The ap­peal­ing in­genue

Ac­tress Lily Collins is the face of a new en­ergy-in­fused lux­ury skin­care line.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - FRONT PAGE - By SAN­DRA LOW star2@thes­

WHEN you’re a rock star’s child, your life is priv­i­leged but it comes with high ex­pec­ta­tions.

It also comes with the pres­sures of grow­ing up un­der the spot­light.

The daugh­ter of Bri­tish rock star Phil Collins and his sec­ond- wife Amer­i­can Jill Tavel­man, 27- year- old Lily Collins knew ex­actly what she wanted to do from a young age.

Recog­nis­able by her sig­na­ture heavy brows and stun­ning hazel eyes, the Bri­tish-Amer­i­can ac­tress didn’t al­ways ap­pre­ci­ate her brows and told Seven­teen mag­a­zine, “It used to bother me – hav­ing big­ger, fuller brows. Now I em­brace them. I’ve re­alised the quirky things that make you dif­fer­ent are what make you beau­ti­ful.”

Collins - whose looks has been com­pared to film and fash­ion icon Au­drey Hep­burn - has three mil­lion fol­low­ers on In­sta­gram and her trade­mark, the eye­brows, have their own twit­ter ac­count!

“In to­day’s world and es­pe­cially in the in­dus­try I’m in, it’s so im­por­tant not to take your­self too se­ri­ously and I hope my In­sta­gram posts re­flect that. I share in­ti­mate mo­ments and thoughts to pro­mote con­ver­sa­tion and to in­clude those who follow me,” says Collins in an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with Star2.

She adds that she “loves in­ter­act­ing with these young women and con­stantly find my­self so in­spired by their sto­ries and pos­i­tiv­ity.”

Collins is known for her role as Snow White in Mir­ror Mir­ror in 2012, an adap­ta­tion of the fairy­tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, co- star­ring Ju­lia Roberts as the Evil Queen. She starred as Clary Fray in The Mor­tal In­stru­ments: City of Bones, a 2013 film adap­ta­tion of the first book in The New York Times best- sell­ing The Mor­tal In­stru­ments nov­els, writ­ten by Cas­san­dra Clare.

Cur­rently, Collins plays Ce­celia Brady in TV drama The Last Ty­coon, based on F. Scott Fitzger­ald’s book The Love Of The Last Ty­coon, which was in­spired by the life of film mogul Irv­ing Thal­berg.

The book’s pro­tag­o­nist Mon­roe Stahr is loosely based on Thal­berg, who goes against his men­tor and head of stu­dio, Pat Brady. Collins plays Brady’s young daugh­ter who is in love with Mon­roe.

“I ab­so­lutely love what I do and have al­ways been fo­cused on at­tain­ing my goals that I never re­ally saw temp­ta­tions around me,” Collins says.

“I knew where I wanted to go at such a young age and felt very sup­ported and be­lieved in. We all have one life and I don’t want to waste any of it do­ing some­thing I don’t be­lieve in or don’t truly en­joy.”

When work­ing, she is up at 4am to drive to the set for hair and make- up, and gets home very late.

“When I have some time off, I love stay­ing ac­tive so af­ter a quick bite to eat I’ll ei­ther go for a run, hike or at­tend a fun ex­er­cise class. Then I may spend the day read­ing a script or hav­ing a meet­ing, and then lunch or din­ner and a movie with friends,” she says.

Collins says she owes a lot to her mum who al­ways en­cour­aged her to go af­ter what she wants and to be­lieve in her­self, and for keep­ing her true to her­self and hon­est.

She has been the face for French lux­ury beauty brand Lancome since 2013 and brings a re­newed sense of youth­ful­ness to the brand.

That youth and ap­peal to gen­er­a­tion Y is ex­actly what the brand is tap­ping on for their new­est skin­care, En­ergie de Vie – a range that pro­vides an an­tiox­i­dant en­er­gis­ing shot of hy­dra­tion.

Why would young peo­ple need en­ergy in­fused skin­care? Ac­cord­ing to a Lancome study in De­cem­ber 2015 con­ducted with YouGov on 3,000 French, Chi­nese and Amer­i­can women aged 25 to 35, half of the women state that they are tired on a daily ba­sis.

While 59% at­tribute it to a lack of sleep, 38% ad­mit it as more to do with mul­ti­task­ing


Lily Collins can do sul­try, es­pe­cially in an el­e­gant red dress and in­cred­i­ble smokey eye make- up.

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