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Up close - Liv Tyler

by Alice Ripman, UK InStyle, March 2012. Scans by Rianon.

The actress shares her secrets on beautiful skin, late-night bubble baths and BFF Stella McCartney.

"When it comes to beauty, I have so many products. I'm always indulging in new creams, potions and makeup. One of my standbys is Creme de la Mer's Moisturizing Cream. I keep it by my bed and use it on my lips and under my eyes - it makes everything so soft"

"Colour-wise, I love girlie pink shades on my lips, either smudgy black or warm browns or taupes on my eyes and sometimes a little bit of purple thrown in. I'm a fan of natural-looking complexions - your face should always still look like real skin."

"Getting older and being a mum. I've learnt what suits me and what doesn't If I'm wearing something very fashionable, I tend to go for natural hair and make-up to avoid overdoing it."

"I love attending Givenchy's fashion shows and always sit on the edge of my seat wondering what's going to happen. I consider Riccardo [Tisci, the creative director] a friend and I go to support him. It's the same with Stella [McCartney]; I am so proud of her."

"As the new face of Pantene, people often ask me who my hair icons are. I can list a million people who have beautiful hair, but one of my favourite references is Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon in The Witches of Eastwick. They all have this huge, fluffy hair. I know it sounds crazy, but I love when my hair looks frizzy. It just looks more real to me."

COLOURFUL LIFE

"I low experimenting with a strong eye or beautiful red or coral lip. I wore an amazing pink shade to Givenhcy's S/S 2012 show and have had it on all the time ever since."

"I have a musk oil that I buy from a little pharmacy in New York and I've worn it my whole life. I also wear Givenchy's Very Irresistible. I have a few perfumes that I like and the majority are lemony and powdery."

"Wow, a blue dress and a red lip. It's a kind of crazy Eighties look. I loved having my hair scraped to one side like this."

BATH, BED AND BEYOND

"I always use Kneipp oils and bath salts. They do incredible eucalyptus and lavender ones, which are amazing to use just before I go to bed. I always spend at least 30 minutes every night before bed in the bathroom, washing, cleansing and applying masks."

"My daily must-haves include mascara, face powder and Givenchy's Hydra Sparkling, which I apply to my lips and checks for a soft flush of colour."

ME TIME

" My grandmother taught me at such a young age no look after myself and it's been ingrained in me ever since. It boosts my confidence and I certainly notice a difference in my skin, hair and everything when I give it a little bit of extra attention. If you neglect yourself, everything just gets a little bit dull and tired."

"Stella [McCartney] invited me to go to the opera with her and I was literally being sewn into this dress as I walked out of the door - they were just finishing it. I had amazing emerald earrings on. A nice piece of jewellery makes you feel like a million bucks. They were clip-on, which always pop off my ears and fall down into the bosom of my dress!"

HAIR HEROES

"When I was 19, I got asked to front a hair campaign for Pantene and I was so excited - now I've been asked to be the face of the current campaign, which is amazing."

"The products make hair so soft and have such a recognisable smell. My current favourites are the Instant Repair & Overnight Protect Spray and Split End Serum; they make my hair nice and silky."



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