Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie, like her exquisite Eastern counterpart Aishwarya Rai, has the kind of flawless beauty and breathtaking perfection that no beauty secret can duplicate. That won’t stop us from trying, though
ANGELINA’S DIET, EXERCISE, AND SKINCARE
Angelina’s diet consists of the usual staples adored by celebrities around the world: steamed fish, vegetables and soymilk. Fish is an amazing anti-inflammatory and its omega-3s promote glowing, soft skin and silky hair. Vegetables provide fiber and vitamins, and soy milk can help with acne-prone skin and provides necessary minerals and calcium. She often consumes healthy soups, which are a great way to stay hydrated and consume veggies and beans in one go. Angie also tries to avoid smoking many cigarettes and drinking sugar with her coffee.
To stay fit, Angelina likes to switch it up, preferring yoga and Pilates to lose post- pregnancy pounds, and otherwise spending time on the treadmill, kickboxing, canoeing, street fighting, push-ups, and playing contact sports. The best way to exercise is to add variety to your routines, so you don’t get bored and you constantly work out new muscles in different ways.
According to makeup artist Toni Garavaglia, Angelina Jolie never uses harsh soaps to wash her face, applies lotion liberally, and always wears SPF. She chooses Colbert MD Nutrify and Protect Day age-defying cream for her delicate facial skin. She has also been known to use La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Luxe Cream and Lierac Paris’s Aqua-D Multivitamine Tinted Emulsion. Another favorite skincare brand of Angie’s is YonKa, from which she uses the Advanced Optimizer Creme Serum, as well as its Huile Corps and La Baume Body. During her pregnancy, she indulged in products from Bella Mama, a luxury cream line designed for maternity. Clearly, the actress likes to experiment with her skincare products– but she almost always keeps it high-end. Ironically, her most famous feature– her lips– are kept plump and hydrated by the popular drugstore lipbalm Blistex.
Angelina is famous for shunning plastic surgeons and opting for natural beauty, but she does like to indulge and experiment in new-fangled beauty procedures, including derma rolling (a do-it-yourself treatment using a hand-held device covered with needles), caviar-based full body treatments and facials (believed to reduce the appearance of veins), and fraxel-laser treatments.
As for scents, Angie prefers clean, masculine fragrances. She has worn Carolina Herrerra’s Herrerra for Men since she was sixteen. She also wears Bvlgari Black and CREED Love in White.
ANGELINA’S MAKEUP LOOK
Angelina Jolie uses Clé de Peau Beauté concealer to conceal darkness and to “let her skin breathe while still perfecting it”. She also has been known to use Laura Mercier Secret Camoflauge. She follows up with Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup, an oil-free medium-coverage liquid foundation. According to makeup artist Eugenia Weston, Angelina “likes natural colours [and] nude lips. But she never wears blusher.”
“I always wear a little makeup,” a younger Angelina told Vogue Magazine. “Well, not always. When I’m tan, especially, I go natural. The only makeup I always wear– and this is going to sound funny, but my lips on their own are bright red, which I hate– is gray lipstick.” Angelina once informed the press her favorite lipstick was Urban Apothecary‘s “Charm”; she also uses Chantecaille Brilliante Glosses in Love and Charm.
Angelina is famous for her pouty lips and subtle black winged cat eyes. To emulate, prep with concealer, a tinted moisturizer or light-to-medium-coverage foundation, and translucent powder where needed to mattify. The look you are going for is natural and clean– not pancake! Angelina always lets her skin glow from underneath her makeup. You do not need to apply a blush, but you can use a subtle matte bronzer under your cheekbones if you would like.
Keep your lip color simple, natural, and sheer, to allow your eyes to shine. Choose lipsticks and lipglosses in nude, pink, and peach shades. If you’re going for a high-impact, “red carpet” look, choose a red semi-matte lipstick (like NARS Jungle Red).
Angelina usually keeps her eye makeup simple and straightforward, allowing her emerald green eyes to do all the talking. Using a liquid or gel eyeliner, line the upper eyelid and form a wing. Curl lashes and apply mascara.
ANGELINA’S HAIR STYLES
Angelina washes and conditions her hair with Aveda products and uses Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment on her hair to keep it sleek, shining and healthy. The model-actress will often highlight her hair in lighter shades of brown for interest, as seen at left– or dye her locks a rich mahogany, as seen above.
Angelina will often wear her brunette mane in elegant up-dos, teased in the front or back for height, slicked back, or in loose, womanly curls reminiscent of Kate Middleton’s famous hairstyle. If you are looking to emulate Angelina’s hair styles, be prepared to spend some time perfecting the look with a hair dryer, a round brush, and lots of hair spray!
Sources for this post included (in no particular order): Diva Village, Celebrity Beauty Buzz, Perfume Shrine, Belfast Telegraph, Yahoo!, Celebrity Diet Rules, Elle, Beauty Channel, Our Vanity, Examiner, and Beauty and Makeup Tips.