Beauty Watch

updated 06/07/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/07/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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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.

CLAIRE'S MUST-HAVES

When it's time to get up and go, Danes stands by her "pared down" regimen: foundation, lip balm and a little shimmer.

LIERAC PARIS

Mat-Chrono Crème, $44; lierac-usa.com

KIEHL'S

Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo, $18; kiehls.com

GIORGIO ARMANI

Maestro Eyeshadow in #14, $29; giorgioarmanibeauty.com

CLARK'S BOTANICALS

Ultra Rich Tint in Alexandra Rose, $19; clarksbotanicals.com

CHANEL

Pro Lumiere SPF 15 in Beige, $54; chanel.com

HAIR HELP

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.

T3

Twirl 1.25-in. Curling Iron, $119; sephora.com;

RENE FURTERER

Acanthe Curl Enhancing Leave-In Fluid, $26; beauty.com

COLOR-TREATED CARE

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.

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