actress and ‘Bond’ girl Gemma Arterton is
down-to-earth yet beautiful and when she’s on the red carpet, she always looks
stunning. Preferring to place an emphasis on her eyes, she loves a dramatic
eyeliner or smoky makeup for big events. When it comes to looking after her
skin, Gemma has picked up some top tips to keep her visage looking youthful and
fresh, and her biggest secret is a special collagen cream that she frequently
applies to her face. She also loves natural oils and loves retro inspired
She Uses Collagen
restores her collagen with a special cream: “I use collagen cream. This is a
really recent thing, like in the last six months. My facialist
told me that when you’re around 25, you stop making collagen — or the
production slows down. Collagen is what keeps your skin plump. I use this cream
that’s pure collagen, like a sea-based collagen, and I put it on. It’s like
favourite oil is one Lady Gaga loves too: "Almond oil, I love that stuff.
I learned that secret from Lady Gaga. I thought, ‘If Lady Gaga can do it, I can
do it.' No [I'm not friends with her] I wish! I’ve never met her."
She Focuses on
She likes to
make a statement with eye makeup: ''I tend to choose eyes over lips when it
comes to red-carpet make-up. I like this look - it's very dramatic and reminds
me of Italian actresses in the 50s and 60s, it's a bit Sophia Loren.''
She Likes Light
light foundations so her freckles are still visible: ''I don't like heavy
foundations that cover my freckles. I wear Le Teint Touche Eclat because it gives me
a luminous glow.''
She Isn’t a
concerned with being completely perfect: "There’s a beauty in something
that’s not quite perfect sometimes – the accident of it being a bit raw –
there’s a real charm in that."