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Paula Patton: I recreate glam looks

Paula Patton says although make-up artists "pump up" the glamour for shoots, she loves "subtly replicating" the looks away from the camera.

The stunning actress was recently named as a celebrity face of CoverGirl and has been working with some of the biggest beauty experts in the business. Paula says joining the cosmetics brand was a "dream come true" and is enjoying picking up tips along the way.

"I learnt about contouring your face, about lashes," Paula shared to People about the appointment.

"I've learnt a lot from doing movies and photo shoots. Make-up artists pump it up a bit, but you can always subtly replicate what they did."

Paula worked with make-up artists Ashunta Sheriff for the CoverGirl shoot. The 36-year-old star says the beauty professional was "incredible."

"I got to ask her the questions that I would want to know," she said. "I've learnt quite a few things."

Paula has 19-month-old son Julian with husband Robin Thicke. The beauty says her day-to-day pampering regime has become far less involved since welcoming her new addition.

"You've got your mascara, a bit of blush, concealer - you look presentable, and don't feel like you just rolled out of bed and look crazy," she laughed.

"You don't realise how selfish and vain you are until you have a child. But on the other hand, if you look at the mirror when you leave the house, and feel fresh and like the way you look, that affects your day."

Despite her now low-maintenance beauty routine, Paula does like ramping up the glamour at times. The Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol star has revealed her favourite products. "I love the Queen Collection vivid impact eyeliner. They have a smudge applicator at the end, so you can make them an eye shadow, and they stay on all day," she said.

"The Queen Collection lip colours are really moisturising - they leave a bit of a stain, but they're not drying and not glossy looking, either. You put it on, look in the mirror a while later and it's still there."

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