Rachel Bilson talked to PopSugar about her new gig as the spokesperson for ChapStick Total Hydration lip product.
Here is the complete interview:
POPSUGAR: Which Total Hydration Chapstick is your favorite? Is there a flavor you would recommend people to try?
Rachel Bilson: I love the vanilla. I’m a vanilla kind of girl and it really keeps your lips hydrated and moisturized, especially for Valentine’s Day.
PS: Speaking of Valentine’s Day, do you have any date-night style advice for those celebrating?
RB: All of my things include a little person now. We’re a little more cozy than glammed up you can say. I think for Valentine’s Day, less is more. Some girls might like to break out lingerie. That would be nice for the men, but as far as getting ready for a date, low-key is my go-to.
PS: What’s your beauty routine like and has that changed drastically since having your daughter?
RB: I’ve always been low-key and it’s gotten even lower since having a child. I am definitely the ChapStick and mascara kind of girl. When I pull both of those together, it’s quite an achievement.
PS: Do you have any makeup or skin care staples you can’t live without?
RB: The ChapStick Total Hydration is a staple for me and also the Chanel mascara. They used to make it in this blue color — it didn’t really look blue, only in a certain light — but they discontinued it, which is a bummer. Now I am using the Chanel mascara in black and what’s little left of the blue.
PS: The ingredients in the Total Hydration line are 100 percent natural. Is that something you look for in your products?
RB: Yes, especially since becoming a mom, you’re just way more aware of what you put on your body and what you’re exposing your baby to. I love that the product is 100 percent natural.
PS: Throwing it back to the The O.C. days, did you learn any fun beauty hacks from the girls or makeup artists?
RB: It’s funny, my makeup artist [Joni Powell] on Hart of Dixie was the head of makeup on The O.C. It’s like a big family of us that have been together forever. For me, what I’ve learned is that when you load ChapStick on and then brush your lips with a toothbrush it acts like an exfoliator, which is great. I had to do that a lot because I used to apply lipstick on all the time. And, if you have individual lashes on or false ones, after a while you can curl them as a little pick-me-up since you can’t really put mascara on them.
PS: Are you the skin care or makeup type of girl?
RB: I would lean more towards skin care. I am low-maintenance in both areas, so I don’t go much further than washing my face and putting on some cream after. Then ChapStick, mascara, and a little blush.
PS: When it comes to your hair, what types of products do you use? As a California native, you have great beach waves.
RB: I am a wash-and-go girl because I don’t do my own hair often. It’s pretty natural when I am in charge of it. I love the Living Proof line, especially the shampoo and condition antifrizz one.
PS: Describe your beauty look in one word.
RB: Definitely simple comes to mind. And minimalist.
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