Lexy Lebsack Getty Images. Her skin is glowing and chiseled; her eye makeup dark and smudgy, yet just shimmery enough to look fresh; and her hair is the most beautiful, balayaged mix of hues, including a spattering of IDGAF nor do I have time to give AF grays.
For an A-lister with years of red carpet and media training under her belt, Parker is refreshingly and somewhat disarmingly down to earth in person. And when you get her talking about beauty? At one point, I almost forgot I was talking to one of Hollywood's biggest stars and not my best friend. Ahead, Parker dishes about her go-to drugstore buys, why she's never bothered to learn how to use a blow dryer, and a major hair revelation that honestly changes everything.
Check it out ahead. Outside of fragrance, what else could you see yourself creating in the beauty world? Or, maybe a natural lip liner, which for me has been difficult to find. I wear it with just gloss and it has a really nice look. And I would probably do interesting eye colors.
When it comes to beauty, what did you love about Carrie, and what did you hate? The head had to tell the same story as the clothes, as the shoes, as the words; it felt like her, always. We have a regular section called secret single beauty behavior that was inspired by SATC. Even a retainer is fine. I also wear Coppertone which I buy at the drugstore, and the Neutrogena anti-clogged pores sunscreen.
I wear that [La Roche-Posay] fluid. What have been your favorite hair looks through the years? Working with Serge [Normant] through the years, I have always thought, 'This is my favorite! I love when he does crazy amazing things on top of my head — but I also love what is seemingly easy and simple. For me, I accept my hair as it is. I spend so much time getting my hair done for work that I often just wear my hair in a bun.
I just wash my hair at night and sleep on it, and whatever it is [in the morning], it is. Have you ever done any elaborate beauty treatments? It could be a [store] window or fabrics I see put together, some young girl on the subway who is doing something different and really looks like herself, my mom, or someone I saw on screen If Stash perfume were an outfit what would it be? Do you remember your first, and favorite, fragrances?
I loved it — it was amazing. Then I would make my own fragrance. There was a store here in Los Angeles called Homebody and I would mix things like musks and patchouli. I wore Bonne Bell Skin Musk for years. Then Lovely , then some of the other stuff — Guerlain Vetiver , some of the Santa Maria Novella fragrances , Daphne Guinness had a fragrance that I thought was fantastic — and then Stash.
The smell when water first hits the street on a warm day. You know how you can tell when someone has just come out of the shower and the door opens and all that humidity with fragrance in the air? Get tons of beauty tips, tutorials, and news on the Refinery29 Beauty Facebook page. Like us on Facebook — we'll see you there!