by Susannah Taylor, Glamour, May 2004.
Daughter of a rock god, princess of Lord of The
Rings and queen of Givenchy... Liv Tyler reveals
her beauty secrets to Susannah Taylor.
Liv Tyler has a special aura.
Not the misty Amen-like
haze she had in the Lord of
the Rings, but a mixture at skin-glowing
radiance, fabulous chic and
relaxed cool that turns heads. When
we meet, she's paired a chocolate
brown trench with bare legs and
cute ballet pumps. Her waist-length
locks are tied in a loose ponytail
and her beautiful lace is dewy-skinned
and lightly made-up - no
wonder she's the figurehead for
Givenchy's new Le MakeUp range.
In shops this month, it features
fresh colours and light, skin-perfecting
textures in seriously sexy
packaging - which is why Liv's the
ideal woman to put a modern twist
on this classic French brand.
Liv's make-up dos and don'ts
We sneaked a peek inside Ms Tyler's handbag.
1 Do nourish your lips
"I can't live without my lip salve."
2 Do carry a lipstick
"If I'm in a rush I can pat it on my lips and cheeks."
3 Don't let spots show
"It's the one thing I'm vain about!
I keep a tiny brush in my purse with
cover-up on it at all limes!"
4 Do define your lashes
"With a little lip and some
mascara on, I'm done for daytime."
Liv's skincare standards
"I'm a total product whore!" laughs Liv. "My mother, grandmother and
father taught me about looking after my skin from a very young age.
When you’re traveling as much as I do, you have to look after it."
1 Do cleanse, tone and moisturise
- always! "I'm obsessed with
skincare. Dom Monaghan
(hobbit Merry in the Lord of the
Rings) looked a bit tired on our
press tour so I put a head band
on him and put scrubs, masks
and serums on him. He looked
much better afterwards!"
2 Do use face masks
"I go to Mario
Badescu in NY for facials.
Their face masks are great and
I always have them with me."
3 Don't over - moisturise
"Heavier creams sometimes overlode my
skin and I'll start breaking out. You need to let
your skin breathe, especially at night."
4 Do stay healthy
"I always eat well and
take vitamins - when I eat loads of fruit,
salad and veg my pores look smaller and my
skin more beautiful. I don't agree with high protein diets like
Atkins - loads at oil comes out of your skin. Yuck!"
Liv's hair habits
"I'm really simple with
my hair," says Liv. "I'm
very lucky with it."
1 Don‘t use too much product
"The only product
I always use is Frizz-Ease Lite
Formula Hair Serum to stop it going fluffy."
2 Do deep condition
"I like my hair to feel really
soft, so I always use Original
is a lifes-saving conditioner
- then I just tie it back."
3 Don't do an '80s perm
"I had a horrid spiral perm
in the '80s when I was 13. They
did my bangs [fringe] as well - big mistake!"
4 Do take others' advice
"On a big night it's interesting
to get others' advice on the way you look so you don't
start to always look the same."
Liv’s guide to the body beautiful
"I find that if I exercise (which I always do) I feel a
lot calmer and better able to cope with stress."
1 Do plenty of Pilates
"I've been doing a lot of Pilates
always makes me
feel really long and
I don't really like
the feeling of
going to a huge
gym and running
around for ages
like a hamster
on a wheel!"
2 Do indulge in a spa
"I love going to
spas but in London
I have only ever
been to The
Sanctuary in Covent
I used to swim
naked there when
it was empty as
it was 3 'chicks
3 Don't get craggy skin
"I like to
I actually like
that have a
baby powder or
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