Katie Holmes' beauty secrets
Sexy, tanned Katie Holmes shares her beauty routine.
The April Allure is finally on newsstands and man, does (tan, sexy) Katie Holmes look amazing on the cover. It's no wonder she's got two major beauty contracts, with Bobbi Brown and Alterna Haircare (she's also a co-owner of Alterna). ("I like that her beauty is very simple," legendary makeup artist Bobbi Brown told me at her Pretty Powerful book party last fall. "She could throw on a little bit of makeup and go out for the evening and look amazing." No kidding.) And as a fellow brunette, I've loved her rich hair color ever since her Dawson's Creek days. Here are the secrets to her beauty routine, as told to writer Judith Newman:
Her desert island makeup product is blush. "As my sister would say, I look yellow without it," says Holmes. Her favorite is Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact, which she mixes with pale pink.
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The skin care she can't live without is the SK-II mask. Amen, sister. The mask (which is also a favorite of SK-II ambassador Kate Bosworth) gives you a dewy radiant complexion like nothing else (not that Holmes needs the help, or anything). "And my face cream — it changes weekly. This week I'm into cell plumping," says Holmes.
Her hair doesn't just air-dry like that. So you can feel better about your own, now. And maybe also try Alterna Kendi Oil. "I have hair that's a bit wavy, but not in a good way," says Holmes. "When you're blowing your own hair out, you put that oil on, and it really helps with the flyaways."
She doesn't wear extensions — but she could, if she wanted. Holmes told Allure that the best trick she's learned from a stylist is "clip in extensions. I don't do it on a daily basis — this is all me — but for a shoot," she says.
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Her favorite workouts are no joke. "Spinning, yoga, boot-camp classes. Boot camp is hard. When I'm in a slump, a friend will text me and ask, 'Do you want to join me?' And I'm like, 'Aaaargh, do I have to?'" No wonder she looks so amazing.
Also, there's her diet: "I try to eat a lot of vegetables. In the winter, it's hard because all I want is pasta and cookies." Me, too! Only, without the vegetables...
And this one is my favorite. When asked about her mother's best beauty advice, Holmes answered: "She said, 'You may be pretty, and you may be talented, but nobody will remember that if you're mean.'" We heart you, Holmes(es) junior and senior!
The Allure April issue is on newsstands March 26, 2013
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