OH , LILY The youngest Lancôme ambassadress blossoms from Phil Collins’ daughter to an actress and the most recognisable face in the world. By Li Ying Lim.
In 2013, French beauty giant Lancôme welcomed their youngest ambassadress ever. Most often touted as the daughter of renowned singer Phil Collins, blink an eye and you would also think that Audrey Hepburn has come to life. But Lily Collins is more than Hollywood royalty and doppelgänger of the epitome of grace and style. She is the real deal when it comes to taking risks in style and beauty. Surely it was no coincidence that the beauty brand, which thinks her an “illuminating freshness,” debuted Collins in various refreshing takes that ranged from Twiggy-esque eye makeup, dark wine lips, to bold eyebrows. Flash forward to 2015 and Collins, apart from growing up alongside the brand – which celebrates 80 years of beauty this year – is also a tour de force that captivated audience all over the world with notable films such as, The Mortal Instruments, Love, Rosie, and The Blind Side, to name a few. She also joins an all-star cast – Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong’o, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz – in showing off their very own Aura of Youth. So, what is her secret?
She opens up without hesitation. “Sleep, hydration, and laughter,” she pauses, then adds. “Youth is Advanced Génefique.” And that is no understatement. The Little Black Bottle, which has sold over 15 million worldwide and garnered more than 150 international awards so far, is a scientifically proven formula for generating radiance and youth. Years of research have kept fans beautiful and confident.
“I think an illuminating freshness comes from an inner happiness and that comes from an acceptance of self, laughter, and pure joy that only the ones that you love can bring you,” Collins asserts. “What makes a Lancôme woman feel beautiful is an inner confidence and I think an acceptance of what makes herself very different.”
Lancôme Advanced Génefique is available at Lancôme beauty counters nationwide at RM381.60 (50ml) & RM514.10 (75ml).
Collins is the youngest Lancôme face to join the stable of stars
Thick eyebrows make her signature beauty
Channelling Audrey Hepburn’s style
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