Julianne Moore Red Carpet Secrets
Julianne Moore looks like a natural beauty – even on the red carpet. But the Suburbicon star, who was in Toronto for its screening at the TIFF 2017, is the first to admit that it’s a team effort, name dropping designers, like Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, her makeup artist Elaine Offers and Marcus Francis, her mane man. And while we may not have access to a beauty entourage, we can steal some of her (and their) tricks. At a L’Oréal press conference The Adelaide Hotel in Toronto, Moore shared her beauty secrets, both for the red carpet and – in her words – “real life.”
Julianne Moore Red Carpet Secrets: Fight off oxidative stress
Sun damage causes premature aging, and at 56, Moore is all about preventing the side effects of sun exposure with SPF. “Since I was 23 I’ve worn a moisturizer with sunscreen in it,” she says. “I know it sounds so boring but it makes a difference. I feel that sunscreens by themselves can feel kind of thick or occlusive. Or sometimes they have that ‘powdery’ thing. I don’t like that. But if you have a moisturizer, like L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal, or something, that has a sunscreen in it, it’s easy to put on every single day. That I do.” She does admit that her freckles do come through on her arms (often at TIFF because the festival happens at the end of summer). But you won’t see age spots on her face.
Julianne Moore Red Carpet Secrets: Treat your skin to a professional
Facials aren’t only fun and really relaxing, but for Moore, a skin treatment before hitting the red carpet is worth it. “There’s a woman in New York who I see for facials named Joanna Vargas,” Moore says at the conference. “And her techniques seem to work for my skin.” Vargas has a reputation for cutting-edge skin care technology, which includes radio frequency, microneedling and LED light beds and she encourages clients to regularly do moisturizing sheet masks.