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My red carpet moments

by Catherine Turner, Easy Living UK, April 2012. Scans by Rianon.

We love Liv Tyler's laid-back, rock'n' roll approach to glamour. Here, she talks us through her top camera-ready looks.

Fab dress minimal hair
"I picked this dress at a meeting with Riccardo Tisci, creative director at Givenchy. The top was completely sheer, so they had to make something to go underneath. I wore it with very simple hair and make-up. I think it's because I grew up around so many models - they just throw on an amazing dress and look beautiful and youthful because they haven't done anything else."

Skin savers
"I was raised to look after my skin by my mum and grandma, who is immaculate. She's 82 but looks about 60. I don't have time for facials, so I take a bath for an hour and put on two face masks. I really like Astara Blue Flame Purification Mask, it has lots of essential oils and really tightens your pores. But there's nothing like a good microdermabrasion sandblasting treatment!"

Stay-young secrets
"Hollywood pressure to look young? I'm lucky, I do have good genes and my dad has beautiful skin so I don't think about it too much, but I'm sure I will at some point. I guess it's coming, so I take care of myself and try to be happy. The feeling of beauty coming from the inside is important. I'm proud everything I have."

Smoky brown eyes
"I only realised recently that brown eyeshadow makes my blue eyes pop when Nicolas Degennes, Givenchy Beauty's artistic director, used bronze and gold, colours I'd never normally wear. Also, smelling delicious is important to me. My first perfume was Ysatis, otherwise it's a little bit of musk oil, then a fragrance like Very Irresistible Electric Rose on top."

Top-to-toe glow
"My red-carpet staple is beautiful skin - I think that's the most important thing. My cover-up trick is to have a small brush and Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage and, like a painter, I just gently erase all the little imperfections. But so much of it is to do with prep. Exfoliation is really important - I scrub a lot, either with gloves or a scrub, over my whole body. I turn the shower cold right at the end. It makes your hair shiny by closing the cuticle and it makes skin glow."

Red lip trick
"When I go to an event, I choose the outfit first then match make-up and hair to it. Sometimes it's a lip, sometimes it's nothing. This was a Kelly LeBrock l980s kind of moment, but it turned out to be a little more Hollywood glam with the hair. I knew a red lip would be amazing with that blue dress."



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