AnnaSophia Robb: The new Carrie Bradshaw

“The Carrie Diaries” premieres Monday at 8 on The CW.

In “The Carrie Diaries,” the television prequel to “Sex and the City,” AnnaSophia Robb stars as a 16-year-old, pre-Manolo, pre-Big Carrie Bradshaw. But unlike the fashion-obsessed icon she plays on screen, Robb has a low-maintenance approach to makeup and clothes. We discuss.

Putting the makeup on … and taking it off
“I don’t really wear make-up anymore. … I kind of stopped because when I’m working I have it on for up to 15 hours a day. So on the weekends or before work, I only put on moisturizer.” 

Makeup from the ’80s — yay or nay?
“Eighties makeup was just a bunch of colors and crazy neon. I don’t know if I love it. The blush was really strong and bright and if you didn’t have the skin tone to pull it off, it was way too heavy. But, if you put a piece of paper on your cheek to create that hard, drastic line, that look can be fun.”
 
Her beauty mantra
“Look after your eyebrows! I was given an eyebrow brush on a job that I still use to this day. My friends make fun of me but I love it. When I was younger my mother taught me how to apply blush. Get it wrong and there’ll be way too much color and you’ll just look ‘warm.’ Using bronzer is best.” 

The secret to nailing Carrie’s hair: A wig
“I naturally have straight hair, which takes about two hours to curl, so it’s faster for me to wear a wig. Carrie wears a lot of updos on the show so we’ve been able to use a lot of fun accessories: banana clips and pins.”

If she could raid one ‘SATC’ closet she’d choose …  
“Carrie’s — I loved the skirts. She has a wild sense of style.”

Her beauty must-haves


L’Occitane Rose 4 Reines Velvet Hand Cream “My hands are so dry … I love it.”   $22,  
www.loccitane.com

Bare Minerals Original SPF 15 Foundation “I don’t like wearing makeup on my face. But
when I do I don’t want anything heavy, so I use powder foundation.” $27,
www.bareescentuals.com


L’Oreal Mascara and Stand Brush “I use mascara with a little stand brush. It’s awesome
because you can cover your entire lash without it getting clunky.”  $22,
www.loreal.com


Lavanila The Healthy Rollerball Pure Vanilla “I wear lots of different scents. Right now it’s Signorina
by Salvatore Ferragamo and Covet by Sarah Jessica Parker. But I usually carry roll-on perfume — just in case. My Lavanila stays on and smells holiday-esque.” $19, www.lavanila.com

Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Lip Balm “I love wearing lipstick —
my best friend turned me on to this one.” $12,  www.pangeaorganics.com



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