Paula Patton, who is now enjoying worldwide fame and admiration for her role in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, is not the kind of girl that looks like she would ever put a foot wrong in the fashion department. Not only is she now associated with her glamorous role in the movie, but the beautiful 36-year-old actress is frequently seen wearing a selection of stunning gowns on the red carpet. Her Hollywood looks also ensure she looks gorgeous in even the most causal of outfits. It was hard to believe, therefore, when Paula described her previous fashion sense as “way too garish to ever leave the house in.”
The star has been seen sporting a number of experimental looks throughout her time in the spotlight, but she manages to pull them off effortlessly. However, Paula explains that this was not always the case in the past. Her love of dressing up and experimenting with clothes started at a very early age and she would often raid her mother’s wardrobe for inspiration. In a recent interview with newspaper, The People, she explained how her mother would encourage her to experiment with clothes. “My mom would go to vintage stores, hand-me-down stores, and bring back these inexpensive adult clothes.”
This is the style that Paula grew up with and is where her fun, vintage and kooky sense of style came from. Luckily Paula has learnt from her experimenting with fashion though, and has emerged looking quite the fashion queen – with her own classy but individual sense of style.
Paula’s love of fashion was not just limited to clothes though. During her interview with The People, she admitted that she used to try some crazy looks with make-up too. She admitted to raiding her mother’s make-up cabinets, and would also spend her own pocket money on tons of different eye shadow creams and lipsticks. However, she confesses that the make-up she used to put on herself was not suitable for wearing on trips outside the house.
“And it was fun to use make-up – but the make-up I’d do [my mom] would never let me leave the house with,” she said. “It was way too garish for ten years old!”
Prefers the natural look
Before you all rush to find the best cable providers to watch Paula’s beauty on screen, here are her secrets to a healthy glow. These days, Paula is more likely to be spotted wearing more natural make-up looks. She told The People how she found it very important to feel fresh, especially when on long photo shoots and filming sessions. This means that she doesn’t like to plaster her face with cosmetics, but likes to always be wearing something to make her appear fresh faced.
“I put a little on every day, regardless of if I’m going to be on camera or not. It makes me feel like I’m ready to face the day,” Paula revealed.
She also admitted that her hectic lifestyle – combining being an A list film star with being a mother to her 20 month old son Julian – means that she often feels she looks tired. “Having a little one in the house means you’re always tired, so making yourself look less tired is a good thing,” she declared.
Paula reveals the secret to her flawless and effortless chic look is a little subtle lip colour or cheek colour. Natural colours are best for lips, she says; “a berry colour, or even a soft nude.” Cheek colour is key to looking fresh, healthy and awake, Paula advises. “It makes such a big difference on your face, and lets your eyes come through.”
Laughter key to beauty
However, the real secret to Paula’s radiant beauty appears to be something more natural. Her top tip for always looking her best is put down to one simple thing – laughter. Laughing, she says, is paramount to achieving real beauty. “I think it affects the way you look overall,” she said. “I don’t know how many people are getting ten hours of sleep a night, but you find someplace within and let that [beauty] emanate outward.”
When asked about eating habits, Paula says she is no crazy dieter. A comforting thing for any of us to her, Paula likes junk food “like everybody else.”
“But you have to drink a lot of water, have your greens,” she advises. It’s nice to know you can be beautiful and human!
Paula Patton, the Mission Impossible 4 girl and wife of R&B sensation Robin Thicke, talk about her new found fame and role on Mission Impossible 4 movie and journey in an interview with Kevin Frazier at Miami’s American Black Film Festival (ABFF).
Mission Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol New York Premiere December 19
Mission Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol UK Premiere at the BFI IMAX December 14
Mission Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol Rio de Janeiro Premiere Brazil on December 14
Mission Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol Mandrid, Spain December 12
Mission Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol Moscow Premiere December 9
Mission Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol Mumbai Premiere December 9
Mission Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol Germany Premiere December 8
Mission Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol Dubai Premiere December 8
Paula Patton, the ‘Mission: Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol’ star, looks stunning on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, covershoot by by John Russo and styled by Sally Matthews, gorgeous clothed in a Mauzan abaya dress over a gold sequined Cavalli mini dress.
Paula Patton the newest sexy bombshell “bond girl” of the film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol starring alongside Tom Cruise, is featured as the latest cover girl for Complex magazine December 2011 / January 2012 issue showing lots of her bronze beautiful skin. Paula Patton was on the cover back of the Complex magazine in 2006.
Paula Patton, the gorgeous actress known for her roles in Jumping The Broom, Precious and Mission Impossible 4, Ghost Protocol, joins the CoverGirl family for its Queen Collection as Celebrity Brand Ambassador, named the latest spokesperson, helping to promote the brand to the digital world! As a longtime fan of Paula Patton, I’m excited to announce her partnership with the popular Procter & Gamble’s brand CoverGirl Cosmetics as a Celebrity Brand Ambassador for the Queen Collection, representing their premium line made especially for women of color, debuting three new CoverGirl products: Vivid Impact Eyeliner, LashFanatic Mascara and Natural Hue Matte Pressed Powder, all launching in January 2012.
Paula Patton, the 35-year-old mommy, easy, breezy and beautiful. completely sexy, with the sweet girl next door appeal and wife of singer Robin Thicke, one of our favorite R&B crooners, had son, Julian Fuego, on April 6, 2010, with the absolutely flawless skin, is the perfect addition to the “Queen” family joins Queen Latifah who has been the official spokeswoman of the Queen Collection for over 10 years now.
Covergirl Queen Collection cosmetics announced its newest celebrity brand ambassador, actress Paula Patton, with an exclusive dinner at The Source by Wolfgang Puck (575 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.). During the event, Paula Patton also took pictures, answered questions and dined with fashion and make-up bloggers and fashionista’s inside The Source by Wolfgang Puck on Pennsylvania Avenue. Her make-up artist Fiona Stiles was on-hand to dish on Patton’s perfect look.
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All Paula Patton’s fans can’t wait to see Paula’s gorgeous complexion in the new CoverGirl ads!
The new film “Mission: Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol”, directed by Brad Bird, opens December 21 and the Gang of 4 Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Paula Patton (as Jane Carter) and Jeremy Renner are on the new poster.