Naturally beautiful, fun and fierce - Olivia Culpo embodies everything we love at Cosmo. We get together with the American model and actress - who boasts over four million followers on the 'Gram - to discuss her collaboration with the region's fave, Huda Kattan. In March, the two beauties released a fierce lash ideal for daytime and night-time use, while being both, natural and bold.
Here, the star tells us tips on how best to apply fake lashes (it's important, kay?) what she thinks Huda should release next and the beauty products she can't live without.
Let's get going!
What was your first reaction when Huda approached you to collaborate?
Ive always been a huge fan of Huda as a women entrepreneur, so while we worked on our collection I was so excited to learn from her.
Tell us a tip on how to apply fake lashes perfectly, please...
Practice! But mainly I think it’s about finding what works best for you. Personally, I find it best to use a mirror with my eye about half closed. Also if you apply the glue to the lash and then wait about 30 seconds for the glue to dry a bit before applying, it's very helpful to prevent the glue from running.
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So excited to announce my collaboration with @hudabeauty! The #Olivia18 lashes are part of the Shortie collection for a more subtle, everyday wear for my gals (and guys) who need a less dramatic look swipe up in my stories or click the link in my bio to buy!! #HudaBeautyLashCollab
What would you love to see Huda Beauty bring out next?
I can’t wait to see what she does next! Hair accessories are very in right now, so maybe that? I also love tinted moisturisers and I think she would do a great job on those.
Tell us 3 beauty products (skincare or make-up) you truly couldn’t live without...
I love Tatcha spray, coconut oil and sheet face masks for when I'm travelling.
Exercise is a big part of your life. How do you motivate yourself to workout if you’re not in the mood?
Sometimes you just have to get yourself to the gym or workout class, and then once you start your motivation will come along. Good music helps, too!
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Here it is! A lot of you asked about my workout routine and this is what @petermollofitness put together for you guys. *Ps my set is by @aloyoga*——-———————————————————————-Complete the Following X 3 Rounds: * Cable Pull Downs X 20 reps each leg * Cable 3/4 Squats X 10 reps * Cable Pull Throughs X 15 reps Complete the Following X 3 Rounds: * Banded Pulsing Glute Bridges X 15 reps * Deficit Squats X 15 reps * Deficit Reverse Lunges X 12 reps each leg Burnout X 3 Rounds: * Box Jumps X 10 reps * Med Ball Partner Toss X 20 reps
How often do you workout and what do you like to do?
I try to workout four times a week and mix up resistance training and cardio. It's hard when I'm travelling so I don’t always get all four days in. Sometimes it's just a run, but I also love to takes classes or work with a trainer. I pack small resistance bands when I travel so I can sneak in a quick workout even if it's just in my hotel room.
Tell us what a typical weekend is like for you...
If I'm in LA, I love to spend as much time as possible with my nephew Remi. I also love to go to the beach. Since I travel so much, I love to see my friends in LA when I am home.
How many takes of a picture do you do before you let it go live on the 'Gram?
It all depends! Once you get the lighting right it's much quicker, but it's nice to have lots of options. It also depends on the patience of your photographer [laughs].
What advice would you give to your 21-year-old self?
Take out those hair extensions! Just kidding - I think I would say, trust yourself - it's all going to work out!
What’s next for you workwise?
I am really excited to dive into more acting projects this year. It’s really a passion of mine and I am looking forward to growing as an actress.
Finally, tell us a secret no one knows about you...
When I have free time, I love to play my cello. I find it so relaxing.
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