Lots of conditioner, clean nails and cucumber juice: Liv Tyler reveals her beauty secrets and gives her granny most of the credit
00:22 GMT, 19 April 2012
She's got the rockstar dad, the famous lips, the legs that go on forever and recently she showed us she also has a singing voice to boot.
But now, actress Liv Tyler has revealed another notch on her belt: her enviable beauty acumen.
The face of Givenchy and Incredible Hulk star opened up about her punk rock mother and 'impeccable' grandmother and how they have influenced her beauty regime over the years.
Effortless chic: Liv Tyler opened up about her beauty secrets and how her 'impeccable' grandmother taught her all she needed to know
In an interview with Elle, the leggy brunette told how her mother, model-turned-singer Bebe Buell, used to pin edgy skull-shaped earrings onto her dressing room wall.
'Very Desperately Seeking Susan,' Tyler called it.
Her etiquette-teaching grandmother however was a real treasure trove of information when it came to beauty care, Tyler revealed.
'She taught me a lot about grooming, always smelling good, and taking extra time to care for yourself, even when you’re being natural,' she said.
One of these lessons was how to run a
white nail pencil under her nails while taking a bath to ensure the
tips were kept clean and bright.
tiny details perhaps explain how the star always looks so effortlessly
striking both in casual attire and on the red carpet.
Like father like… Tyler told Elle that she uses a lot of conditioner but that her hair care was quite different to her father's who prefers to blow dry his upside down
Known for her trademark Tyler pout and thick mane of glossy hair, the actress confessed that she likes to watch the experts and pick up tips as she goes along.
When it comes to her keeping her locks healthy she admits she doesn't try emulate her father's approach to hair care.
'I use a lot of conditioner – like, a whole handful – and I leave it on for a long time. It makes my hair really soft and fluffy,' she said.
'We have really different hairstyles,' she continued. 'He has a lot of things sewn into his hair, little jewels and stuff, and he likes to bend his head forward and blow it with two blow-dryers to get lots of volume in the roots, while I like to wear mine straight and flat.
'But we're always comparing face creams and masks – he has cupboards full of them.'
For her part, her skincare routine is indeed thorough but when she can she likes to give her skin a boost by drinking and eating well.
'I'd love to do a juice cleanse, but it's hard when you live in New York and have a child and a job,' she lamented. 'So I just try to drink a lot of fresh juices, especially cucumber, with my regular food – I feel like it makes my skin look more radiant and hydrated.'