Occasionally, you find yourself in the presence of someone who’s a very particular breed of how-do-you-actually-exist beautiful. We know you’ve been there, because we have too: we’re talking the kind of aesthetically-pleasing face that forces you to abandon all hope of acting cool and instead interrupt them to ask how the hell they got their eyelashes to do that. Basically, all hope of behaving your damn self goes out the window.
Need an example? Take, for instance, when we recently found ourselves lunching in Montreal for L’Oréal Paris’s Hydra Total 5 launch (sorry stateside shoppers—this one’s exclusive to our home & native land), seated juuuust adjacent to Freida Pinto. Again, because we’ve been there before, we know from personal experience that the potential for awkward silences here is high. But luckily for us, it’s not so when you’re with the likes of Freida. As it turns out, Pinto comes armed with razor sharp jokey retorts and unfiltered commentary on just about everything (in the very best way possible). Here’s everything we learned (or more accurately, gleaned from bombarding her with the same line of questioning we mentioned up there) from the actress; from the best DIY face mask, her biggest beauty misstep and for once and for all, how she gets her eyelashes to do that….read more