Twilight's Ashley Greene Talks Beauty Shop

NY Beauty Secrets Examiner Gabrielle Long recently chatted up Twilight/New Moon beauty Ashley Greene, who dished about her must-have products, favorite beauty icons and the reason behind her new bob.

Here’s an excerpt:

Q: What is your daily beauty regimen?
A: I started using BORBA products… they’re amazing and leave my face glowing. My daily regimen usually consists of the BORBA: Age Defying Micro Diamond Cleanser, Elastin Fiber Concentrate, HD Illuminating Light Effects Serum, Orbital Eye Rejuvenator and the . To get eye makeup off, I use the Lancome remover. I also use the MAC Wipes to get all the makeup off before my regimen. And of course sunscreen…usually Kiehl’s or Dermalogica. Dermalogica also has a really great “special clearing booster” for spot treatment on blemishes.

Q: Is your regimen any different when you’re filming?
A: It’s a little more involved on set with hot towel treatments and Dermalogica precleanse to get all that white makeup off. We use a lot Dermalogica products…I love the Microfoliant!

Q: Do you like to wear makeup when not filming, or do you prefer to go natural?
A: I don’t really wear foundation…I prefer tinted moisturizer if anything. Usually after the Borba process I don’t need it – my skin is in pretty healthy shape. It’s usually mascara, concealer and lip gloss.

Q: You recently cut your hair (and it looks great!). Was it for your role as “Alice”, or something you wanted to do for yourself? Do you prefer it shorter or longer?
A: Thanks! I cut it to make my hair fit under the Alice wig properly. I didn’t have to go quite so short but I figured it’s the only time I would EVER do it. I’m a long hair girl… I’ve had long hair my whole life. It’s cute short, but I’ll grow it back out.

Q: In your opinion, what makes someone beautiful?
A: I think a lot of what makes someone beautiful is how a person presents themselves. I was talking to someone the other day about how I find French woman so beautiful… it’s something they possess inherently. I feel like when someone has a zest for life they come off vibrant and beautiful.

Q: What are your favorite beauty products?
A: BORBA (all of which I mentioned) and Dermalogica. I love Matrix sleek products for my hair – they work very well for me. Rose bud lip gloss is the best. YSL has a great illuminating concealer. Shiseido you can’t go wrong with either… their tinted moisturizer is great. I also just found this amazing line in Europe called “Becca;” their stuff is amazing… I have to stock up when I go back because it isn’t sold in the US!

Q: Who is your beauty icon?
A: Audrey Hepburn is classically beautiful.

Q: Lip gloss or lip stain?
A: Gloss…and Chapstick.

To read the interview in its entirety, click here.

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The Curious Case of Taraji P. Henson’s Hair

Back in the days of the 2009 Oscars and Independent Spirit Awards, I had a serious thing for Taraji P. Henson’s hair. So when she showed up to the MTV Movie Awards rocking a Jenny Humphrey mullet, I was all, “Oh no she didn’t kick ole Bob to the curb!”

But I have to admit that her new edgy do is growing on me.

And how does she get her hair to shine like the top of the Chrysler Building? I wouldn’t be surprised if her secret shine weapon was Moroccanoil Gold Glimmer Shine. That spray is beyond compare!

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Cameron Diaz Did NOT Pull A Britney For My Sister’s Keeper

In her latest film, My Sister’s Keeper, Cameron Diaz plays the mother of a girl battling leukemia. In a particularly poignant scene, her character shaves her locks in an act of solidarity with her eldest daughter. But don’t be fooled. Cammie didn’t actually pull a Britney. It was just a wig cap and some clever movie magic.

She tells Metro newspaper, “If I shaved my head and my hair was this long right now, they would have me in a lab somewhere. Kerastase or L’Oreal would have already taken me somewhere.”

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