Julianne Moore: 'We All Have Our Moments When We Look Awful'

02/06/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Julianne Moore: Monica Schipper/FilmMagic

We sort of thought Julianne Moore might be selling her soul to someone sinister to have skin and hair like that (see left) at 53. As it turns out, her beauty regimen is much simpler: Kérastase Elixime shampoo and conditioner, L’Oréal Age Perfect Glow Renewal lotion and a dab of her all-time favorite scent, Kiehl’s Musk. But even though she rarely has an “off day,” she still takes issue with paparazzi snapping pics of celebrities when they leave the house barefaced.

“I want people to look natural and normal, and I’m all for showing that, but I don’t like when magazines show pictures of someone looking terrible,” she says in the March issue of Redbook. “We all have our moments when we look awful. My gosh!”

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She’s also been on the receiving end of the heavy-handed Photoshop treatment, which she didn’t mind until her daughter had, perhaps, an overly candid reaction to her retouched face. “Sometimes a magazine wants to see my actual skin, and other times they’ll airbrush [the freckles] out. I don’t care either way,” she said. “Once my daughter saw me on a cover where I had no freckles and said, ‘That doesn’t look like you at all!’ And then — just like a kid — ‘I like you better without them.’ Thanks!”

Perhaps our favorite piece of beauty scoop from Moore? She feels a kindred spirit with other redheads. “Whenever I see one on the street, I nod or say hello. I feel like there’s a redhead collective — you notice each other,” she said. As if we weren’t already jealous enough, now we don’t get to be in her hair club? So unfair.

For more from the star, visit RedbookMag.com, and tell us: What do you think of seeing stars without makeup? Are you a fan of freckles?

–Alex Apatoff

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catl8t on

I’m a redhead, too, and it’s true about the collective!

bkable on

I kind of agree with her – to a point. I hate when the magazines post articles “What are they wearing!?” or “what ____ REALLY looks like!” and the picture is them running to the grocery store or to the gym. We all have our off days – I honestly think they look beautiful either way and I wish the media would stop making them out to be ugly if they’re not all done up. Makes the rest of us feel good to know they have their off moments too haha

Carrie M on

She’s a pretty lady IMO

1432smash on

I as well am a red head. I always take notice and say hi to fellow red heads!

Dee on

She’s a lovely lady and seems to have a great sense of humor. I’ve often wished I could have a ‘Photoshop Bubble’ around me at all times. ;)

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