Photo Courtesy of Terry Tsiolis/ Total Management L'OREAL Paris Image by: Photo Courtesy of Terry Tsiolis/ Total Management L'OREAL Paris
She’s a fashion muse (Christian Louboutin named a shoe after her—the ultimate fashion accolade) who often dresses sans-stylist for red carpet events and is well on her way to becoming a hair icon. I caught up with Lively in Paris hours before L’Oréal Paris announced she would be joining Jennifer Lopez, Julianne Moore and Beyoncé as one of the brand’s beauty ambassadors.
Julia McEwen: How does it feel to be added to the elite list of L’Oréal Paris beauty ambassadors?
Blake Lively: “It’s such an honour because the women that I’m in the company of are my idols! Beyoncé is it for me and Julianne Moore is somebody who’s not just a remarkable actress, but her persona is amazing; she is everything I aspire to be! Freida Pinto, Jane Fonda... [they’re all] incredible women who are inspiring, all for different reasons.”
JM: Would you consider yourself a beauty girl?
BL: “I can’t paint, but I’ve always wanted to paint. So I use other mediums that allow me to paint, whether that’s makeup, fashion or decorating. Makeup has always been something I’ve loved. I do my hair and makeup for a lot of events because I think it’s fun.”
JM: When prepping for an event, what features do you like to play up?
BL: “It’s always something different. Some days it’s the eyes, then lips, or maybe it’s just golden skin. For me, it’s about an overall look. That could mean I want to be more retro, or go more modern and sleek.”
JM: How do you stay on top of what’s going on in fashion?
BL: “Every fashion week is just so crazy. Once you think you’ve got your look for the next event, there’s another round. I love style.com! I’ll keep folders of [designers] I love.”
Want more inside info from Hollywood? Check out hairstylist Frederic Fekkai's tips for great hair.
|This story was originally titled "Five Minutes With Blake Lively, Actor" in the March 2014 issue. |
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