Gwen Ste­fani gets per­sonal about love and makeup; lip­gloss makes a tri­umphant re­turn; and Nuxe’s cult-fave dry oil gets an up­grade.

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In the mid­dle of a large but nearly empty New York City pent­house, Gwen Ste­fani is buzzing with ex­cite­ment. Like most celebri­ties, she com­mands at­ten­tion, espe­cially with her trade­mark plat­inum hair and raspy voice, but she is on an­other level. She talks a mile a minute and never stops smil­ing from ear to ear. She hap­pily shares a video she just re­ceived from her dad of her youngest son, Apollo, re­fus­ing to share some­thing with his cousins.

Ste­fani is here to dis­cuss her new role as REVLON’s global brand am­bas­sador and the face of its Choose Love cam­paign. “Revlon was re­ally smart to choose me, be­cause I truly, hon­estly, gen­uinely love makeup,” she says with con­fi­dence. “I could talk about it all day. I’m not jok­ing. It’s se­ri­ous to me.” Her high pony­tail is slicked back, re­veal­ing heav­ily filled-in brows, lined and glossed nude lips, dra­matic graphic eye­liner topped with smoky eye­shadow and loads of false lashes. “I’d do [a full face of makeup] even if no one was look­ing at me,” she says. “I did do it be­fore any­one was look­ing at me.”

And love is le­git on for Ste­fani these days. “It’s par­al­lel with my life and my ex­pe­ri­ence over the past cou­ple of years,” she says of the cam­paign slo­gan, al­lud­ing to her cur­rent part­ner, Blake Shelton. “I was scrap­ing my­self off the floor think­ing ‘What am I go­ing to do with this mess?’” she says, re­fer­ring to her divorce from Gavin Ross­dale, to whom she was mar­ried for al­most 13 years. “You have to make a choice to turn your life around. And I re­ally did that.”



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