When it comes to beauty, Lucy Hale (Aria Montgomery) knows her stuff. In an interview with The Examiner, L rattles off her fave cosmetics brands and brags about her fake lash application technique — jealous! Read on for Lucy's fitness regimen, personal beauty icon, and her scoop on her PLL character, Aria.
Examiner: What beauty products do you use on a daily basis?
L: I use Frederic Fakkai shampoo. I just like the way it smells and the way it makes my hair look. If I’m not working, I usually just let it air dry. I don’t really use a lot of hair products. If I do, I use John Frieda Curl Enhancing Spray. Face-wise, I have super sensitive skin, so I’ve tried, like, everything, and a lot of stuff just makes my skin breakout. But I've found that Neutrogena works great with my skin. I use their face wash and lotion. Makeup-wise, I’m all over the place. I like everything. I’m a sucker for buying everything just because it has a pretty package. (laughs) I really like Dior eyeshadows, Mac, Hard Candy, Stila, everything.
E: Being on TV, you work with a lot of makeup artists. Have you picked up anything from them that you use?
L: Yeah. I definitely look at what they’re doing. One thing I’ve definitely learned is how to apply concealer the right way and make it look natural. Also, I learned how to put on fake individual eyelashes. I couldn’t do it before the makeup artists on Pretty Little Liars taught me. There’s a trick to doing it in order to get them aligned right without poking your eye out. (laughs)
E: What is your fitness regimen?
L: When you’re filming, it’s kind of crazy since you don’t know the hours, but I’ve recently started working with a trainer that I really love. I work with her a few times a week. I also love Pilates and running. I try to work out as often as I can, depending on my schedule. I got a Maltipoo dog for Christmas, so I’m always at the canyons hiking.
E:ho is your personal beauty icon?
L: I love Kate Winslet. I think she’s just so classy. I feel like she’s gotten more and more beautiful as she’s gotten older, which hopefully that will happen for me. (laughs) I just think she always looks so put together and natural.
E: What drew you to your character on Pretty Little Liars?
L: When I got involved with the show, I wasn’t sure which character I was going to play yet because I went out for Aria and Hanna. I ended up being more drawn to Aria because she’s sort of the different one of the group. She just does her own thing and has different interests. She’s an old soul, and knows what she wants. She’s very mature for her age, and I like to say that she makes good decisions aside from some of the stuff that happens in the pilot and in the show. She just seems put together and she’s very fun to play.
E: Do you have similarities with Aria, that make it easier to connect with her as a character?
L: A lot of stuff in the show. I can’t draw from anything in my personal life because It deals with some pretty heavy stuff. Just growing up and even now, I feel like I have different interests than a lot of people. I like to think that I do my own thing and make good decisions. I’ve been told since I can remember, that I’m mature for my age, so I guess that’s how I relate.
E: Do you have any other projects in the works?
L: Right now it’s pretty much Pretty Little Liars 24/7. (laughs) Maybe when we have a break, I’d love to do films.
E: Any dream roles?
L: I wanna do everything. An example of a career that I really, really love is Reese Witherspoon's. I feel like she has done it all. She started out really young and she does romantic comedies, and then she can do dramas. I’d like to do a little bit of everything.
E: Would you like to send a personal message to your fans and fans anticipating the shows premiere?
L: I just want to say thank you to everyone who has followed me from a couple years back and being so supportive. I really hope the fans of the books really enjoy the show because we’re working very hard and we’re sticking close to what made the books popular. It’s a really fun show, and it premieres June 8 at 8PM on ABC Family!