ALL ABOUT THE EYE­BROWS

Amanda Seyfried, new mother and Clé de Peau Beauté brand am­bas­sador for the past seven years, gives NINA HIDAYAT some makeup tips

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DRESSED IN A fig­ure-hug­ging mini dress and pumps, Amanda Seyfried doesn’t re­sem­ble a new mother. The petite actress has mirac­u­lously shed her preg­nancy pounds when we meet her in May, only two months af­ter her de­liv­ery. Even though she keeps de­tails of her baby daugh­ter a se­cret, Seyfried is un­de­ni­ably over­joyed about her new “role”. Her face aglow, she says: “I feel the most fem­i­nine I’ve ever been - and the most em­pow­ered.”

The actress has come to Sin­ga­pore to pro­mote the fall/win­ter 2017 col­lec­tion of Clé de Peau Beauté, an ul­tra-lux­u­ri­ous beauty brand es­tab­lished by Ja­pan’s Shi­seido Group. She has been a global am­bas­sador for the brand for the past seven years.

Aged 31, Seyfried has spent two decades in the lime­light. She made her mark on the box of­fice when star­ring in the mu­si­cal Mamma

Mia! (2008), along­side Meryl Streep. She is set to reprise that role in the se­quel next year. The ver­sa­tile actress has also played crit­i­cally ac­claimed, some­times risqué, parts in movies like Chloe (2010) and Lovelace (2013).

On the red car­pet, Seyfried made head­lines re­cently when she wore a cus­tom Ver­sace dress with the word “Equal­ity” sewn on it. She was protest­ing the lack of pay par­ity for ac­tresses in Hol­ly­wood.

Away from Hol­ly­wood, Seyfried lives in a quiet town lo­cated two hours north of Man­hat­tan with her hus­band (ac­tor Thomas Sa­doski, who ac­com­pa­nied her to Sin­ga­pore), their daugh­ter and their dog (Finn).

“It’s funny. Some days I don’t even look at the mir­ror to check what’s go­ing on,” Seyfried smiles. “It’s re­ally lib­er­at­ing. I wake up ev­ery morn­ing and brush my teeth, wash my face, do my skin­care rou­tine, and then I’m good.” We asked the actress about her skin­care rou­tine and shift­ing ideas of beauty. High­lights of the in­ter­view:

WHAT’S YOUR DAILY BEAUTY ROU­TINE LIKE?

It de­pends on whether or not I’m work­ing. When I do movies, I work for 12 - 15 hours a day. If the set is out­doors, I use Le Crème (with SPF emul­sion) to pro­tect my skin from the sun. I re­ally like be­ing out in the sun, but I re­ally need to be dis­ci­pline with my skin.

Hon­estly, I pre­fer not to wear a lot of makeup. I use con­cealer, be­cause I don’t wear foun­da­tion. Plus a lit­tle mas­cara, if I haven’t dyed my lashes. I keep it light, even with lip­stick I dab it off with my fin­gers.

HOW HAS MOTH­ER­HOOD CHANGED YOUR ROU­TINE, AND YOUR LIFE IN GEN­ERAL?

It hasn’t changed my rou­tine too much in terms of skin­care. Nowa­days, I feel like I have a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive on what beauty is. How I feel about it, how I feel about my­self. I used to be kind of ob­ses­sive about my body shape. Now, I don’t have time for that. And I don’t care that much. I have so much more time to be present, and it’s re­ally great.

HOW DID YOU MAIN­TAIN YOUR SKIN WHEN YOU WERE PREG­NANT?

I was kind of ner­vous about what would hap­pen to mine, and if I had to switch up my skin­care rou­tine. Luck­ily, my skin loved be­ing preg­nant and now it loves breast­feed­ing. With Cle de Peau, you trust that you’re do­ing the best for your skin. That your skin will be the best it will ever be. I mean, my skin feels great, even though I just got through a hor­mone whirl­wind with preg­nancy and de­liv­ery.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT CLE DE PEAU’S NEW COL­LEC­TION?

It’s the most colour­ful one yet. It’s packed with Chi­nese in­flu­ences, and I think it’s pretty cool.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SHADE IN THIS COL­LEC­TION?

Dragon Red. I’m con­stantly pick­ing out the red. Ev­ery shade works dif­fer­ently with your skin, and ev­ery sea­son the red looks dif­fer­ent.

WHAT’S THE BEST BEAUTY AD­VICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

Lu­cia (Pieroni, Cle de Peau’s Makeup Cre­ative Di­rec­tor) taught me that it’s all about the eye­brows. When I first started with the brand, my brows were not won­der­ful. So Lu­cia did my eye­brows and I was like: ‘Wow!’. She also taught me how to per­fectly con­tour my eyes with two­coloured cream shad­ows. Over­all, I think I know what look is best for me. I can now do my own makeup in five min­utes.

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