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Anna Kendrick stars as Cinderella in the latest Hollywood flick, Into The Woods and ever since her Twilight days, we always knew she had talents bigger than playing the classmate of a wannabe vampire. In a recent New York Times article, Anna shared some of her favourite beauty items and because it was such a fun read, we just had to post it here!


Skincare – I do this AKMD foaming face wash, which no one has ever heard of, but it’s awesome if your skin is a bit oily. Then I do the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, which is like a toner. I feel like I turn over a new layer of skin every time I use it. I always end up breaking out when I fly a lot, but I’ve realized the most important thing when traveling is being moisturized. So now I’m using the Kate Somerville Nourish moisturizer. I’m really into lip cream. I have this one by Hourglass; it’s an oil with this gold-tip applicator, and it’s schmancy-schmancy. When you get to the point that your lips are cracking, the price is worth it.

My sunscreen is Aveeno Smart Essentials moisturizer with SPF 30. I hate the way sunscreen smells. It always reminds me of being a kid and all sticky at the beach. This one just smells like lotion.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF15 (RM170)
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF15 (RM170)

Makeup – I use Bobbi Brown foundation — the Long-Wear Even Finish one. I actually blend the 0 and the 3.25 shades together because that’s what my makeup artist did for “Into the Woods.” I would not have thought to blend two colors that aren’t side by side on the color spectrum, but it looks gorgeous.

I’ve started using Nars Contour Blush in Olympia. I was so scared of contour — you see girls on Instagram with that shiny, plastic war-paint look — but this one is so subtle. For mascara, I use Guerlain Maxi Lash. It’s a great mascara and all, but it smells really good, too. It seems silly, but for a product you use every day, it’s kind of a nice touch.


Fragrance – I like to buy a new fragrance for each film. I’ll go out in the city where I’m filming and snap it up. The one I have for “Into the Woods” is Terry de Gunzburg Flagrant Delice, which I bought in London. But the one I’m wearing now is Orange Flower and Lychee by Kiehl’s, which is from “Happy Christmas.” I was feeling nostalgic. That’s the thing about fragrance: Memory is so attached. I also love buying fragrance for special times in my life. Like maybe if I got engaged, I’d buy one.


Hair – At home, I’m using Oribe Shampoo and Masque for Beautiful Color. My hair isn’t colored right now, but I’m still feeling the repercussions from going blond for a film last year. For styling, I use the Oribe texturizing spray that everybody loves. I also use a Shu Uemura hair oil. I put it on before I blow-dry. I feel like hair oils help a lot.

Taken from The New York Times. Read the full story here.

Melanie Chalil
Melanie is a self-confessed hedonist who enjoys watching food programmes, long naps, stormy afternoons and a good cup of tea. Some of her favourite things in this world are wombats and peaceful weekends where the phone doesn't ring. Her ultimate dream is to live in a lighthouse.