Jennifer Aniston sat down for an interview with Yahoo last week. The interview was conducted by Bobbi Brown, as in the makeup line woman. The piece is surprisingly long. And deep as a puddle. To be fair to both of them, I think the goal/vibe of this interview was just supposed to be about beauty, makeup, hair and style. As it turns out, Bobbi Brown is a huge fan of Aniston and Aniston in turn kisses Bobbi’s ass. Bobbi starts out complimenting Aniston’s style and Aniston says it’s “just called laziness.” Yawn. You can read the full piece here and here are some highlights:
Aniston’s style confessions: “This is my secret: The trick to T-shirts is I that I usually tailor them. Which is silly, but it works. Or you just have to find the perfect one. James Perse has really great T-shirts and tank tops, Theory is great for T-shirts and basics, and for jeans, I have these Genetic jeans that they don’t even make anymore. I take the pockets off of Hudson jeans, because I like the fit, but not the pockets. Helmut Lang does a good skinny jean, too. And I wear Saint Laurent jackets.”
Aniston shills Living Proof: “Have you discovered the Restore Mask yet? That’s a game changer. I do it every Sunday because I do highlight my hair. The one thing with hair, as we get older, is it doesn’t necessarily react as beautifully as it used to when we were in our 20s, which I never knew. Did you know that, that hair ages?… It loses weight.”
Aniston’s aging secret is Greek genes: “My dad is 100 percent Greek; he turned 81 and he barely has a wrinkle. And neither does my grandmother, who was 95 when she died. But it’s also just water, drinking a lot of water, using really nice good products for your face. Don’t overproduct, that’s the other thing. Getting proper sleep is always important.”
Food/diet: “I have a Greek salad in front of me, but I also indulge. Oh my god there’s a balance. I just had a bagel. I usually give myself bread on the weekends, but really, my body doesn’t love carbs. These days, if I was being super picky, I would love to drop 5 pounds. That is just where I have always been really comfortable at about 110 to 113 pounds. But it is harder at this age.”
Plastic surgery: “There is also this pressure in Hollywood to be ageless. I think what I have been witness to, is seeing women trying to stay ageless with what they are doing to themselves. I am grateful to learn from their mistakes, because I am not injecting s**t into my face. No honestly, I see them and my heart breaks. I think, ‘Oh god if you only know how much older you look.’ They are trying to stop the clock and all you can see is an insecure person who won’t let themselves just age. I also have a fiancé who will put a gun to my head if I touch my face in any way.”
Aniston does lasers: “There are also so many things that women can do today with technology in terms of LED light therapy, good lasers that tighten the muscles, and massages for your face—and don’t forget great creams. I think that’s the route to go. I also understand that age is kind of awesome. I am fortunate enough to know women like Gloria Steinem, who I think is one of the most stunning women on the planet, and doesn’t touch her face. Diane Keaton, Annette Bening, all of these fabulous fearless women who are flawless, they embrace it! You know, to each their own; I don’t judge it if you do it, but sometimes I wish I could beg the people I know, who I am very near and dear to, to not touch their face.”
First of all, she’s totally talking about Courteney Cox, correct? Aniston brings it up twice – that there are women close to her that she wishes would stop messing with their faces. I’m thinking it’s Courtney. Because what other woman close to Aniston really messes with her face? For all of her faults, Chelsea Handler does not Botox. Neither does Jennifer Meyer. It’s totally CC. Aniston judges CC’s face (as do we all).
As for: “I also have a fiancé; who will put a gun to my head if I touch my face in any way…” Gurl, has he seen your original nose? But I guess that doesn’t count if it happened before him? And she’s confessed to doing Botox once or twice, but she’s never been all Nicole Kidman about it. One theory I have though – she’s gotten collagen lip injections on-and-off for the past five years. Nothing crazy, nothing overboard, but it’s just something I’ve noticed.
Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News, FameFlynet & FAMEFLYNET/AKM-GSI.