The impossibly stylish actress, who can be seen in the upcoming film Welcome to Marwen (out Christmas), has strong feelings about makeup — and she’s more than happy to share them. Here she reveals the inspiration behind her colorful beauty looks, and the products that fill her home beauty closet.
You have such a great sense of style. Do your friends ask you for fashion and beauty tips?
I don’t know if people necessarily ask me for advice, but what I’ve learned over the years is what works for me. I don’t feel the need to comply with trends. I like looking at the collections and trying new things, but I’m not going out of my way to try to be in style. I think hair and makeup are easy ways to update any look.
Do you have a “beauty closet” at home?
Very much so. A closet doesn’t quite cut it — ha! I have an embarrassing amount of makeup. It’s everywhere. But if I have to, I can travel with the smallest pouch of everyday stuff. I recently started using the Augustinus Bader cream; somebody recommended it, and I love it. I use the rich version when I go to colder climates. I wear Neutrogena sunscreen even if it rains. Right now I’m obsessed with Marc Jacobs’s O!mega Gel Powder shadow in Daddi-O. It’s super-pigmented; you just need the tiniest amount, and it will last all day. I’m also loving Pat McGrath eye pencils and Tom Ford stick foundation, which is nearly invisible, even in daylight.