Catherine Zeta-Jones Believes That There’s No Such Thing as a 5-Minute Face, and That an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Goes a Long Way

The actress opens up about her fitness routine, the best skincare products and more.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, who turns 48 today, has a well-defined aesthetic when it comes to hair and makeup: long, dark waves, a neutral lip, and a smoky eye. And the Feud actress is equally consistent when it comes to her skincare and fitness routine. Here, the Welsh beauty reveals her go-to beauty products, her favorite spa in Italy and more tricks of the trade.

Your look in three words:

Modern, classic, vintage.

Best advice from your dermatologist:

Don’t forget to check your whole body for new and different shape freckles, not just your face, but the bits you don’t look at every day.

Best advice from your facialist:

Don’t pick!!!

Makeup miracles:

Eyelash curler, Kevyn Aucoin Brunette Brow Pencil, Kevyn Aucoin dark green eyeliner, Tom Ford Illuminating Powder Translucent #01, MAC Spice Lip Liner. These are my skincare favorites: Rhonda Allison’s Pumpkin E Serum, Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial, Methode Physiodermie Soft Face Biopeeling.

Documenting Catherine Zeta-Jones’ Signature Hair and Makeup Over the Years

Wearing her hair in soft curls with dewy skin, Catherine Zeta-Jones poses with her husband Michael Douglas in New York in 1990.

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Alongside Piers Morgan at the Spartacus launch party in London in 1992, Zeta-Jones wore a sleek top bun with an exaggerated smoky eye and red lip.

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Attending the A Gianni Versace Book Launch in London in 1995, Zeta-Jones wore her long locks swept back with a mauve lip.

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Zeta-Jones arrives at the Men In Black film premiere in Los Angeles in 1997 wearing her glossy, long locks in soft waves.

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Zeta-Jones stunned at The Mask of Zorro film premiere in Los Angeles in 1998 wearing her hair in an elegant top bun with a glossy, berry lip.

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The actress showed off her natural beauty with wavy hair and sun-kissed skin in 1999.

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Wearing her hair in a sleek S-wave up do and purple smoky eye, Zeta-Jones looked elegant and playful at the premiere of America’s Sweethearts in 2001.

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Wearing her polished curls in a deep side part with a glossy mauve lip, Zeta-Jones attends the Chicago film premiere in Los Angeles in 2002.

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At the Intolerable Cruelty film premiere in 2003, Zeta-Jones rocked swept over bangs with an emerald green smoky eye.

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Arriving at the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2004, Zeta-Jones wore her hair in an elegant up do with a light grey smoky eye.

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At The Legend of Zorro film premiere in Los Angeles in 2005, the actress wore her hair in curls with a purple smoky eye and a satin red lip.

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At the 2006 Glamour Magazine Women of The Year Awards, Zeta-Jones wore a Brigette Bardot-inspired half up do hairstyle.

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Zeta-Jones wore her newly chopped locks in tousled waves at the film premiere of Death Defying Acts in Sydney in 2008.

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At the 37th Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2009, Zeta-Jones sported sleek, straight hair.

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The actress wore a sleek and playful, braided high ponytail with a frosted smoky eye at the 6th Annual A Fine Romance Benefit in 2011.

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Zeta-Jones wore her long hair in loose waves at the Rock Of Ages film premiere in Los Angeles in 2012.

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Stunning at the 85th Annual Academy Awards in 2013, Zeta-Jones wore her hair in polished waves with a natural eye and a nude lip.

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At the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala in 2014, Zeta-Jones wore her softly tousled curls swept over with a mauve lip.

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Wearing her highlighted locks in sleek, tousled curls with a dark smoky eye, Zeta-Jones arrives at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2015.

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Zeta-Jones coordinated her red lip to her dress at the AARP’s Movie For GrownUps Awards in 2016.

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Most underrated product:

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream ($22,

Never leave the house without:

Small Mason Pearson hair brush, Charlotte Tilbury mascara, MAC Spice Lip Liner, Marc Jacobs Slow Burn lip color, Clé de Peau Intensive Eye Contour Cream and the foundation. That’s all for now, because the truth is nothing can be done properly in five minutes.

A good hair day starts with:

Kérastase wash and condition.

My hair colorist always says:

‘I promise, it won’t be too dark. Let’s glaze it.’ I am always terrified of losing the limited natural highlights I have in my very dark hair.

Nails must be:

Clean, buffed, and gorgeous, complimented with a color and no chips!!!


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Beauty from the inside out:

Water, maintaining my PH balance, no alcohol and through diet keeping my body free of any inflammation inside and out.

Exercise obsession:

Swimming, tennis, peloton, my home gym and tap dancing.

Drink of choice:

Cold press juice and Kombucha.

Product that you picked up from the pros:

Blend well, Dick Page.

A woman should smell like:

That she is wearing the fragrance, the fragrance is not wearing her.


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Appointment you’d love to nab:

I wish that I could have been one of the great Vidal Sassoon‘s clients in the sixties. That I could have been the first to have a fabulous blunt cut bob, chopped by him.

Spa-cation at:

The spa in Montecatini, outside of Florence in Italy, where they have natural hot cave saunas named Heaven, Purgatory and Hell, it’s the place for me.

In-tub must-read:

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez.

Best advice from mom:

Since I was a child she told me “Always look your best because you never know when you could meet the President of the United States!” She must have been talking about Kennedy.

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