The 6 Beauty Products Ciara Swears By
You gave birth to your second child earlier this year. Did you love your body throughout the pregnancy?
I honestly had fun down to the last second of both pregnancies. I gained 60 pounds when I carried Future [son, 3], and when I got pregnant with Sienna [daughter, 8 months], I told myself, "I'm not gaining 60 pounds again." Then I turned around and gained exactly 60 pounds. Once I'd made it through the first five months, it was like something took over my body and said, "Eat Oreos, eat peanut butter, eat french fries—eat everything that's so bad but tastes so good." I took full advantage and indulged in everything I wanted.
That's love. How has your beauty routine changed, and what does it consist of?
It's super-low-maintenance. I probably only have five to seven minutes to do my makeup and look decent. I think eyebrows are always important, so I start by filling them in with a pencil. Then I use concealer underneath my eyes and on my T-zone and swipe bronzer around my face. I like to give lips definition with liner and put a pinkish nude lipstick on top. Then I usually throw on some mascara, and I'm out. That's literally it for me.
Who taught you your biggest beauty lesson growing up?
Probably my grandma, who's so effortlessly beautiful. She's one of those women who go to sleep and wake up fabulous. She's always dressed to the nines. She never misses a beat—even if she's going to the grocery store. I learned from watching her glamour. She set the standard of always being prepared and having yourself together.
How would you define the word "beauty?"
I think beauty starts from the inside, and confidence plays a huge part. It's how you carry yourself, how you interact with people. I see beauty in so many women in the way they walk in and out of a room. There are many pretty faces, but uniqueness is what I find most beautiful.
You're one of Revlon's newest faces. What was your first encounter with the brand?
Coincidentally, my parents got my name from an old Revlon fragrance called Ciara. My dad bought a bottle for my mom at Fort Hood, and she was like, "I've got the name." So I always say this partnership with Revlon is a big shout-out to my mom because she put it into the universe.
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