Q&A with Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek - April 2009 InStyle Cover - Celebrity Exclusives
Photo: Tom Betterton

Q&A with Salma Hayek

01 of 06

What's your number one beauty rule?

Salma Hayek - April 2009 InStyle Cover - Celebrity Exclusives
Tom Betterton

Never go to sleep without washing your face, no matter how tired you are.

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Check out Salma's appearance in the July 1999 issue of InStyle.

02 of 06

What surprised you about motherhood?

Salma Hayek - April 2009 InStyle Cover - Celebrity Exclusives
Tom Betterton

I don't know if it's motherhood that's surprising or that Valentina is so surprising. I am in awe of her-she's very magical. I feel so connected to her but at the same time I discover something new about her every day.

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See how Salma stayed stylish with baby Valentina on the way.

03 of 06

What superpower do you wish to have?

Salma Hayek - April 2009 InStyle Cover - Celebrity Exclusives
Tom Betterton

The power to make people be kind to each other. Actually, I stole that answer from a friend!

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04 of 06

What is your favorite color?

Salma Hayek - April 2009 InStyle Cover - Celebrity Exclusives
Tom Betterton

I went through my purple phase-maybe a bit too much! I also like reds and blues. Right now, I think it's midnight blue.

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Most colorful thing I own: "My rose garden. It's very big so there's every color."
Preferred shoe color: "Black is what I wear the most, but I like boots in a dark brown or a wine color."
Best car color: "Silver. It's clean and neutral but it still has light to it."
Sheets: "White."
Favorite lipstick shade: "I go for plums."
Favorite eye shadow shades: "Browns and aubergine are my pick."

05 of 06

Most colorful character you've played?

Salma Hayek - April 2009 InStyle Cover - Celebrity Exclusives
Tom Betterton

Frida amp#91;Kahloamp#93; for sure. There was a lot of happiness and celebration in that life. Even in her paintings of tragic things there is humor, there's always color. She was full of life.

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06 of 06

Do you follow any style rules?

Salma Hayek - April 2009 InStyle Cover - Celebrity Exclusives
Tom Betterton

I follow them not because they're a rule but because some of them make sense. Like you don't want to wear white to a wedding. You should let the bride be the one in white.

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Check out Hayek's wedding announcement on InStyleWeddings.com

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