Actress Halle Barry has agreed to release an interview for Stylelist in order to let people know what her beauty secrets are. The 45-year-old star discusses everything from complexion, to makeup and hairstyles in the new issue of the magazine.
Halle Barry always surprises stylists with the choices she makes on the Red Carpet, not to mention her flawless complexion and enviable body. The actress doesn’t usually speak about her beauty routine, but this time, she spoke with reporters at Stylelist and revealed her secrets to her fans.
Speaking about her complexion, Barry confessed that she got all the good genes from her father who has a perfect skin. In fact, the “New Year’s Eve” star thinks genetics is the main factor influencing one person’s complexion. The way we treat ourselves and the self-destructive habits we adopt, such as, drinking, smoking or doing drugs also influences the look of our skin.
Given that Halle Barry doesn’t have skin issues, she usually likes to wear very little makeup. Her five-minute make up routine presupposes only two ingredients: face powder and lipstick. She uses face powder because her skin tends to become shiny during the day and lipstick because the actress has the habit of chewing her lips. Just Bitten Kissable in Honey is the product that Barry usually uses for her lips because it is moisturizing.
When it comes to her hair, Barry prefers to wear it short because it seems like the perfect choice for her. She cut her long tresses for the first time when she first started acting at 18 or 19 years old. She made the decision because all the other girls auditioning for roles had long hair and she had to be different in order to stand out. The trick worked as two weeks later Halle received her first part in a movie.
Barry is currently engaged with actor Olivier Martinez and she has a daughter, Nahla, with former fiancé, French-Canadian model Gabriel Aubry. The actress hopes to help her daughter embrace “all of who she is”, given that her parents come from different cultures.