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."
"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
"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."
"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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