Ana de Armas is currently one of the most noted muses in Hollywood. Her sparkling emerald green eyes, seductive thick lips, and slanted eyebrows on her round face make her capable of transforming from innocent rustic roles to sharp and seductive charms.
compare to icon Marilyn monroe
When the trailer and images of the movie Blonde were released to the audience, the public was surprised and excited because Ana de Armas looked so much like Monroe. Not only in the hair, makeup or costumes, Ana completely portrays the charisma in the eyes and smile of the beauty icon.
When it comes to character building, the actress explains that “makeup is essential” – and is one of the first things she considers when taking on a character.
“I think it gives you a lot of information about that character. Just putting on makeup makes me feel like that character.”
Every day on the set of Blonde, Ana de Armas spends 3 to 4 hours in makeup. She said the process of preparing for the role was completely different from the Bond girl in No time to die (2021) . Because Marilyn is a woman with a plump, supple body, she does not have to follow the strict diet and exercise routine as when playing the role of an FBI agent.
Followers of scents
Ana de Armas is particularly interested in scents. She carries a lavender pillowcase spray with her wherever she goes because the familiar scent helps her feel safe and makes it easier to fall asleep. Perfume is also a “secret weapon” for her scenes. Although the audience can’t see it, the perfume she uses for each character helps her quickly transform into the character.
When asked about beauty secrets, Ana de Armas always openly shares but always expresses her opinion about beauty from within. She believes that beauty always comes from a person’s charisma, emotions and personality.
“I find a person most attractive when they are honest with themselves. It’s easy to tell who’s being honest and who’s just copying someone else’s style.”
“Less is more” – Minimalist beauty
Unlike Marilyn Monroe, Ana approaches the beauty process with the philosophy of “less is more” – the simpler the better. She likes the “no makeup” look – very, very natural. She usually just applies a little concealer, mascara, sometimes a little more eyeshadow and blush.
“I like things to be subtle but just enough to make me feel awake and ready.”
Ana’s skin care routine is not too complicated. Her favorite products include La Mer’s The Concentrate serum and the popular Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum. The only advice she gives people is to keep skin care products in the fridge. Not only does it help you feel more refreshed when applied to the skin, keeping cosmetics cold can also increase their skin care effectiveness. Besides, gua sha is an indispensable beauty tool of the actress.
Some interesting beauty tips
The actress learned many interesting beauty tips from industry experts. While filming her debut film in Cuba, the costume designer advised her not to lie on a pillow to avoid creating wrinkles on her neck. She also shared that she used to brew her hair with beer and then lie in the sun to have lighter curls.
Although she likes natural makeup, Ana can’t resist the charm of red lipstick. Her secret is to apply a layer of concealer at the edge of the lips, then cover with powder so that the lipstick doesn’t come out. After applying lipstick, she applied another layer of powder to “lock the border”, keeping the perfect lip color for a long time.
Beauty from mindfulness
Whether in front of the camera, on the red carpet or when relaxing, De Armas’ beauty philosophy is always mindful. She uses a meditation app on her phone, to conveniently listen at any time. Before a good scene or after a long day, just a few minutes of meditation will instantly calm her mind.