Cara Delevingne has always been a game-changer. Famed for her bold, bushy brows, which almost singlehandedly launched a beauty revolution – and industry – back in 2011, the newly-minted 26-year-old British model has never shied away from using her global status to confront society’s beauty standards. She’s also not limiting herself to her looks, and took a temporary step back from modeling in 2015 to make the movie Paper Towns. Last year, she added novelist to her bio when she co-wrote her debut book, the young adult novel Mirror, Mirror, and she’s set to return to the big screen later this year in Life in a Year, opposite Jaden Smith. She shaved her head to play the role of a cancer patient, penning the statement: “The more we embrace who we are as people and rely less on our physical attributes, the more empowered we become. Beauty shouldn’t be so easily defined. It is limitless.” Her no-holds-barred attitude, teamed with her chameleon style, have attracted some of the fashion industry’s biggest brands, including Burberry, Saint Laurent, and Chanel. She recently joined an elite group of women – Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, and Rihanna – as a Dior ambassador. Delevingne will shine as the face of its latest skincare line, Capture Youth, which is targeted at the millennial market and aims to prevent the first signs of aging.
“My tip is to mix the cream with one of the five serums, depending on your everyday needs. I especially like the Glow Booster Age-Delay Illuminating Serum. It helps if my skin is feeling sensitive while traveling,” she says. With a schedule that sees her frequently jet across the world, Delevingne says that she likes to keep her beauty routine simple. “It’s determined by what kind of work I’m doing that day,” she explains. “If I’m on set, then my daily regime focuses on cleansing and moisturizing as I have to wear a lot of makeup on the job. If I’m on a press tour, most of my look is taken care of by my wonderful glam team as we work from morning to evening. On a day off, my routine is minimal but still important.” When asked what beauty means to her, Delevingne replies, “Happiness, confidence, and individuality. I look up to strong women who are not afraid to make bold choices.” It is a message of empowerment in an industry often dominated by fickle perspectives. As the face of Dior, she aims to sends a positive message about the industry, too. “I believe that beauty comes from within. I advise young women to take care of their minds and their hearts, as much as they take care of their faces and skin.”
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