Rosie Huntington-Whiteley will forever remain one of our biggest beauty inspirations. Whether the British model, actress, and new mom is perfectly done up on the red carpet or pared down and glowing in that model-off-duty kind of way, she is openly passionate about health, skincare, and makeup (which, as you know, are three things we happen to be all about).
In a new interview with Refinery29, Huntington-Whiteley opened up about her new skincare partnership, her successful career, and some stumbles along the way. Let's just say that even she isn't immune to the occasional face-palm (it looks like beauty regrets really are universal, for better or worse).
Whiteley recently partnered up with French skincare brand Caudalie, which she swears by for her flawless complexion. The first time she encountered its cult-classic Beauty Elixir was backstage at a fashion show. "It was one of those crazy moments where I was being pulled around backstage," she recalls. "Someone was taking off my makeup, and after they were done, they sprayed it on my face. I remember being transported to another dimension almost," she laughs. Since then, she's been a loyal brand devotee. "My skin is, essentially, the canvas of what I do, so it's important for me to look after it the best way I can," she tells the site. "I'm diligent. I take the time to learn about my skin and invest in the best products I can."
But it wasn't always that way. She opened up about her biggest beauty regret, which is, sadly, something many of us can relate to from years past. "When I was 19, I remember going to the [tanning] salon in New York before a big shoot, and laying down on the bed and thinking, 'This is so warm and lovely.' Then I got home and started to move around and felt that my bum was really sore. My butt had never seen daylight before, so it was that milky, English, white skin, and now it was red and raw. It was sore for at least three days—I couldn't sit down—and it took weeks for the swelling to go down." Yikes.
(Note: In case you're going through something similar—it is the middle of summer, after all—you can read up on some of our sunburn remedies).