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Thursday 27 November 2014

Kruger finds cosmetics a chore

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06:  (EDITORS NOTE:  This Image has been digitally manipulated)  Diane Kruger is photographed for Jaeger-LeCoultre Portrait Session on May 6, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Jaeger-LeCoultre)
Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger feels torn between loving beauty products and hating them.

The German actress was announced as the face of Chanel's new skincare line in April this year.

The blonde beauty discussed make-up and face creams, admitting she finds them both annoying and exciting.

"To be honest, they can be both [a chore and pleasure]. I think that beauty begins with beautiful skin. So, even though I enjoy caring for my skin, I also consider it to be an obligation," Diane told DuJour magazine. "In my career as a model and then as an actress, I’ve had to deal with this every day. So I am very strict about protecting my skin. I’m very careful about not exposing my skin to the sun anymore. I never go out without my sun block - even in the city!"

Diane stars in a one-minute clip for the iconic brand, where she shows off her fluent French as she discusses her views on beauty. She described what it was like working with famed fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh on the campaign and explained how she has come to be such a natural in front of the camera.

"I’ve known Peter for a long time. He is capable of capturing emotions and beautifying the flaws of the women he photographs. His portraits have a rare beauty and a real identity. We had a fantastic week together in Los Angeles," she gushed.

"My experience as a model taught me the right tips and tricks to enhance my features, so I prefer to do my own make-up. I want, above all, to look like myself. Feeling beautiful is a private emotion. This helps me put things in perspective, accept myself as I am and no longer undertake an insatiable quest for perfection. In the end, this makes me a lot happier because, like everyone else, I have my own share of complexes."

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