Drew Barrymore: ‘I work so hard to not be the size of a bus’

Drew Barrymore joked karma is the reason why she has to work out so hard to keep herself in shape.The 45-year-old discussed body image during an interview for InStyle magazine, and revealed that she has maintained focus on her diet and fitness regime d…

Drew Barrymore joked karma is the reason why she has to work out so hard to keep herself in shape.

The 45-year-old discussed body image during an interview for InStyle magazine, and revealed that she has maintained focus on her diet and fitness regime despite being in the midst of a global pandemic.

“I eat really clean and healthy, and I do an hour of Pilates at least four days a week. I have to work so hard at not being the size of a bus,” she quipped. “And it’s OK. That is just my journey. That is my karma. I don’t know, maybe I was thin and mean in a past life.”

The 50 First Dates star also opened up on the affect juggling working and home schooling her two daughters, Olive, seven, and six-year-old Frankie, was having on her mental health.

“I felt very overwhelmed at first – and I hate feeling overwhelmed. It was weird to be a mom and a teacher and a provider and a friend. I felt sad for a while that I was all I could offer my children,” Drew candidly shared. “Then I realised that I had to get out from under it. I have so much empathy and patience for everyone but myself, it’s sick.”

The Flower Beauty founder, who shot the cover images for the InStyle spread herself, confessed while it’s been hard taking care of herself during the Covid-19 lockdown, she acknowledged that things will begin to get back to some kind of normality soon.

“In these times you can just start to feel bad about yourself. I began to self-doubt and beat myself up. Then I was like, ‘This is temporary.’ I tell my kids that too. It’s not normal; it’s the new normal. It’s a learning curve, and, hopefully, this is all happening for a reason,” she explained.

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Drew Barrymore raves over drugstore eye cream

Drew Barrymore uses a drugstore product to help target dark under-eye circles.In the latest instalment of her “beauty junkie” videos on Instagram, the Hollywood actress/entrepreneur opened up about her skincare regime and highlighted the Olay Eyes Ulti…

Drew Barrymore uses a drugstore product to help target dark under-eye circles.

In the latest instalment of her “beauty junkie” videos on Instagram, the Hollywood actress/entrepreneur opened up about her skincare regime and highlighted the Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream as one of her absolute favourite formulas.

“If you can find an eye cream that actually has that peachy pigment, it will in itself fight (dark circles). I like to dab it on and then what I’ll do is, I’ll wear this out instead of concealer. I will go around with this eye cream,” she said, before demonstrating how she taps the cream underneath each eye. “The dark circle has disappeared at least 60, 70 per cent… it’s sort of the perfect alchemy of skincare as make-up.”

Drew went on to explain that it’s best to wear eye cream on its own.

“I don’t recommend putting make-up on top of eye creams, it can curdle like cream and a hot tomato sauce, and you don’t want that,” the 45-year-old insisted. “This on its own not only acts as a concealer, brightening and lightening the effect and look of a dark circle, but it is also taming the dark circle while you’re wearing it… I love this – it’s my tried and true.”

In addition, Drew also gushed over the Day Glow Highlighting Glaze from her Flower Beauty cosmetics brand, and Sunday Riley’s Good Genes, an exfoliating lactic acid treatment.

“I just do it maybe once, twice a week. It has this lemony fresh, sort of functional scent but it’s really great because it is kind of doing this amazing polish to your face. Don’t wear this out in the daylight, this is an indoor product,” she added.

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Drew Barrymore defends sharing her expensive must-have beauty products

Drew Barrymore has defended sharing her expensive must-have skincare products in a video on Instagram.The actress and founder of cosmetics and skincare brand Flower Beauty revealed her top luxury picks to her 11.8 million followers for the latest insta…

Drew Barrymore has defended sharing her expensive must-have skincare products in a video on Instagram.

The actress and founder of cosmetics and skincare brand Flower Beauty revealed her top luxury picks to her 11.8 million followers for the latest instalment of her annual ‘Beauty Junkie Week’.

The 44-year-old shared her high-end selections, including one face serum priced at $145 (£116), and defended her selections by insisting they were worth the hefty price tag.

“#Warning This is the expensive luxury product list. The high roller of products. I am talking about a 3 step strategy with them. But any one of them truly stand on their own and are truly worth the money,” Drew captioned the video. “And you can also use very sparing amounts and really stretch them all out for maximum usage that makes them last a long time too.”

The 50 First Dates star begins her morning routine with Christine Chin’s Cell Gold Toner, which retails for $28 (£23), and then slathers on the first of her “really elegant products” – Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Sun Drops, a versatile serum which contains SPF 50 sun protection and costs $145.

Drew’s final luxury skincare product is Chanel’s La Solution 10, a multi-tasking moisturiser made from just 10 ingredients that is suitable for even very sensitive skin. It is priced between $80 (£64) to $100 (£80).

The mother-of-two explained that she uses the trio of must-haves on different days, rather than altogether, as each one is a good product to use on its own.

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Drew Barrymore partners with Walmart on home decor line

Drew Barrymore has partnered with Walmart on an extensive new home decor line.The Hollywood actress first launched a range of cosmetics under the Flower banner in 2013, and has since gone on to expand the collection to include fragrance and eyewear. No…

Drew Barrymore has partnered with Walmart on an extensive new home decor line.

The Hollywood actress first launched a range of cosmetics under the Flower banner in 2013, and has since gone on to expand the collection to include fragrance and eyewear.

Now, Drew has partnered with executives at the U.S. retail giant on a 220-item range of decor and furniture, which will begin rolling out online and instore on Thursday (28Mar19).

“Drew Barrymore Flower Home is a whimsical, unpretentious collection of furniture and decor,” a Walmart spokesperson said of the designs. “Inspired by Drew’s own personal aesthetic – and her ability to draw from every genre, style, and era – these gorgeous furnishings and must-have accents help you create a home that truly feels like an amazing mosaic map of yourself and your life.”

Utilising bright colours and a bohemian feel, furniture pieces include chairs, sofas, and tables, while Drew’s eclectic taste is also apparent in floral print dinnerware sets, glass light fixtures, quirky wall art, bookends, mirrors, and vases.

Items are priced from $18 to $899 (£13 – £685), with pieces separated into three categories; Eclectically collected, Modern tropical, and Vintage florals.

Drew took a hands-on approach to the process, right down to creating original patterns for furniture. The mother-of-two is very pleased with the final result, and in an interview with WWD, insisted that anyone can recreate her interior set-ups in their own homes.

“I love art everywhere, art on top of books and bookshelves with picture lights, and pillows and pops of colour everywhere,” the 44-year-old smiled. “I wanted to create rooms that were very easy to understand, and things are going to go together, but it’s not all one note. I hate one note. I’ve always been turned off by the designer-y look.”

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Drew Barrymore crafted new brush set with makeup master tips in mind

Drew Barrymore designed a line of new makeup brushes to bring master tips from cosmetologists direct to fans.The Blended actress launched the five-piece range earlier this month (Mar19) through her Flower Beauty company in a bid to make flawless comple…

Drew Barrymore designed a line of new makeup brushes to bring master tips from cosmetologists direct to fans.

The Blended actress launched the five-piece range earlier this month (Mar19) through her Flower Beauty company in a bid to make flawless complexions affordable, with a price set at just $13 (£10) for the set.

“I was inspired to create a full line of artistry inspired brushes that feature everything you need to do your full face,” she tells Us Weekly, revealing she sears by the items and uses them in her own makeup routine, especially the the powder brush, which she loves for its softness.

“It’s so soft & fluffy,” Drew gushes. “I use it to set my foundation or, with bronzer, to warm up my complexion.”

The 44-year-old screen star then moves to the Blush Precision Brush to add some colour to her face, using its tapered head to apply blush to cheekbones: “(It’s) a makeup artist’s must-have,” she notes of the tool.

Finally, the concealer brush helps Drew, who has been open about her acne problems in the past, to cover-up unwanted patches and break-outs on her face.

“Its angled, stippled bristles are so soft it’s perfect to blend makeup into delicate areas like under the eyes,” she notes.

To wrap up her look, the actress uses a dual-ended eye shadow brush and a blending sponge before she steps out for the day.

Drew’s new Flower Beauty five-piece brush set is available for sale at the retailer’s website and also in U.S. high street stores like Walmart.

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Drew Barrymore bored of ‘safe’ red carpet outfits

Drew Barrymore has had enough of celebrities choosing “safe” red carpet outfits.The actress has worked in the film industry since she was a child in the 1980s and has attended all the glitziest awards ceremonies in the business.However, in recent years…

Drew Barrymore has had enough of celebrities choosing “safe” red carpet outfits.

The actress has worked in the film industry since she was a child in the 1980s and has attended all the glitziest awards ceremonies in the business.

However, in recent years, Drew has noticed that celebrities are reluctant to make bold statements with their fashion choices, and believes this is out of fear of criticism and negativity.

“I miss the days of Bjork with the swan or Cher and (designer) Bob Mackie. It’s like let’s do this. It’s a red carpet, why is everyone playing it so safe?” she asked during a video interview recorded for U.K. television show This Morning. “I think it’s because we got so into this culture of critiquing people on the red carpet that nobody wanted to be the butt of the joke. I think people just need to not care, not worry about haters or critiques and put on a show, because that’s what the red carpet is for.”

The Never Been Kissed star also refuses to give in to pressure to look young, and is adamant that she’s never had any interest in exploring cosmetic surgery.

“I’ve not been tempted by cosmetic surgery and I don’t necessarily look my best naturally every day, but I don’t want to fight city hall, as we’d say in America,” the 43-year-old explained. “My philosophy when it comes to ageing is, ‘It’s going to happen.’ I feel like I have such an addictive personality too, that if I started, I would be that crazy lady that spirals down the rabbit hole. So, I just know don’t touch it, don’t do it.”

Drew, who owns cosmetics company Flower Beauty, follows a “pretty mild” skincare regime comprised of cleansers, toners, serums, and moisturisers.

“I love a good oil,” she added. “But nothing in the oily T-zone – that’s all toners and astringents.”

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Drew Barrymore ‘really misses’ her thin ’90s eyebrows

Drew Barrymore “really misses” the thin eyebrows she sported throughout the 1990s.The Wedding Singer actress was one of the major trendsetters in the decade, often stepping out at red carpet events in slip dresses, leather jackets, and choker necklaces…

Drew Barrymore “really misses” the thin eyebrows she sported throughout the 1990s.

The Wedding Singer actress was one of the major trendsetters in the decade, often stepping out at red carpet events in slip dresses, leather jackets, and choker necklaces.

However, Drew has now shared that the fad she liked the most at the time was the craze for over-tweezed arches.

“I really miss my thin eyebrows!” she said in an interview with Refinery29.com. “Although I’m so lucky they grew back, because I tweezed them for so many years… I also loved bleaching the c**p out of them – I had a personal stock investment in (cream bleach product) Jolen.”

Another trend Drew got onboard with in the ’90s was the use of MAC’s Spice lip liner all over her pout and then tapping on a “chalky powder” over top in order to create her own matte lipstick.

And while current beauty trends are focused on bold brows and glossy lips, the blonde star would not be surprised if some of her old favourites make a comeback in the future.

“Well, the ’90s was really just ’20s make-up redone,” the 43-year-old noted. “Everything is cyclical, we’re always honouring different decades. We’ve had the ’70s and ’90s, but I can’t wait for the ’60s to return, from Twiggy to Sharon Tate – those eyes! That hair!”

Elsewhere in the chat, Drew spoke about the new launch for her beauty brand Flower Beauty, which is now being stocked in the U.K. for the first time.

The line includes Mix N’ Matte Lipsticks and the highly sought-after Supernova Celestial Skin Elixir Primer, and the mother-of-two is particularly proud of the quality and price point of her formulas.

“I just don’t like alienating people, because I know how it makes me feel and I don’t want anyone else feeling that way,” she added of her decision to keep the range accessible.

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Gwyneth Paltrow chats holistic beauty with pal Drew Barrymore

Gwyneth Paltrow wants her famous friend Drew Barrymore to help her create the ultimate beauty treatment.Gwyneth and Drew both run their own lifestyle brands – Goop and Flower Beauty – and have become experts in the field of cosmetics and wellbeing. D…

Gwyneth Paltrow wants her famous friend Drew Barrymore to help her create the ultimate beauty treatment.

Gwyneth and Drew both run their own lifestyle brands – Goop and Flower Beauty – and have become experts in the field of cosmetics and wellbeing.

During a phone call chat for American InStyle, the actresses discussed their passion for looking and feeling great.

“At Goop we look at beauty as holistic: What you put in your body is equally important as your topical products,” Gwyneth commented. “I feel very fortunate because I’m in a position where I’m able to actually materialise and execute ideas. So for me to dream up and make, say, a clean shampoo with an amazing scalp scrub in it — it’s a very cool thing. But if I could invent something that would help people forgive themselves, I think that would be the best beauty treatment of all time. Will you help me invent that?

“Yeah,” Drew replied. “It seems like it would be the cure for everything. I’d have to come up with the f**king Orgasmatron to match the importance of that.

“I like that. I want that,” Gwyneth laughed.

Cameron Diaz was also involved with the chat as she was with Drew after a joint workout, and shared that she aspired to be like her A-list pals.

And explaining why they decided to call Goop goddess Gwyneth, Drew gushed: “And I like the idea of inner beauty. I’m such a believer in it. So who else to talk to about the inside and outside than you?”

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Drew Barrymore once burned herself trying to curl eyelashes

Drew Barrymore once hurt herself while trying to use heated eyelash curlers.The 50 First Dates actress looks gorgeous, whether she is posing up a storm on the red carpet or promoting her products for cosmetics brand Flower Beauty. While Drew is passio…

Drew Barrymore once hurt herself while trying to use heated eyelash curlers.

The 50 First Dates actress looks gorgeous, whether she is posing up a storm on the red carpet or promoting her products for cosmetics brand Flower Beauty.

While Drew is passionate about trying out new beauty trends, she has now shared that she learned the hard way not to try and heat eyelash curlers with a hairdryer.

“I held the blow dryer on (the curlers) for like 20 to 30 seconds,” she recalled in an interview with Dutch beauty blogger Nikkie de Jager, better known by her YouTube channel name NikkieTutorials. “And then I put it to my eye and I literally like the Halloween cat. I was like, ‘Yeooowwww!!!'”

Nikkie then explained to Drew that her best tip for heating eyelash curlers is to hold them up to a lighter flame for two or three seconds. Then, once they’ve cooled a little, proceed to hold up to the lashes for optimum curl.

“You can do this with a blow dryer but it just takes too long,” Nikkie shared, to which the Santa Clarita Diet star replied: “It’s perfect. Perfect temperature.”

Drew recently met with a number of other beauty influencers, including BeautyyBird’s Yasmin, Griselda Martinez, Heart Defensor Telagaarta and Sona Gasparian, at a retreat in Santa Barbara. She also spoke to Manny Gutierrez about the versatile uses of Flower Beauty’s Beauty Flash Full Face Palette.

“You don’t have to use the eyeshadows for only those things,” shared Manny in a video, to which Drew shared that she uses the brown eyeshadow for a contour.

In addition, the mother-of-two also praised all of the beauty gurus that she had met at the event for inspiring her to experiment with new techniques.

“I have been in a make-up chair my whole life and seen what it’s like to be behind the scenes when people transform with beauty, and these most talented artists here are showing how it’s done,” the 43-year-old wrote in an Instagram post. “They are pulling back the curtain for us all. And teaching us what is possible and how to actually achieve these insane and amazing things that they do!”

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Drew Barrymore lines eyes with lip pencil to make them pop

Drew Barrymore has found an innovative way to use makeup from her new collection, choosing to line her eyes with lip pencil. The actress recently launched new products through her Flower Beauty company as part of a partnership with retailer Ulta, and …

Drew Barrymore has found an innovative way to use makeup from her new collection, choosing to line her eyes with lip pencil.

The actress recently launched new products through her Flower Beauty company as part of a partnership with retailer Ulta, and to mark the occasion, previously unreleased items will be available exclusively in stores.

The Wanderlust Eye Shadow Palette, a Galaxy Glaze Holographic Lip, Miracle Matte Metallic Liquid Lip, and Flash Full Face Palette will all be included, and Barrymore is encouraging users to find fun ways to use the makeup – like she does.

“I’m wearing our lip liner on the inside of my (eye) waterline,” she told Us Weekly, “I use that instead of white, which is usually put there – that can get chalky looking. White just doesn’t look natural there, so I use a nude lip liner – I like a nude, pinky, peachy colour in the waterline.”

She added, “Everything should be multi-purpose – if you have an eye shadow, use it as a contour, use a lip on your eyelids as a shadow. I created this so people can have fun with it and play around.”

Barrymore started the company in 2012 to channel her love of makeup into a form of self-expression. For the star, creating the brand was a way to promote individuality.

“There are so many tutorials and because so many people can create looks there’s a lack of ‘you shouldn’t do this’, and I find that so liberating,” she shared. “I feel like the fashion game on the red carpet… you’re putting yourself out there to get ripped apart and it’s not like that with makeup.”

As for her own beauty evolution, the 43-year-old has few regrets.

“I don’t regret anything I did beauty-wise,” Barrymore said. “I wore eye shadow out to the temples when I was 10 years old and I still love it, I’ve only regretted fashion moments, I don’t think you can make mistakes with makeup. I think it’s all fair game. I’m glad makeup isn’t judged that same way that fashion is.”

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