The Basics: The feistier half of the Bird-Rapinoe power duo, the 36-year-old World Cup champ, who hails from California, is heading to the Olympics with the women’s soccer team for the third time after winning gold in 2012.
Get-Pumped Playlist: “Before games, If I really want to get pumped up, I’ll put on some rap,” she shared with Stylecaster, “but I found that listening to podcasts while I work out is meditative in a way because I can just get into the story and not have to think so much about how I want my workout to be over.”
Self-Care Staples: “For skincare, I use Biologique Recherche Placenta Repairing Serum and Biologique Recherche Crème Dermopurifiante, which is a really great moisturizer,” she told Stylecaster. “I always wear mineral sunscreen, like Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce for Sensitive Skin and Children SPF 50+ Sunscreen because it’s a little less oily and gives a nice finish on the face. Then I use a lot of Vaseline Original Unscented Petroleum Jelly for my lips. I also use it on my hands at night, almost like a lotion. It’s old school: easy and simple.” Her go-to deodorant: Schmidt’s Natural in Lavender & Sage.
Why She’s an Unabashed Olympics Fan: “I’m really pulling for it, and I’m optimistic,” she told E! News back in March when it was unclear if the games would get off. “If it doesn’t, it’s okay, too. But I think it will be a really special thing for the world to come together for the first time in a year and a half and be able to do something like this.”