Today, beauty is about the individual and where their dreams and desires take them. We’ve collected some of our favorite quotes from people past and present to inspire your skin care routine, sense of style and well-being.
“I wear a lot of makeup on set, so I like my skin care to be natural.”
– Canadian actress Sarah Jeffery
“The most versatile lipstick you can own is a shade that’s just a bit brighter than your natural lip color.” “The secret to beauty is simple. Be who you are.”
– Bobbi Brown, makeup artist, author, entrepreneur
“I’m a big believer in that if you focus on good skin care, you really won’t need a lot of makeup.” – Actress Demi Moore
From Coco Chanel, French fashion designer and businesswoman:
“Nature gives you the face you have at 20; it is up to you to merit the one you have at 50.”
“The best color in the world is the one that looks good on you.”
“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.”
“The most courageous act is to think for yourself. Aloud.”
From French fashion designer Yves St Laurent:
“We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.”
“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who
is wearing it.”
“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”
“Whenever I’m putting on skin care products… Sometimes it really feels like therapy. I’m taking care of my skin. I’m breathing in essential oils.” – Aimee Song of Song of Style
– author, online influencer. From an interview with Stylecaster.
“It’s not just what substances you put on your skin. Inappropriate inflammation is rooted in diet, how you handle stress, how you rest and your exposure to environmental toxins.” – Dr. Andrew Weil, integrative and alternative medicine, author
“Be patient. Your skin took a while to deteriorate. Give it some time to reflect a calmer inner state.” – Jess C. Scott, author
“There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.”
– Marie Antoinette, 18th century queen of France
“A woman’s age shows on her hand much quicker than anywhere else.”
-Princess Grace of Monaco, who was reportedly always in possession of hand cream.
“The one thing that I cannot live without when I’m traveling is a small container of tea tree oil.” -Duchess Meghan Markle in an interview with Allure
In reference to K-beauty skin care routines: “I loved how the beauty standard was about skin, which everyone has, versus features like round eyes or a really high nose. It was just ‘skin is skin’ — it doesn’t matter what color or what age.”
– Charlotte Cho, esthetician, author, from an interview with Bustle.
“I stay out of the sun; it’s terrible for the skin of any woman over 35. If you must have a suntan, at least keep moving while you’re in the sun.” – Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, founder of House of Schiaparelli in 1927.
“Women need to celebrate their God-given beauty instead of always trying to be something else. Beauty is being comfortable and confident in your own skin.” – Iman, Somali fashion model, actress, entrepreneur.
“Beauty and fashion is all about illusion… There was a perception that a transgender woman couldn’t be passable and work in fashion magazines and land contracts. I proved that wrong.” – Tracey Norman, first African-American transgender woman model to be featured prominently in the fashion industry, from an article in The Cut.
“Basically, exfoliation causes the cells to send signals to produce new skin cells. It also stimulates the production of new collagen fibers, replacing the damaged, irregular, and aged collagen fibers.” – Dr. Anthony Youn, plastic surgeon, author
“Your skin is the fingerprint of what is going on inside your body, and all skin conditions, from psoriasis to acne to aging, are the manifestations of your body’s internal needs, including its nutritional needs.
– Dr. Georgiana Donadio, whole health pioneer, educator, author
“At a certain age, you have to choose between your face and your ass.” – Catherine Deneuve, French actress
“You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow.” – Jack Black, actor, comedian
“Beauty is an experience, nothing else. It is not a fixed pattern or an arrangement of features. It is something felt, a glow or a communicated sense of fineness.” D.H. Lawrence, writer, poet
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