One of our favourite Canadian actresses of all time, Emily Hampshire has starred in everything from David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis to Jacob Tierney’s The Trotsky. Always up for a challenging and exciting role, Emily plays a stripper who gets hired by an accountant to show him around the bedroom in her latest film, My Awkward Sexual Adventure, which premieres at Toronto International Film Festival tonight.
Emily has also been busy promoting Cosmopolis with Robert Pattinson, wrapping up filming All the Wrong Reasons with Glee’s Cory Monteith and gearing up to shoot the horror film, The Returned. Despite her insane schedule, the brunette beauty always looks gorgeous and glowing every time we see her. How does she do it? Emily was sweet enough to tell us her 5 favourite beauty products of all time, that help her look and feel beautiful.
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1. Dermaglow Lip Plumper
“Whenever I’m in Canada I make an effort to go by Shoppers Drug Mart to stock up on Dermaglow Lip Plumper. Not only is it one of the rare “lip plumpers” that ACTUALLY WORKS, (I swear, if you put this on at night, you’ll wake up a lip-size bigger), but you also don’t have to unglue your hair from your lips every time the wind blows. Unlike most lip plumpers I’ve tried, it doesn’t “fake” a fuller lip with gloss and goop; it goes on totally matte –like an old-school chap stick, which is especially great for when I’m on camera and don’t want to look like I’m wearing lip-balm, but still want to have full, moisturized lips.”
2- CARGO Better-than-waterproof Mascara
“I really think CARGO might be selling this product short by calling it “Better-than-waterproof” because I feel like it’s “better-than-all-mascara’s-in-the-whole-universe-of-mascaras.” First of all, and this may be the obvious part, I love how it provides all the benefits of a waterproof mascara. I can vouch for it’s staying power: It held up take after take of crying scenes without ever turning me into a baby-panda. And it does this without the whole having-to-rip-your-eyelashes-out-to-get-it-off part. A big bonus/surprise for me was that it doesn’t clump — it’s totally natural looking — like you’ve got NATURALLY thick, full lashes. AND my absolute FAVOURITE thing about it is when I wear false eyelashes, it seals my real lashes PERFECTLY into the falsies and makes them one unit.”
3- Yves St. Laurent Touche Eclat
“Ok, there’s a reason why this always wins all the beauty awards in magazines and is the top pick of famous make-up artists. It’s truly in a league of its own. There’s nothing like it — even though it seems like every line now has it’s own version of YSL’s Touche Eclat, none of the knock offs come close. It really does translate its name onto your face: It brightens wherever it touches. It’s kind of like having your own personal cinematographer-in-a-brush to light your face just right; to enhance your features and diffuse your flaws.”
4- Glytone KP Kit
“My dermatologist introduced me to this product when I was going to shoot My Awkward Sexual Adventure, a film in which I play a stripper and therefore would be showing a lot of SKIN. He said this would clear up any blemishes on my body and just give me a an overall smoother skin tone and well — OMG that was the understatement of the year! This stuff is a MIRACLE. It was made for people who have Keratosis Pilaris (those red bumps a lot of people get on their upper arms), but you don’t need to have that in order to want to see a DRAMATIC improvement in your skin’s texture and tone. This makes my skin ridiculously soft and smooth (totally clears any bumps from shaving and dry rough patches on knees and elbows). I’m addicted!”
5- Indeed Labs HYDRALURON Moisture Booster
“I just discovered this product in Shoppers Drug Mart while I was shooting in Halifax last month. I was a big fan of Nanoblur and Snoxin (two other skin products from Indeed Labs), so when I saw they had come out with this new Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Booster I was really excited to try it. They make no-nonsense, pure products that WORK without making you pay big bucks for ridiculous packaging and perfume. Well, this exceeded my expectations! I seriously went back the next day and scooped up every last one. This stuff plumped and moisturized like nothing I’ve ever tried before…WITHOUT breaking me out. It “pimps” your moisturizer, foundation or whatever you put on after it. I apply it right after I wash my face, while it’s still damp, and then use my regular moisturizer. I swear I can feel it locking water molecules into my skin.”
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