Kristin Chenoweth: I'm a Big 'Comfort Freak'

12/26/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

Kristin Chenoweth Style
Frazer Harrison/Getty

Kristin Chenoweth may look majorly glam while performing on Broadway or hosting the American Country Awards, but don’t let that fool you: the petite vocal powerhouse (and voice of Listerine’s new campaign) loves nothing more than dressing down.

“When I’m on tour or performing, I’m sucked and plucked and squeezed and teased,” the self-professed “comfort freak” jokes. “So I want to do the opposite of that when I’m just me and living my life.” Though she’s partial to tees by Vince and Splendid, the 4’11” star admits she’s petite enough to shop at GapKids — and has picked up some tips for dressing a small frame along the way.

“Never, never, never wear a high-waisted pant!” she admonishes. “I did try it, and I looked pregnant.” Her list of dos? “Solids are great. If you’re going to do stripes, they have to be wide,” she says. “And elongating — always. I like a lighter heel that blends with my skin if I’m wearing a short dress.” 

When she does get dolled up, Chenoweth loves “a dark eye and nude lip. I think that really hearkens back to another time, the ’60s and ’70s, I kinda like it!” She also swears by Smashbox primer for “really setting off a glow.”

Another thing that lends a shine: bringing oral healthcare to underprivileged kids through Listerine’s ‘Your Mouth Has Something to Say’ campaign. Every view of her video garners donations to the charity, which gets her grinning — as if she wasn’t already!


Add A Comment

Got something to add to this post? Fill out the fields below to make a comment, ask a question or share a tip. We'd love to hear from you.

Note: If this is your first time commenting on Style News Now, your comment will need to be approved by our moderator before it will appear. Thanks for your patience, and check back again soon.

Showing 2 comments

Bill on

 HEY Kesha, love your songs and mlsoty love tik tok yayyyy write me back when you have time. By the way my name is bojana i love you i am a female and i am 8 i go to wooranna park PS!!

this on

You recognize thus significantly with regards to this matter, made me for my part consider it from numerous varied angles. Its like women and men aren’t interested unless it is something to do with Girl gaga! Your individual stuffs outstanding. All the time deal with it up!

From Our Partners


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,514 other followers

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters