The Beauty Secrets Brooke Shields Swears By
Brooke Shields is the ultimate pro. At the time of our interview—to talk about teaming up with Colgate—she was a couple weeks removed from breaking her femur, the longest bone in the human body. By all accounts, she would have been entitled to cancel, but that’s not Shields.
“Oddly enough, doing interviews has helped me stay focused and know that I can do this,” she tells Glamour. “I just have to rehab and take it one day at a time. But it’s nice to have another focus, even for just a bit.”
That “focus” is on dental prevention and gum health, which Shields says never really gets talked about as we age. “It’s a really important part of your overall dental health,” she says, “but all we grow up learning is to brush your teeth and floss. There’s more than that.”
Since our gums age as we do, it’s crucial to reverse gum damage, which is often caused from a buildup of bacteria. It’s why Shields wanted to be a face to Colgate’s newest line of Renewal toothpastes, all designed to target early gum issues and protect against further deterioration. “It’s not a chore,” she says. “It’s actually a privilege that we have access to all of this.”
So with the theme of self-care in mind, we asked the actor and mom of two how she’s keeping her head held high and why rituals mean more to her than ever. Time for another round of Glamour‘s Big Beauty Questions.
Glamour: What’s one beauty trend you’re obsessed with right now?
Brooke Shields: Lip stains that you dab on your cheeks, eyes, or lips. It just sort of freshens you up and there’s a youthfulness to it. I’ve never been one for a whole heck of a lot of foundation. I like skin to show. If I don’t have to wear makeup, I just don’t. But when my kids were younger, they’d say, “Can’t you look like you did in those pictures you did in a magazine or something?” I’m like, “That’s not my daily life!” Thank God they have grown out of that because now they’re just objectionable teenagers, and they don’t even want people to know that I’m their mother.
What is one beauty rule you think is B.S.?
This obsession that you should look like somebody else. I think that’s a disservice to all the beautiful, unique people out there.