Sundance Style Chatter: Cold Weather Beauty Secrets

01/23/2007 at 01:55 PM ET

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Besides the films and the star sightings, one of the major topics at the Sundance Film Festival is the weather and how unbelievably cold it is! Trying to look good while keeping chapped lips and cracking skin at bay isn’t easy so we asked a few of the stars who’ve been looking unfairly perfect to let us in on their cold weather beauty secrets.

Sienna Miller, promoting Interview: “I’m actually probably one of the most low-maintenance [people] -– to the point of being on the disgusting side. I was given a pot of Crème de la Mer, which is apparently in style. It’s like a really thick crème, but I don’t comit to using one thing.”

Gina Gershon, promoting Delirious and What Love Is: “You just have to keep putting stuff on your lips again and again and again. I just have to keep applying that Chapstick. And also that Rosebud Salve stuff is great.”

Gretchen Mol, promoting The 10: “It hits you out of nowhere — the dryness. You have to drink tons of water and try to get sleep. I love Dr. Hauschka, because its natural, beautiful, rich products, but not unnatural and smelly. I find the whole line pretty delicious.”

Click through to the next page to read more Cold Weather Beauty Secrets. You’ll also find more about Sundance in our Red Carpet Confidentialblog.

Kate Walsh, in town to raise money for Picabo Street’s charity: “I rub>Vaseline on my face before I go to bed each night.”

Anna Faris, promoting Smiley Face: “Chapstick. I also have a really, really thick face lotion by Fresh called Crème Ancienne—oh God, maybe they’ll give me some! Listen to me! ‘[I have] these complicated feelings about swag,’ and then—oh, God. I’m so awful.”

Kristen Bell, supporting a friend who produced a film in the festival: “Crème de la Mer. It’s expensive, but there’s a reason why its expensive—because its worth it! I try to save it for when I really need it, and this is an occasion that calls for it.”

Vera Farmiga, promoting Never Forever: “Grapeseed oil. Pure extract of grapeseed. Absolutely. Just lather it on thick as a moisturizer.”

Drea de Matteo, promoting Broken English: Drea: “Oh, God. All I can say is that I use tons of ReVive product and Sonya Dakar. All their moisturizers and stuff like that. And then, you know, keep yourself pickled on alcohol.”

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Kristin on

Moisturizer, lots of it, and a humidifer. Chicago winters are brutal and DRY.

j on

chapstick (the original) or burt’s bees and a good moisturizer w/lots of water for sure.
seinna looks super cute in this pic!! (for once)

Charla Dickenson on

Sienna looks stunning! I think she would look best in the pretty and feminine style (with her delicate features) rather than the funky fashionista style. But she’s so pretty, so whatever floats her boat!
It’s always best to follw the basics; lots of water, sleep, exfoliate (get all that dry skin off), cleanse and moisturize with good products. LAVERA makes the best products, no animal testing, all natural (no frankenstein chemicals)!

allie on

i live in utah, where the sundance film festival is held. There is really no secret to winter…Lots of chapstick and moisturizer definitely helps. But mostly just have fun! Winter is not all about looking perfect always :)

Elda on

Palms Cocoa Butter, it smells good and its a great moisturizer for your whole entire body!!

Allison T. on

Someone totally hip, who alo happens to be quite the expert on beauty products, turned me on to Dr. Hauschka products. They’re really great!

vozbelle on

I use Cetaphil Dry, Sensitive Moisturizing Cream (green tube) for my face. Fragrance fee, non-comedogenic., no greasy, and keeps my skin smooth. Curel Continuous Comfort Fragrance Free for skin. Does not make your hands greasy but last through the excessive but necessary hand washings! C.O Bigelow Mentha or Rosebud Slave on lips. Drink plenty of water and no smoking!
M.Denhardt, Maryland, 24

Jake D. on

With a combination of sun, cold, and altitude here in Utah I’ve noticed one common beauty problem. Weathered and wrinkled eyes. It’s most common with the outdoor enthusiasts.

I suspect it’s the bright light(squinting) and sun damage that causes the problems. So try a moisturizer with sunblock and some quality UV sunglasses.

Jen on

I live in New England where it just as cold plenty of the time. I agree with Kate Walsh on using Vaseline. I swear by it. I apply it to my lips every night, and to dry patches on my skin when I need to. It does the job and it’s very affordable!

Malvasia45 on

You would be shocked and amazed by the dewy glow of my skin if you ever met me, and the main secret to great skin is a good, happy life filled with love and laughter—and good wine. I hear all the worry in young women’s voices regarding aging, which of course I remember feeling in my twenties. I honestly cannot believe that I am currently 45, near 46, and I look so youthful I cannot believe it myself; everyone is amazed, as am I. So, ladies do not let the plastic surgeons, the celebrities (that no one really knows if they have had nip/tucks), or American culture guide your decisions regarding your face or body—accept who you are in all capacities. Keep the body and face you have, take care of it, and live in joy with those you love. Beauty does not fade, it redefines itself. Oh, and as for a beauty secret—don’t be mean to other women, it serves no one.

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