Brooke Burke on going gray and getting ‘vulnerable’ about aging

For Brooke Burke, self-care is rooted in something deeper these days.

While the 52-year-old star’s been in plenty of Hollywood makeup chairs over the course of her career, she tells Page Six Style her beauty routine has taken a “less is more” turn as of late — even when it comes to covering her grays.

“I’m a big believer in self-love, how we meet ourselves, how we speak to ourselves,” Burke tells Page Six Style of how she’s “learned to embrace the changes” in her tresses.

“I don’t think that necessarily means surrendering. I like to think of it as learning to fake it.”

To do just that, Burke — who recently partnered with Madison Reed — relies on the hair color company’s Root Touch Up Kit ($30).

Madison Reed Root Touch Up Kit

“It’s about efficiency … and feeling my best [but] not having to make that commitment financially,” she says of swapping pricey salon visits for the “really easy” fix.

Among Burke’s other beauty essentials? The T3 SinglePass Curling Iron — her “favorite” for “nice, beachy waves” — and the “really great” Skinceuticals C E Ferulic Serum.

A T3 curling iron

T3 SinglePass Curling Iron

Vitamin C serum

Skinceuticals C E Ferulic Serum

But at the end of the day, beauty’s about more than lotions and potions for Burke.

“Because I’m in my 50s now, I know that spirit doesn’t age,” she says. “I spent a lot of time doing that inner work and finding beauty that exudes from the inside out.”

That includes teaching her daughters Rain, Neriah and Sierra — and fiancé Scott Rigsby’s daughter, Lila — “how to brace the changes and shifts and social media.”

Brooke Burke
“Unfortunately, in my business, when we have a faux pas, everybody seems to see it,” the former “Dancing With the Stars” host says of the time she spied her silver roots in a photo of herself. Getty Images for Children's Oncology Support Fund
Brooke Burke and Scott Rigsby
The star’s been engaged to longtime boyfriend Scott Rigsby since 2021. Instagram/brookeburke

“I would like to see people manipulating their personal self-image less so that we can look more like ourselves and less like each other,” she says. “There’s so many little things that we can do as women to boost our self-confidence.”

Adds Burke, “I’m all about being transparent and being vulnerable and also sharing discoveries with women.”