Kate Moss Talks New Lipstick Line & Top Beauty Secrets

Posted Thursday February 23, 2012 2:05 PM GMT

With her undeniable fashion sense and that famous entrancing gaze, Kate Moss is, hands down, one of the greatest style icons of all time. The supermodel looks the picture of perfection when she’s all done up, and is equally as fabulous even on her most casual of days.

Recently, Moss was named the new face of MANGO and is also busy promoting her new line of lipsticks designed alongside Rimmel London; a five-shade range called, Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss. So, how does a busy woman such as herself manage to stay so incredibly gorgeous...always?

Recently, the blonde bombeshell sat down with ELLE magazine to dish about her greatest beauty secrets as well as what inspired the lip-popping hues behind her new product line.

On her inspirations for lipstick shades:
I started with the colors I like to wear most—a nude and a fire-engine red. But I also wanted to include colors I would wear on fashion shoots.

Her favorite shade is…:
The bright red, No. 1. Sometimes I go for a really dark one but I pat it on with my fingers so it’s like a stain.

On her beauty must-haves:
I just wash and then moisturize with Crème De La Mer. I always use a liquid foundation. Pretty much any brand will do, just as long as it doesn’t feel too thick. I want a bit of coverage, but I hate looking too made up. Then I usually add some bronzer, eyeliner, and lipstick. I curl my lashes even when I’m not wearing mascara. Though at night, I really pile it on.

One the most useful beauty tip she’s ever learned:
Contouring. The face just looks fresher when you’ve got a bit of bronzer. I use a powder and just sweep it across my temples, cheekbones, and under the chin to make my jawline look more defined.

On her beauty icons:
Elizabeth Taylor in the ’50s and ’60s. She’s the icon, I think. And of course there’s Anita Pallenberg, Marianne Faithfull, and Jane Birkin. All those English rock ’n’ roll girls who managed to look glamorous even when they were a little bit of a mess.

On beauty choices she regrets:
I liked it when I had short hair for a minute, and then I got pregnant and thought, Oh, no, it’s not working anymore—start growing it out. It’s not so good when you get bigger with short hair, at least not on me. I wouldn’t do it again.

On fashion and beauty advice she’ll pass on to her daughter:
She’s only nine, but she’s already a fashionista, so she doesn’t need much advice. She’s got so many clothes. I wish I had half of her wardrobe! I will tell her not to wear too much makeup. You know when you see young girls and they wear foundation even though they’ve got perfect skin? She hasn’t showed much interest in it yet, though. She’s into nail art.

On tips she’s given her younger sister, an aspiring model:
I had lunch with her the other day, and I told her the most important thing is just to be yourself and have fun, and if you’re not having fun, leave.

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