KRISTEN STEWART has perfected the art of “don’t care” beauty – mussed-up hair, smudgy smoky eyes and a general air of insouciance – and it seems the secret behind it is in fact not caring much at all.
“I still really don’t know how to do my own make-up. I do the same thing every day, if I do my own: mascara and black eyeliner. There’s a pencil that you can get at Topshop that’s cheap, so I’ll get, like, five of them… I do both the top and bottom line and then just smudge it with my finger,” she admitted. “If I’m being responsible, I’ll wash my face, but I never take off my eyeliner or my mascara because it looks so good the next day. It’s a continuous thing; I think I’ve never really had clean eyes.”
We’re not condoning this total disregard of a proper cleansing regime, but there’s certainly something to be said for a relaxed approach to beauty – not least for Balenciaga, who has chosen her to front two of its fragrance campaigns.
And her tomboy sensibilities don’t end there – Stewart says that she would say goodbye to her long hair if she gave up acting.
“If I wasn’t an actor, I would definitely do things to my hair. I would cut it more, I would dye it more. At some point I want to do a total boy cut, completely – not a pretty, girly version – like a straight up James Dean haircut,” she told Into The Gloss. “I’m definitely going to shave my head before I die. I will definitely tattoo my head while it’s shaved before my hair grows back… if you looked at pictures of me when I was 14 or 15, you couldn’t tell the difference between me and my brothers. I looked like a boy, fully. I really like extremes.”