WITH katie holmes

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - BEAUTY AWARDS SPECIAL - AS TOLD TO MATHAHLE STOFILE

IT’S NOT EV­ERY DAY ONE SITS AWAIT­ING A CALL FROM AC­TRESS KATIE HOLMES IN NEW YORK, TO CHAT ABOUT HER RE­CENT COL­LAB­O­RA­TION WITH BEAUTY LEG­END BOBBI BROWN. THEN MY PHONE RINGS AND A VERY FRIENDLY VOICE SHARES HER TOP BEAUTY TIPS…

‘the first thing I do in the morn­ing is ap­ply Bobbi Brown’s Hy­drat­ing Face Cream. I have nor­mal skin but, be­cause it’s win­ter here, I can’t live with­out this prod­uct right now. I pre­fer min­i­mum make-up. I just don’t have the face to carry off a very dras­tic look, like dark lips. It looks too ob­vi­ous on me.

My first-ever beauty pur­chase was a Bonne Bell lip gloss and I still like a good lip gloss. Nowa­days, I use Bobbi Brown’s Mas­ter Lip Gloss.

Other beauty prod­ucts I just can’t do with­out in­clude Bobbi Brown Creamy Con­cealer and the Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks, which is a twoin-one prod­uct, so it saves time. My favourite per­fume is Jo Malone’s Or­ange Blos­som and my favourite smell in the world is laven­der.

I travel quite a bit, so I pack a hy­drat­ing serum, a fa­cial mask and I drink lots of wa­ter to keep my skin hy­drated dur­ing the flight. I’m an eye­liner girl, so I would choose an eye­liner over a lip­stick.What I’d like to teach my daugh­ter about beauty is that it’s def­i­nitely bet­ter to be in­tel­li­gent than to be beau­ti­ful. The last book I read was

by Daniel Alar­cón. I know it’s im­por­tant to take time for you­self – to get a fa­cial, or get a man­i­cure, or read that book that’s been sit­ting on my night stand for ages.

I re­ally like Bobbi’s phi­los­o­phy that you are al­ready beau­ti­ful but [make-up] makes you feel stronger and bet­ter. While you don’t want to walk around depend­ing on your beauty, it’s nice to have prod­ucts out there that help you when you haven’t slept enough. Or if you are go­ing to a big meet­ing and you’re ner­vous,it just might be a lip­stick that gives you the con­fi­dence you need. Lip­stick is like the uni­ver­sal equal­izer, ac­tu­ally. I haven’t met a woman that doesn’t love it.

My favourite place in the world is New York, be­cause it’s home. When it comes to fash­ion, I love Alexan­der Wang, Ba­len­ci­aga, YSL, Valentino and Is­abel Marant. It’s ex­cit­ing to be part of the glam­our, but I re­mem­ber that it’s a busi­ness and that glam­our is cre­ated for busi­ness. I re­mind my­self that I have the life I want. I live in the city I want. And I find hap­pi­ness in what I have.’

Cir­cles

At Night We Walk in BOBBI BROWN BOBBI & KATIE PAL­ETTE, R1 025.

BOBBI BROWN POT ROUGE FOR LIPS & CHEEKS IN PALE PINK,

R365.

BOBBI BROWN HY­DRAT­ING FACE CREAM, 50ML, R650. BOBBI BROWN

MAS­TER LIP GLOSS IN PINK

BEIGE, R260.

JO MALONE OR­ANGE BLOS­SOM FRA­GRANCE, 100ML, R1 155. KATIE HOLMES WITH BOBBI BROWN.

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