Ashley Spencer: What’s In Her Beauty Bag


Ashley Spencer is effortlessly beautiful—whether she’s high-kicking onstage or posing on the red carpet, she definitely knows how to nail a look. Spencer has been seen on Broadway in Rock of Ages, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Hairspray, and Grease, and recently finished a run as the sultry Ulla in The Producers at Paper Mill Playhouse.

We chatted with Spencer to get the inside scoop on her daily skincare and beauty routines, how she makes it through the dry winter months, and what makes her feel beautiful.

What are your can’t live without beauty essentials?
I always have Clinique pep-start eye cream with me to hydrate and brighten up under my eyes throughout the day. Another favorite: The Yves Saint Laurent multi-action concealer stick is my secret weapon! Great for under eyes and covering blemishes.

What does your everyday beauty/skincare routine look like? How is it different if you’re doing a show?
Morning and night, I wash my face with either the Kate Somerville gentle daily wash or the First Aid Beauty face cleaner for sensitive skin. After I wash my face in the morning, I use the Peter Thomas Roth un-wrinkle turbo toning lotion followed by his rose stem cell bio repair precious cream for my moisturizer. I also like to exfoliate my skin once or twice a week with ExfoliKate by Kate Somerville. The only thing that really changes for me when I’m in a show is my makeup remover and a good primer. The best product I have found and swear by for removing stage makeup is the Clinique take the day off cleansing balm. It’s the best!! Hourglass veil mineral primer is my favorite right now.

How do you alter your beauty/skincare routine in the winter? Any must-have products?
I like to switch over to a heavier face cream at night. My favorite right now is the Kate Somerville age arrest cream. I’m a fan of Kiehl’s Coriander hand and body lotion with aloe vera and oatmeal. It’s hydrating, calming, and smells nice too!

What is the best beauty advice you’ve ever received?
Drink lots of water and get good rest!! My mom has always said “Put on a little lipstick and you’re ready to go!” As far as lipstick goes, my favorite go to is rouge artist natural N9 by Makeup Forever. Its a great anytime color!

What is a product/beauty trick you wish you had discovered sooner?
Avene thermal spring water or Mac charged water hydrating mist to set your makeup. It saves you from having to completely redo your makeup on a two show day which is helpful. Its a quick way to refresh or reset your look!

What makes you feel beautiful?
I feel beautiful when I’m happy and I’m happy when I’m doing the things that I love!