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It’s no secret that Angela Bassett has been the killing the game, in more ways than one, for years now. Whether it’s the roles she plays or the seemingly effortless way she seems to glow on the red carpet, Ms. Bassett has been doing her thing for decades now, even though you might not be able to tell looking at her physical appearance.
The Emmy nominated actress recently spoke with digital magazine Violet Grey to explain her red carpet routine, share a few beauty and life gems she’s learned along the way and even pose for the camera.
Check out a few excerpts from the interview below:
V.G.: Getting ready for the red carpet is a ritual for many actresses. What is it like for you?
A.B.: My first question is always ‘Is my team available?’ I wish I could do all of this, but everyone has their gifts. Then I just sit there with my eyes closed. If I open them it’s only because I’m trying to get a few tips for myself!
V.G.: What kind of tips have you learned from your team?
A.B.: One thing that I’ve learned is don’t bring your false lashes all the way to the end of your eyes because it will bring your eyes down.
V.G.: How do you prepare for the red carpet in the days leading up to an award show?
A.B.: I try to watch my diet so I can fit into whatever I am wearing. Cut the sugar, the alcohol and the bread, and eat a lot of protein and veggies.
V.G.:Who makes a good date to an event?
A.B.: A friend or a sister. I mean, the husband is always great, but there is something about a girlfriend…
V.G.: Who does the red carpet well today?
A.B.: Cate Blanchett, Penélope Cruz, and, of course, Lupita [Nyong’o].
Do you let just anyone do your makeup? From mismatched foundation to out-of-control eyebrows, we’ve got a few reasons why that might be a bad idea.
Perfect skin doesn’t always come down to genetics. Struggling with problem skin? Your routine could be the problem. Nix those bad habits and you’ll be looking like you’re born with it in no time.
You’re Married to the Labels
Don’t get caught up in expensive products that weren’t made for your skin type, instead look at what’s inside. Foaming and gel cleansers are best for oily skin. Cream cleansers bring moisture back if it’s dry. Stick to these rules and you’ll have perfectly balanced skin in no time.
Getting your eyebrows perfect is a tough job…especially if you’re taking tips from these internet eyebrow experts. Check out these pics of the 15 absolutely scariest eyebrows on the World Wide Web.
Just the Liner
Want thick, luscious eyebrows but you’re low on pencil? Just draw the outline and let people’s imaginations take it from there.
This is beyond revolutionary. Imagine making your own makeup at home. No, we’re not talking about homemade beauty products. We´re talking creating the same products beauty companies sell you in the stores.
A Harvard Business School graduate named Grace Choi has discovered a way to do just that. After a little research she found that beauty companies charge so much because of the array of colors they offer. Stores want to sell the most popular shades, so those are the ones they stock up on. For the others — say you’re into a unique blue eyeshadow — you have to pay a premium to a high-end retailer that can make a profit from selling colors that fewer people are into.
This is big business. In 2012, makeup companies had sales of $932 million. The total cosmetic industry is a $55 billion business.
But anyone can make almost the same makeup, says Choi.
“The makeup industry makes a whole lot of money on a whole lot of bulls—,” Choi said at TechCrunch Disrupt recently. “They charge a huge premium on something that tech provides for free. That one thing is color.”
Color printers, which can be purchased by anyone, and the ink they use turn out to be the same ink that makeup companies use in their products. The ink is FDA-approved. So Choi created her own mini home 3D printer and named it Mink. Mink will sell for $300 and allow anyone to print makeup by finding the color code off color photos on the Internet, reports Business Insider. Mink connects to a computer, just like a normal printer.
Check out the video above for more detail and a demo. Think about all the money you could save. Would you try it?