One of the most beautiful women on the scene right now, Kate Winslet, doesn't even have an entire army of stylists behind her to help her look her best at all times. In fact, she does her own makeup even for red carpet events, she admits.
In the latest issue of InStyle magazine (quotes via The Telegraph
), the British actress, who is now the ambassador for Lancome, dishes beauty and makeup tips, while also offering her female fans helpful advice for when they're in front of the camera.
The most surprising part about the interview is, one can't but agree, Kate's admission that she does her own makeup, whereas even smaller celebrities use at least one stylist to help them out when they go out in public for red carpet events, and not only.
“I like to do my own make-up. I believe in less is more
,” the Oscar-winning actress says for the publication.
So, Kate sticks by the basic rule of how you can't have more than one facial trait emphasized: it's either the eyes or the lips.
With her, it's mostly the lips, which she likes to cover in bright red. For some reason, Kate rarely goes for the heavy smoky eyes look on the red carpet.
“Glamor to me is about remaining graceful and understated. For example, with very bold lip colors, you can’t overdo the rest of your face,” the star says.
“With a bright-red party lipstick, just go with lots of mascara and keep everything else clean. I love Lancôme’s L’Absolu Rouge lipstick, as it lasts. Unless you spend the whole night snogging, you won’t need to reapply it,” Kate explains.
Of course, she also uses foundation: throughout the years, she discovered that she got better results by using a mix of two foundations instead of just one.
At the same time, she steers clear from powder for a reason she's not afraid to make public.
“I rarely rely on one foundation – mixing two colors can make a big difference. I never use too much powder, only in the right areas [such as the T-zone]. I have peachy fuzz on my cheeks, so I have to be careful with powder,” she says.
In the same interview, Kate says white is the worst color you can wear at a public event because it's “unforgiving” in more ways than one, and reveals how she saves face when it comes to pedicures: with red polish.