Lily Collins’ beauty routine and essential hair care
In Bustle’s Beauty Detail, we dive into the beauty kits of our favorite talents for insights into the rituals that keep them glowing and the MVPs (most valuable products) they can’t live without. Here, Lily Collins tells Bustle about her new partnership with Living Proof, as well as how she prioritizes self-care.
It is not revolutionary to declare that Lily Collins looks like a Disney princess. On the one hand, she literally played Snow White – in Mirror MirrorTarsem Singh reinvented the tale in 2012 and took on the ingenuous role of Fantine in the recent BBC miniseries on Wretched. So there is Emily in Paris. Type A to the fault and irrepressibly optimistic, Collins’ portrayal of the titular Emily is about as close as you can get to what a Disney princess could look like in real life.
But for all the wide-eyed wonder that Collins regularly brings to her roles, she exudes a much more measured and grounded vibe in person. To hear her say, adopting a down-to-earth approach has been her key to finding balance amid a fast-paced, glamorous – but often grueling – lifestyle that now includes a new role. : Collins was recently announced as a hair care brand. The new Living Proof ambassador. “I’m a less-is-more person in my spare time,” she explains, “because I know the next time I work I’m going to be tested. I feel like a good mantra to remember me is breathe, because I’m always on the go. In that vein, her haircare routine is surprisingly understated; she opts for air drying over blowouts and counts Living Proof’s dry shampoo as a staple.
A low-effort hair routine leaves more room for self-care, a key part of how Collins stays grounded. “I feel like the attention you give to yourself, even if it’s a short time, feeds your insides as much as your physique,” she says. “It’s a really good break in the day, whether it’s at the start of the day or at the end of the day, to just reset.” His greatest delicacy? “I like the heat,” she laughs. “Sauna or steam room! A bath with a candle and hot tea is one of my dreams. I love him so much.” Basically, anything that allows him to “fix and get ready,” as she puts it, is a must on a self-care day. “My husband and I will sometimes wear face masks” , she says. “It’s just the best way to get a result really fast, and it’s so much fun. Some of them are really funny and you can, for example, be an animal or a super- hero!It’s just a cool little thing to do for yourself.
By contrast, when she’s on the clock, Collins gravitates to the opposite end of the spectrum: the more composed her beauty, the better. “When I’m acting, makeup and hair can completely transform you,” she says. “It really helps inform the creation of a personality, a feeling – it transcends the physical. You start to feel differently about yourself. That’s not to say that a good role always comes down to a hairstyle. and perfect makeup; quite the opposite, actually.” When I play characters where there’s no attention to perfection, and you can be dirty and dirty, and you cry, and you’re outside in the elements, and there’s not really a lot of touch-ups,” she says. “There’s something very freeing for me about that, and I can feel weirdly more comfortable on a set like that sometimes because I know I’m not trying to look a certain way or look perfect.” Even red carpets and promotional events involve inhabiting a type of role, in terms of says Collins: “Most often I don’t look in the mirror when I’m getting ready. I trust my team so much. hair and makeup team that we’re just talking about the outfit and the vibe, and then I’m like, “Okay, have fun!” And then I can see it and I’m like, oh, I’m that character tonight!”
But what about when she’s just Lily? In her spare time, Collins gravitates towards anything that can help her feel chic with minimal effort. In that sense, her brand new bangs are coming in strong, and a small dollop of Living Proof hair oil keeps them smooth without weighing them down. “Putting on a messy ponytail or bun with bangs creates a bit more of a look than without them for me, because with them you feel like you’ve done something more,” she explains. “It’s like a weird addition that all of a sudden feels a bit more sophisticated.” When I throw out a few names as examples — Jane Birkin, Marianne Faithfull — she nods enthusiastically, saying she’s “leaning into that French chic stuff as much as she can.” “I’m not saying I can do it, but I try! ” she laughs. “It’s good that the French I do not know whatbut also very beachy Los Angeles – that perfect mix of carefree non-trying, but I did a little something.