santapolo. I mean, you’re going to cry, but it’ll be a good cry. I absolutely devoured it in one day. Right now, I’m reading Everybody Thought We Were Crazy by Mark Rozzo. It’s about the marriage of Dennis Hopper and Brooke Hayward and LA in the sixties. It’s long, so it’s probably going to take me well into summer, but it just transports you to Hollywood and the art scene back then.
ER: Tara, my partner in Belletrist called me and said, “Stop whatever you’re doing and read this story called First Kill.” V.E. Schwab is an amazing writer and really taps into the teen girl mind in an unexpected way. And I love anything genre. I was a huge fan of American Horror Story before I was ever on it. I just love these world-building shows.
It’s about these two girls in high school who fall in love, and one’s a vampire and the other is a vampire hunter. It’s this Juliet and Juliet love story with sprinkles of Killing Eve and a little bit of a family drama. It was really fun to get to work with Victoria and Felicia, the show writer, to make something we felt we hadn’t seen before.
ER: One book that we fell in love with at Belletrist is Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering, and we’re adapting that with Hulu right now. It’s starring Grace Van Patten, who I think is magical, and we’re calling it a relationship thriller.
It’s about a toxic romance and how that haunts you and follows you and affects you for the rest of your life. There’s also the mystery of someone who dies. Again, it’s something we were attracted to because we hadn’t really seen it done in this way for young people. I hadn’t seen a romance between two young people in this kind of genre world.
ER: What’s become routine—and this started during COVID, especially when I was pregnant—is meditating. I’ve been listening to The Spirited Soul podcast on Spotify. I find it resets me and makes me feel so rested. I’ll do those before bed or even if I need a pick me up in the middle of the day. When my son is napping, I’ll do like a little 15 minute one.
ER: I was also looking to do a cleanse, like a one-day reset, because I was in New Orleans eating fried food and I was not really on my workout routine. My friend recommended Kroma and I loved it. I did the one day reset and I felt really clear and energetic and I didn’t feel deprived at all. I’m going to do the five-day reset next week.
ER: I’m scared to tell the truth. Probably, reality TV and sushi by myself (laughs). I feel like between work and having my son and trying to catch up with friends, I’m never alone, so I I’d love to have a little alone time to be with my own thoughts.


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