Actress Minka Kelly is determined to avoid the embarrassing looks she experimented with in high school.
The Titans cast member appears has been named among People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People this month (Apr19), posing without makeup for the publication’s annual issue, but she admits she hasn’t always been so comfortable in her own skin and can always recall a high school nightmare that reminds her she wasn’t always glamorous.
“I wore way more makeup in high school than I wear today,” she tells People. “I did the brown lip liner with the foundation on the inside, a lot of liquid cat eyeliner and my eyebrows were plucked almost all the way off. That was a look.”
“I’ll never do that again,” she adds. “And I’m so lucky my eyebrows grew back!”
These days, the 38 year old has adopted a much more low-key routine.
“I don’t like a lot of fuss,” she shares. “And I’m not very precious when it comes to a lot of things… I’ll do a little concealer under the eyes and a little blush and Chapstick and curl my eyelashes and mascara. That’s about it. And I have had the same nighttime regimen since I was 19: I wash, tone, use a serum and do facemasks a couple times a week. For me, less is more.”
The brunette beauty also reveals she was once a lot more self-conscious when it came to embracing her looks.
“I look at old photos and (remember) how afraid I was to just be in my skin,” she says. “I try to be mindful of that now. And I’m embracing (my looks) more.”
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