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."
"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
Very Irresistible. I have a few
I like and the
"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
"My daily must-haves
include mascara, face
powder and Givenchy's
which I apply to my lips
and checks for a soft
flush of colour."
" 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."
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!"
"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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