updated 06/07/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 06/07/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Q&A WITH ... CLAIRE DANES
The Temple Grandin actress, 31, talks about putting her best face forward, with and without makeup
DO YOU WEAR MAKEUP WHEN YOU'RE NOT ON-SET?
If I need a boost, I'll put a little extra makeup on. My husband, Hugh, always prefers when I don't wear makeup. Actually I think he prefers when I apply my makeup well. I find that's true of most men.
HAVE YOU BECOME MORE COMFORTABLE IN YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE?
Yes. I have a much better understanding of who I am. I feel much safer, and that's just to do with time and experience. I don't have to be a teenager anymore.
YOU'RE THE NEW SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE PRESCRIPTION LASH LENGTHENER LATISSE. HOW'S THAT GOING?
I used to use false eyelashes for events, and now I'd look ridiculous. I wake up and look like I have makeup on!
WHAT IS YOUR BEAUTY PHILOSOPHY?
As long as you exercise, eat in a balanced way and get sleep, you'll look great.
When it's time to get up and go, Danes stands by her "pared down" regimen: foundation, lip balm and a little shimmer.
Mat-Chrono Crème, $44; lierac-usa.com
Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo, $18; kiehls.com
Maestro Eyeshadow in #14, $29; giorgioarmanibeauty.com
Ultra Rich Tint in Alexandra Rose, $19; clarksbotanicals.com
Pro Lumiere SPF 15 in Beige, $54; chanel.com
These celeb stylists, who are lending a hand to John Frieda's charity, share their top tress tips
GET YOUR BEST CURLS
Perry's stylist Danilo suggests treating wet hair with a leave-in conditioner, which will help "moisturize and de-frizz" locks before any kind of heat styling.
Twirl 1.25-in. Curling Iron, $119; sephora.com;
Acanthe Curl Enhancing Leave-In Fluid, $26; beauty.com
Conditioning is key to keeping hair from fading, says Simpson's colorist Rita Hazan, who advises "using a mask one to two times a week" and applying sun-protection spray to dry hair.
SHU UEMURA Silk Bloom Restorative Treatment, $65; shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com;
PHYTO PLAGE Protective Sun Veil, $22; ulta.com
BEAUTIFUL BRAID FIX
Patridge's stylist Harry Josh recommends applying "mousse to dry hair for texture" before braiding. Then hold the style in place with spray.
GOODY StayPut Slide-Proof Hold Ponytail Holders, $3.99; Target stores; JOHN FRIEDA Luxurious Volume Bountiful Body Mousse and Root Awakening Strength Restoring Hair Spray, $6.50; at drugstores
FRIEDA GIVES BACK
Style guru John Frieda has launched the HAIRraising foundation in the U.S. to benefit Children's Hospital Boston. "It's a wonderful thing," says Frieda. Not only has he enlisted almost 250 salons across the country, including some of the top names in the industry, to contribute, but a $2 donation will also be made on behalf of every visitor to the mobile John Frieda Style On Site Salon, which is currently touring the country.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
To make a donation, visit www.hairraising4chb.org. For stops on the tour, visit www.johnfrieda.com.