A WNBA Star on Why She Chooses to Wear Makeup on the Court



"The sky's the limit," former Indiana Fever coach Lin Dunn once said of the team's top draft pick Jeanette Pohlen-Mavunga, who was ninth overall in the 2011 WNBA Draft. In her rookie year, the Fever guard appeared in all 34 games and led the WNBA in three-point shooting percentage. Pohlen-Mavunga, formerly Pohlen, graduated from Stanford University in 2011—where she never lost a home game, went to four Final Fours, won four PAC-10 conference championships, four PAC-10 tournament championships, and was the PAC-10 Player of the Year in 2011. For the past six years, Pohlen-Mavunga has been playing for the Indiana Fever—adding the 2012 WNBA championship to her many accolades.

In addition to being a busy WNBA champion, Pohlen-Mavunga is a self-described makeup, skincare, and hair product junkie. When we had the chance to catch up with her to discuss all things beauty, we learned about everything from professional athlete–approved facial cleansers to managing sweat to Japan's latest affordable beauty secret. Whether she's sinking three-pointers or out at dinner with friends, Pohlen-Mavunga's beauty game is always on point. Head below to see what WNBA champion Jeanette Pohlen-Mavunga has to say on her game day beauty routine, her favorite products (on and off the court), and the best beauty advice she's ever received.