*Zoë Saldana has become the new face of L’Oréal Paris, joining the likes of “Glee’s” Lea Michele and actress Blake Lively as a spokesperson, reports People.
“It puts the stamp on, like, ‘Congratulations, you’re finally a real woman!” Saldana tells People of her new gig, laughing.
The N.Y.-born actress, who describes her beauty philosophy as “simple, clean and strong,” says she prefers to wear a red lipstick, but recommends a lot of trial and error to get to that perfect shade for you.
“In the years I’ve been on this planet, I’ve grown to believe that every woman on this earth can rock a red lip,” she says. “It doesn’t matter how big or how thin their lips are, how dark their skin is, or yellow or light or pink, there’s so many shades of red, you can find the right shade. Women just look so beautiful and powerful when they’re wearing red lipstick.”
She came by this belief naturally, growing up with three generations of seamstresses teaching her firsthand about fashion and beauty.
“My mother was a youngling of the ’70s, there was always extraordinary and extravagant eyeshadows,” she says. “My grandmother was all about red lips. I was always liking my femininity, surrounded by women who were very elegant, true ladies but also a little wild.”