Stunning at 59, Sharon Stone is a dab hand at doing false lashes! here are her tricks
With decades on the screen and some very memorable roles to boot, Sharon Stone knows a thing or two about beauty — both physical and the perception of it. So it makes sense that when it comes to beauty products, Stone, 59, is assured in her choices and organised. For easy travel, she keeps her favourite products in several “road bags”, which will surely be put to good use this year. She stars in Mosaic, Steven Soderbergh’s innovative murder mystery that started as an app and morphed into an HBO mini-series, and she has several films on the docket. Find her beauty picks.
I use different foundations depending on the day. My usual day-to-day is IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream, which is like a heavily tinted moisturiser with sunblock. I have a pool, and I use a convertible car, and it’s good to just slap it on. I also have very spotty skin. For appearances, I might use the Koh Gen Do water foundation. It’s just a fantastic product. I’m going to use it on my next film.
I use a lot of Nars. I’ve been friends with François Nars since my modelling years. I’ve been to his island in Tahiti. Actually our birthdays are just one or two days apart, and we’ve had birthday parties there together. I’ve been using his Radiant Creamy Concealer and Orgasm Liquid Blush. The Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is one of my staples.
I also used to work with Kevyn Aucoin. He came to me one day and said he would do every one of my amfAR appearances, and that’s how we met. His birthday was on Valentine’s Day, and I always think of him then. I wore the Kevyn Aucoin Molten Liquid Lipstick, a metallic high-shine gloss, on Conan the other day.
I just got a beautiful new lip balm and lip powder duo from Chanel. I also use the Sarafine Liquid Lipstick by Anastasia. She really knows how to make lipstick stay put. I had it on on New Year’s Eve, and I got this surprise super-fabulous kiss at midnight, and he did not walk away wearing my lipstick.
I have one drawer with all my road bags. In my make-up road bag, I always have my Benefit black eye pencil. It’s kohl with a smudge stick at one end; it’s almost a nub now. And I have my Tweezerman and these little Colgate Wisp toothbrushes so I can brush my teeth at lunch when I’m on the job.
If I’m going out, I like false lashes by Red Cherry. I learnt to do them myself just this year. Once you get it, it’s not that hard, but you have to devote one several-hour block to figuring it out. It’s really about relaxing while you do it, and you have to learn to cut them to fit your eyes. I measure them from the centre of my pupil to the end of my eye, and I cut off the bigger end. I curl my lashes; I put on a light coat of mascara and a little eye pencil as close as I can to my lashes and then smudge it a bit. Then I lay the lashes on by looking directly into a magnifier mirror.
When you put the glue on, put it on the outer edge where it curls, not just on the ridge. Also, you want to blow on the glue for, like, two seconds before you set it on the skin at the top of your lashes. And make sure your pointer finger and thumb are really dry so that when you squeeze the lashes down onto the lid and then roll your finger off, it doesn’t pull the lashes with it.
I don’t do much in the morning. I wash my face with water and brush my teeth. But when I’m taking a bath or shower, I love Rituals Bath Foam, which I get off Amazon. It’s where I do all of my shopping. After the shower, I like Shiseido body lotion. On my face it depends on the weather. Avon’s Rich Moisture cream is a good product that has never gone bad on me.
When I put on some fragrance, I like Chanel No. 5 (inset) or Kai. There’s also this perfume Dange-Rose by Blumarine that’s great.
DIET AND FITNESS
I don’t eat processed food. I don’t drink caffeine, and very rarely will have a soda or alcohol. But I eat meat and dark chocolate. I sugar my tea if I feel like it. I have celiac disease, so I don’t eat gluten. Otherwise, I just eat like a person — whatever I’m hungry for.
I do Pilates — I have a machine in my house. Or I go to a gym and circuit train depending on what mood I’m in. Or I might put on music and dance my brains out. I’m not the person who will get on a treadmill and stare at a wall.
Also, for me, it’s more about real inner beauty. It’s important to have a philosophy or way of life or faith that keeps you balanced. For me, that has been Buddhism. It’s something that brings you back to centre, and is really the key to serenity and beauty — an internal sense of form and elegance.
I cut my own hair. The first time was when I was with a French hairdresser years and years ago, and I had long hair. He said pull all your hair up and then just cut off the ends and you’ll have all the layers you want. Every once in a while, when I get a haircut from someone else, hairdressers will complain, “Who did this haircut?” But the truth is no one ever likes someone else’s cut.
My colour is done by Kacey Welch (inset). I love her because she’s really good and really fast, and she’s cool.
My hair road bag is always changing. And I always carry a brushable hair spray. There’s also a dry shampoo.
(The New York Times News Service)