Ac­tress, mother, fash­ion de­signer, and now the face of Bobbi Brown, Katie Holmes tells BAZAAR how she makes beauty part of her daily life. By Li Ying Lim.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Contents -

A peek into Katie Holmes’s hand­bag and beau­ti­ful life

What is the se­cret to look­ing as youth­ful as you did in your days as Joey from Daw­son’s Creek? Hap­pi­ness, and be­ing good to your­self. Does be­ing good to your­self in­clude get­ting enough of your su­per-foods as well? I try to eat or­ganic when I can – kale, lots of salad, brown rice, tofu, and fruit – and not have too much sugar. Al­though, I do oc­ca­sion­ally go to Shake Shack and Ge­orge­town Cup­cakes. How would you pam­per your­self af­ter a long day? I ex­fo­li­ate, put on a firm­ing mask for an hour, and then take a shower. Af­ter that, I ap­ply serum and so much night cream it looks like I had poured olive oil on my face. Your skin looks amaz­ing. Do you use foun­da­tion? I’ve been wear­ing Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Treat­ment Foun­da­tion. The name of the prod­uct says it all. It makes you look luminous with­out look­ing cakey. This one is great be­cause it’s easy to ap­ply, and doesn’t look like you just had your make-up done, too. You have your own fash­ion line – Holmes & Yang – have you ever thought about break­ing into the beauty busi­ness? Hon­estly, I don’t think I could ever switch places with Bobbi [Brown]. I’ve ac­tu­ally helped some friends get ready for wed­dings and events be­fore, but it’s a lot of pres­sure. I would do it again, though, if there was a beauty emer­gency. What have you picked up from Bobbi, aside from her r great make-up tips? Bobbi is so ef­fi­cient! When she has an idea, she ex­e­cutes it im­me­di­ately. She’s not afraid of any­thing. She takes risks. We can all learn and be in­spired by that. How do you bring more beauty into your day-to-day life? I like to paint and go to mu­se­ums. I love fresh flow­ers, so I usu­ally buy them in the flower dis­trict. I love tak­ing pic­tures of things that in­spire me as I walk around the city. I al­ways feel like a tourist in New York be­cause I’m al­ways see­ing new things. Speak­ing of new things, any re­cent dis­cov­er­ies to share? For so long, I’ve been into nude lip­sticks. I just tried Bobbi’s red lip stain and I love it. It’s like “Oh! I can do this!” As a work­ing mother, you’re al­ways on the go. What can we find in your bag on a typ­i­cal day? Once, when I used to carry huge totes, my friends asked me to show them ev­ery­thing in my bag. It was em­bar­rass­ing. I had two sep­a­rate con­tain­ers of dry sham­poo, Bobbi Brown Shim­mer Brick, a blush brush, a play­bill from the theatre, a script, and an ex­tra pair of shoes. I had to cut back. Now, I carry a smaller bag – with my Bobbi & Katie palette, of course. I try to be a small purse kind of girl.

Bobbi Brown Blush Brush, RM190 Bobbi Brown Bobbi & Katie Palette, RM260

Holmes with Bobbi Brown (left) and de­sign­ing part­ner Jeanne Yang

Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Colour, RM85 Bobbi Brown Buff­ing Grains, RM160

Holmes & Yang Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’13

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