Thanks for not holding back, Jen!
Jennifer Aniston just gave an interview to makeup artist Bobbi Brown, and it's a wealth of information!
She talks about the secret to always looking good in clothes, but the best part is when she shares her opinions on aging, and admits that Justin Theroux would NEVER let her have any plastic surgery on her face to look younger!
She even admits that seeing some of her friends get plastic surgery has scared her so much that she'll never do it herself!
Read on for all the juicy HIGHlights!
On her favorite brands: "This is my secret: The trick to T-shirts is I that I usually tailor them. Which is silly, but it works. Or you just have to find the perfect one. James Perse has really great T-shirts and tank tops, Theory is great for T-shirts and basics, and for jeans, I have these Genetic jeans that they don’t even make anymore. I take the pockets off of Hudson jeans, because I like the fit, but not the pockets. Helmut Lang does a good skinny jean, too. And I wear Saint Laurent jackets."
On her hair and hairstylist Chris McMillan: "[M]y hair is usually better the day after; it always looks better with that slept-in look. And Chris doesn’t live with me; I wish he did. I’ve learned a lot from Chris and I have become very handy with a hair dryer and a round brush."
On one of her favorite Living Proof products: "Have you discovered the Restore Mask yet? That’s a game changer. I do it every Sunday because I do highlight my hair. The one thing with hair, as we get older, is it doesn’t necessarily react as beautifully as it used to when we were in our 20s, which I never knew. Did you know that, that hair ages?"
On why Living Proof products are so amazing: "I also love the beach spray because it doesn’t have drying elements in the ingredients. There is no silicone in any of the Living Proof products. That’s the trick. Most other products are great at first—there is that love affair period where your hair just loves it, and then, after a while, it just starts breaking. And you have to wash it everyday because all this silicone attracts all this dirt and oil so your hair feels dirty the next day. That is the thing that feels so great; the products really do what they promise."
On her anti-aging genes:"My dad is 100 percent Greek; he turned 81 and he barely has a wrinkle. And neither does my grandmother, who was 95 when she died. But it’s also just water, drinking a lot of water, using really nice good products for your face. Don’t overproduct, that’s the other thing. Getting proper sleep is always important."
On bad paparazzi pictures and mean internet commenters: "The truth is you just go, "If they get a picture, that picture comes and goes, so who cares?" Then you have 30 mean people who sit at their computers and spend their entire day picking apart and insulting celebrities about how ugly they are just so they can feel better — I guess — about themselves. I don’t understand it. There is also this pressure in Hollywood to be ageless. I think what I have been witness to, is seeing women trying to stay ageless with what they are doing to themselves. I am grateful to learn from their mistakes, because I am not injecting s**t into my face."
On women who are afraid of aging: "I see them and my heart breaks. I think, "Oh god if you only know how much older you look." They are trying to stop the clock and all you can see is an insecure person who won’t let themselves just age. I also have a fiancé; who will put a gun to my head if I touch my face in any way."
On the importance of hydration and using non-invasive procedures: "[I]t’s hydration, and there are also so many things that women can do today with technology in terms of LED light therapy, good lasers that tighten the muscles, and massages for your face—and don’t forget great creams. I think that’s the route to go."
On admiring women who age gracefully: "I also understand that age is kind of awesome. I am fortunate enough to know women like Gloria Steinem, who I think is one of the most stunning women on the planet, and doesn’t touch her face. Diane Keaton, Annette Bening, all of these fabulous fearless women who are flawless, they embrace it! You know, to each their own; I don’t judge it if you do it, but sometimes I wish I could beg the people I know, who I am very near and dear to, to not touch their face."
On wanting the fashion industry to use more age-appropriate models: "I also just read that Charlotte Rampling, who is almost 70 years old, is going to be the face of NARS, I think that’s awesome! I think fashion people need to start incorporating all ages, not just these 20-something perfect people, or not just for anti-aging [ads]. Represent beauty in all ages! You know what I mean?"
We agree! And we think she has the right attitude about aging!
Rock on, girl!
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