Lily Collins, who turns 28 today, has a lot to celebrate. The actress recently published her first book, “Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me,” a collection of personal essays about her journey to self acceptance. Collins grew up in the spotlight. As the daughter of musician Phil Collins, she was a regular on the red carpet at a young age–and thus, knows a thing or two about beauty. Here, The Blind Side star reveals her favorite makeup products and best beauty advice, from her favorite self care routines when off duty to maintain her luminous glow.
Describe your look in three words:
Classic, modern, confident.
Medicine cabinet snapshot:
Lancôme Génifique mask, Lancôme Énergie de Vie serum and cream, Kiehl’s lip balm and Ultimate Strength Hand Salve.
Lily Collins Is the Ultimate Hair Chameleon, From Aubrey Hepburn Bangs To Brand New Platinum Blonde Curls
At the Linda Loudermilk Fashion Show in Los Angeles, Lily Collins wore her long brown hair blown out straight. Her makeup was simple: a subtle taupe smoky eye, nude glossy lip, and natural brows.
Collins debuted fiery red hair at The Blind Side film premiere in New York in 2009. She wore her new red hair in long wavy curls, and paired the style with a rosy cheek and pink lip.
Wearing her ombre locks loosely swept back into a middle-parted low bun with a silver metallic smoky eye, Collins looked youthful and elegant at the Teen Vogue’s 8th Annual Young Hollywood Party in 2010.
At the World Premiere of Abduction in Hollywood, Collins resembled a modern Audrey Hepburn with her pixie bangs.
Wearing her hair swept over in natural waves with a dark maroon lip and subtle smoky eye, Collins attends the British Fashion Awards in 2012.
At the Los Angeles premiere of The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones in 2013, the actress wore her sleek straight hair side-parted in a half up do with a burgundy red lip.
At the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Collins wore her hair in a sleek, middle-parted up do with a navy blue cat eye and a nude pink lip.
With freshly chopped locks, Collins looked sleek and sophisticated at the world premiere of Love, Rosie in London in 2014.
Collins showed her dark side with her dark brunette locks perfectly paired with a goth-plum lip at the 2015 British Academy Britannia Awards.
At the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Collins wore her hair in a sleek ‘S’ wave do with a taupe smoky eye and a glossy mauve lip.
Wearing her hair in elegant, soft curls with a smoky cat and a glossy pink lip, Collins looked Hollywood Glam at the premiere of Rules Don’t Apply during the AFI Fest 2016.
Collins wore a tousled, boho inspired braided up do with a playful metallic maroon eye and lip at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards in 2016.
Collins radiated elegance at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2017 with her hair in a braided top bun with a matte pink smoky eye and a bold red lip.
Exuding old Hollywood glam, Collins wore her sleek curls tucked under with a neutral cat eye and a burgundy red lip at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Unveiling her latest do, actress Lily Collins joins the platinum blonde movement styling her locks in tousled loose waves.
A good hair day starts with:
Shu Uemura Fiber Lift. Less is more.
Lancôme Hypnôse Drama mascara, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation, Maybelline clear brow gel, Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge lipstick.
Nails must be:
Essie’s Time for Me Time.
Sheet mask or mud mask:
Lancôme Génifique sheet mask.
Bronze or blush:
Lancôme Cushion Blush Subtil. I don’t tend to use bronzer as my skin is really fair.
Key to beauty from the inside out:
Clean food without too much fuss, quinoa, fresh vegetables and fruit, sushi, dark chocolate, organic oatmeal.
Bodies By Simone (BBS)- All their classes and private sessions are amazing. We do everything from dance cardio to ballet barre workouts. It’s so much fun and never boring. I love working out with girlfriends and making it something I look forward to.
Drink of choice:
At Kreation Organic Juicery, I make my own smoothies. I usually have a lot of greens in mine- mint, kale, spinach and parsley with banana and almond or coconut milk. Sometimes I add vegan protein to them to keep me going longer.
For Lily Collins, There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Shimmer
Lily Colins, was all glitz and glam at the Vanity Fair Oscar’s party, wearing a brilliant blue sparkling gown by Zuhair Murad. 2013.
Lily Collins helped mom, Jil Tavelman, host A Night of Old Hollywood Glamour at The Waverly Mansion, wearing a knitted crop top and a sleeveless suit. 2015.
Lily Collins in Caterina Gata at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund show and tea in Los Angeles, California, October 2015.
Lily Collins in Burberry at the British Academy Britannia awards in Beverly Hills, California, October 2015.
Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad at the Breakthrough Prize award ceremony in Mountain View, California, November 2015.
Lily Collins in Stella McCartney at the Stella McCartney Fall 2016 show in Hollywood, California, January 2016.
Lily Collins in Saint Laurent at the Saint Laurent Fall 2016 show in Los Angeles, California, February 2016.
Lily Collins in Chanel at the Charles Finch and Chanel pre-Oscar awards dinner in Los Angeles, California, February 2016.
Lily Collins in Saint Laurent at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Beverly Hills, California, February 2016.
Lily Collins in Valentino at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala for ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’ in New York, New York, May 2016.
Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad at the Sony Pictures pilot premieres of ‘The Last Tycoon’ and ‘The Interestings’ in Culver City, California, June 2016.
Lily Collins in Elie Saab at the 10th annual GO Campaign gala in Los Angeles, California, November 2016.
Lily Collins in Elie Saab at the Museum of Moving Image salute to Warren Beatty in New York, New York, November 2016.
Lily Collins in David Koma at the Hollywood Film Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 2016.
Lily Collins in David Koma on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, November 2016.
Lily Collins in Reem Acra at the premiere of Rules Don’t Apply at AFI Fest in Hollywood, California, November 2016.
Collins wore Zuhair Murad Couture to the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.
Lily Collins attended the 19th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards wearing a colorful Alexander McQueen dress that is a fresh, sophisticated take on the naked dress. 2017.
Lily Collins prepped for the Academy Awards at the Charles Finch and Chanel pre-Oscar Awards dinner, wearing a classic, black Chanel look and Christian Louboutin heels. 2017.
Lily Collins looked glamorous as she attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing another glittering, sheer feathered gown by Elie Saab. 2017.
Product that you borrow from the boys:
Product that you picked up from the pros:
Oribe texturizing spray and dry shampoo.
A woman should smell like:
Lancôme’s Miracle. Fresh, flirty, and mysterious.
Appointment you’d love to nab:
I always go to the Organic Pharmacy for my facials. Their products are all natural and feel so beautiful on my skin. Every time I lie there, I fall asleep.
When I can’t go out of town to treat myself, I go to the Peninsula Spa in Beverly Hills for an epic massage. It smells amazing and is the epitome of relaxation. Plus their ginger tea is insane.
Interior design magazines.
Best advice from mom:
The quirky things that make you different are what make you beautiful.
Your most searing beauty q:
How do you perfect dewy skin without looking too shiny? How do you perfect a red lip without messing it up over and over again and taking forever?
It’s a huge honor when people tell me I resemble Audrey Hepburn and my mom.
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