I have to be honest, Lily Collins is probably the most down to earth, the nicest celebrity I’ve ever interviewed. Basically, she’s a total sweetheart. I mean, she remembered my name even after a full day of interviews! Fan girl gushing aside, I had a great time chatting with the 28-year-old face of Lancôme when we were in Shanghai for the brand’s #declaringhappiness event. And of all the random things we talked about, here are the top 8 things about her you never knew about, including her sleeping habits:
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1. She is not a morning person
“I’m usually not a morning person but I’ll get up at 8 or 9 if I’m not working.
2. The first thing she does in the morning is exercise
“I try to be active every day. I work with a trainer doing isometrics and cardio, and it’s all about lengthening, toning and feeling good in your own skin.”
3. She never goes to bed without removing her makeup
“No matter how tired I am, I always make it a point to remove all my makeup at night before I sleep with Bi-Facil. I’ll follow up with the Énergie de Vie lotion, Genefique serum and Hydrazen moisturiser. Skincare is my priority so I take it seriously.”
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4. She believes in beauty sleep
“Beauty sleep is real because you really feel the difference. I’d like to get eight hours of sleep, though that doesn’t always happen.”
5. Reality TV is her guilty pleasure
“I love watching reality TV because they help me unwind and relax. I love Top Chef, Real Housewives and Project Runway.”
6. She indulges in massages.
“When I’m travelling, my favourite thing is to get massages. They really help with jet lag.”
7. She does her own brows
“I maintain my brows everyday. It’s simple, really, I just tweeze stray hairs everyday with a magnifying mirror.”
8. She loves margaritas
“I used to be a vodka girl, but I was at a Mexican restaurant recently and ordered a spicy margarita just because the name sounded cool, and suddenly I was hooked. I’ve graduated — I’m a tequila person now.
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Additional reporting by Lauren Christensen