Ashley Greene Guest-Edits Allure Magazine!

Sat, 10.22.11 | 7:00:02 am

Ashley took over Allure Magazine’s facebook page as a guest editor from Wednesday to Friday (Oct 19 – 21), and she shared beauty tips and advices, her favorite red-carpet looks, and answered some fan questions! Check out some of the highlights below:

BEST BEAUTY ADVICE:

“The best piece of advice anyone’s ever given me when it comes to beauty is that less is more. Makeup should emphasize your features, not cover them up. For example, rather than a full face of foundation, I just spot-treat with concealer (as Mark’s global ambassador, I recommend their Save the Day Concealer Stick) where I need it.” – Ashley Greene

Wear sunscreen every day. My mom taught me this from an early age. If there’s one thing you put on in the morning, it should be SPF to protect your skin. You’ll be thankful later.” – Ashley Greene

Be yourself. Not every trend is right for every person. When I first started stepping out on the red carpet, I let people talk me into wearing things that didn’t represent me. I learned quickly that when you stay true to yourself, you’ll look and feel your best!” – Ashley Greene

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FAN QUESTIONS

Ashley Greene: “You guys asked me some awesome questions this week! I’m going to answer my five favorites in the comments right now, and the fans who asked the questions will win $200 worth of hair, makeup, and skin care products from Mark. Here we go!”

Jennifer Scott asked, “Do you have any tips/techniques that I can use to make my fine, flat hair have more volume and oommpphh like yours?” Dry shampoo is my secret weapon! Spray it on dry hair, at the roots, for instant volume. Also, after curling your hair, flip your head over and mist with a flexible-hold hair spray.

Rachel Payment asked, “Hi, Ashley. How do you find time to keep in shape? Do you hit the gym, take classes, or just work fitness into your daily routine? Either way, you look great without looking famished!” Thanks! I do try to live an acti…ve, healthy lifestyle. I hit the gym a few times a week. I constantly look for opportunities to switch it up and keep it fun though! Find something to make exercise enjoyable for you, like a great playlist, an outdoor activity, or working out with a friend!

Maretta Barta asked, “What was your favorite of the Twilight series?” I can’t pick one—it’s like asking a parent to choose a favorite child! I CAN say that I’m really excited to see Breaking Dawn Part 1. The first time I’m going to watch it is at the premiere, on November 14, with the fans!”

Laurel Gawlik asked, “Hey Ashley! So I know that your character is basically responsible for Bella’s makeup at her wedding… Did you learn any new makeup tips for the filming? And if so… could you share them with us? :)” Well, our profes…sional makeup artist did Kristen’s makeup for the scene! But I will give you a general makeup trick I’ve learned from being on set…Use highlighter or a light-colored shadow on the inner corners of your eyes. It will really make them pop! And one of my favorite tools is an eyelash curler because it really opens up your eyes as well.”

Denise Smith asked, “Which of your Twilight castmates do you feel you will always keep in close contact with?” Kellan and I were best friends before the films, and getting to experience the amazing whirlwind that is Twilight together made us even closer. After five films together, the entire cast and crew has really become an extended family, so I hope we all keep in touch.

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FAVORITE RED CARPET LOOKS

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The New Moon premiere in Los Angeles, November 2009

“I had a whole different outfit picked out, but a few hours before the premiere, I tried on this Prabal Gurung dress and I knew it was the one! I loved the bold red color and draping at the shoulders. The silhouette was simple, but there was something so glamorous about this dress.” – Ashley Greene

The Eclipse premiere in London, July 2010

“I wanted to wear something fun but glamorous, and this L’Wren Scott was the perfect mix of sparkle and chic. I love that L’Wren makes dresses that women with a few curves can wear.” – Ashley Greene

Ferragamo fashion show in New York City, June 2011

“I felt like we were channeling old Hollywood here. From the hair to the dress to the shoes, this is one of my all-time favorites. The Ferragamo dress is beautiful on its own, but their accessories really completed the look.” – Ashley Greene

Costume Institute Ball at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, May 2011

“This was my first Met ball, and I absolutely loved this blush-colored Donna Karan gown. I felt like a princess. Donna made this dress specifically for me. My stylist came up with the idea of adding extra volume onto the train the day before the event because the Met ball is the one place you can go all out!” – Ashley Greene

At the 2010 Young Hollywood Awards, May 2010

“I loved this Antonio Berardi dress because it was alluring without showing too much skin. I was winning Style Icon of the Year that night, so there was a lot of pressure riding on the dress!” – Ashley Greene

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