Cara Delevingne has opened up about what being beautiful means to her.
Speaking at the launch of Dior’s latest lipstick, Addict Stellar Shine on Monday (25Feb19), the model and actress confessed her belief that beauty comes as a result of feeling positive.
“It’s not just about beauty from the outside; it’s about being happy,” she admitted to WWD. “Christian Dior said he wanted to make people happy, not just beautiful.”
The 26-year-old British beauty, who sat front row at the French label’s Paris Fashion Week show on Tuesday, is the face of the new Stellar Shine line of lipsticks.
Cara explained the significance of make-up in helping her prepare for acting roles, suggesting that it “really makes a difference” in helping to develop characters.
She stressed, however, that “make-up isn’t just about being feminine”.
“It’s about masculine and feminine – expressing whatever that is. Pink make-up shouldn’t only be for women, it should be for men – it should be for everyone, inclusive,” she added.
The star, who is also embarking on a music career after recording vocals with producer and DJ Shy FX, continued to note that beauty shouldn’t be exclusive.
“Everyone should have the right to feel beautiful. I do think that we are moving towards that more and more, but no one should ever be made to feel ugly,” she stated.
Cara went on to dismiss common misconceptions that beauty equates to vanity, suggesting that wearing make-up is “part of self-love”.
“Part of doing make-up is…self-care, knowing that you care enough about yourself to express yourself in a certain way.
“Feminine should mean strength,” the Suicide Squad star added.
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