Definitely Didn't Know That 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Star Rachel Brosnahan Wrestled In High School

Maddie Aberman
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From Women's Health

While Midge from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel might be maximalist when it comes to her beauty routines, Rachel Brosnahan, the actress who plays her and a Cetaphil brand ambassador, is into a less-is-more lifestyle.

Here, the actress opens up about her beauty routine, her schedule, and the surprising sport she played in high school.

Power Pout

“My makeup artist, Lisa Aharon, taught me that a bold, poppy lip can make you look awake and alive no matter how dead and tired you feel on the inside. We use a lot of reds on the show, but I’m more of a pink girl in real life.”

Morning Must-Haves

“I have really sensitive skin, so I keep my routine super simple. In the morning I use Cetaphil’s gentle cleanser, then I follow it with Vintner’s Daughter serum. That’s pretty much it.”


Sweat Switch-Up

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“My schedule is crazy, so I try to find a balance between resting and working out. I do SoulCycle and yoga, and I also like changing it up. I got a gym membership to Equinox and went to this class called MetCon3. It’s just as hardcore as it sounds. I peeled myself off the floor at the end and was sore for about a week, but I’d go back.”

Breakout Scene

“We shoot Maisel in the summer, yet on the show, it’s technically fall. So I have to wear head-to-toe wool and a wig in the NYC heat. I’ll be sweating profusely, so they keep powdering my face. Then my skin breaks out. This clay mask has been really
helpful. I get nervous about using purifying products on my sensitive skin, but it doesn’t get cakey or dry.”

Makeup MVP

“I focus on skin care, so I can wear less makeup when I’m not shooting. I typically just throw on some concealer with my fingers or a beauty blender. Once I find a product I like, I stick with it for a long time. I’ve been using this Nars concealer for years.”

Role Reversal

“My character, Miriam, genuinely takes great pleasure in putting on her face each morning. I think beauty in the 1950s was more about making yourself look like someone else. That’s not how I approach it today. I like to look like myself.”

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Strand Saver

“I’m a natural blonde, but I’ve been coloring my hair dark for 12 years. That’s a lot of layers of dye, so I have to take care of my hair. I use the Olaplex mask two times a week, and it makes my locks silky.”

Fighting Smart

“In high school I was the only girl on a wrestling team of all boys. It taught me to find my unique skills and use them to my advantage. I was quick, and that meant I was often faster than my male opponents, even if they were stronger.”

This article originally appeared in the October 2019 issue of Women's Health.

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