First of all, congratulations on working with Almay! What about the brand attracted you? Do you have any favorite products?
"I love their whole approach to beauty. And, I’ve been buying their stuff for years, so it was already a staple in my life. I love their approach to natural beauty. As for my favorite things? In the winter I love the CC cream, and the skin-tone-matching makeup is a life saver."
What's your personal philosophy about beauty?
"I think it’s important to play every once in a while. If you do see something and you’re like, 'Oh, I could never pull that off,' why not give it a shot? It’s there to have fun with."
Everyone is talking about ultra-blonde being the hottest hair color for 2014. I can't help but notice that you're way ahead of the game!
"I haven’t colored my hair in six months. This is all me."
Do you watch the show Nashville? Does it feel authentic to you?
"I do keep up with it, somewhat. There’s a lot about the music industry that it’s kind of like, well, that wouldn’t really happen. And, the characters do go hang out at the Bluebird Cafe an awful lot. I mean, people go there for a purpose, they don’t just go there three times a week to hang out. And, not everybody’s sleeping with each other like they do on the show. It’s not that dramatic."
Are there any spring beauty trends that you’re excited for?
"I love getting colors back. I feel like the winter is all about brown and gray and maroons, which is great, but it’s just really nice when things are brightening up. Actually today I was like, I’m going to usher in spring! That's how I decided on these shoes. I was like, 'Let’s add some color to this.'"
I noticed! I'm loving your orange details.
"I feel like orange makes me look tan. So, I go for oranges or neon pinks or greens — anything that makes you feel like you’re ready for spring."
What do you do to take care of your skin on the road?
"I feel like I am pretty lucky — Almay is really, really wonderful for people with sensitive skin. Mine’s not too sensitive, but I do think it’s really important to get all that makeup off at the end of the day. One of my best friends sleeps in her makeup, and I'm always like, 'How and why would you do that?' Just why. But, she has great skin actually. So, different strokes for different folks I guess, but it’s important to have some good cleansing action."
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