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The Most Honest Beauty Quotes From Gwen Stefani 2011-04-06 12:09:00

From Vanity to Red Lipstick to Sweating, Gwen Stefani's Most Honest Beauty Quotes

One thing that makes Gwen Stefani so captivating is her honesty. She's so forthcoming, in fact, that many of her songs feature personal details about her life and emotions. Similarly, when it comes to beauty, Gwen is not one to put a spin on things. See some examples of Gwen keeping it real when you read more.

  • On her appearance: "I mean, I'm very vain. That would be my middle name. Of course I am, you know what I mean? I love the visual," as quoted in Elle's May issue.
  • "I wear makeup every single day; I like to wear makeup for [my husband] and I don't feel energized 'til I've put it on," as said by Gwen in April's Elle UK. On a related note, she also explained to StyleList, "My husband really loves the red [lipstick], so I keep the red because I want to keep the husband."
  • In 2004, in regards to cosmetic surgery, a pre-motherhood Gwen told People, "I'm hoping my children will save me from my vanity. If it doesn't, plastic surgery is an option . . . It sucks to have to grow older. We all have to accept it."
  • "Even when we played with punk-rock bands, I was always girly. The best part is getting made up and then sweating it all off during the concert," Gwen told Marie Claire.
  • "I've always loved beauty," Gwen admitted to InStyle, adding, "I was the girl who was like, 'Ask your mom if we can play with clothes or makeup.' . . . And you know what? I'm doing the same thing now that I was doing when I was 10."
  • On weight: "Clearly, I spend time thinking about it, and it's something I've had to deal with in my life. As I get older, I try not to focus on it. It's boring. It's a waste of life. What I have learned is that whether I'm fatter or thinner, people seem to not mind, they like me either way. It's more in your own mind than anyone else's," as stated in Elle UK's March 2007 issue.
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jesusmorales jesusmorales 6 years
She's a rock star and a designer- grooming and whatnot are supposed to be meticulous and creative.Her destinctive voice and great personality make her beautiful to begin with. Vanity is much less about wearing makeup and nice clothing than it is about caring too much for how you appear to other people. She's too modest!
girlfunkmusic girlfunkmusic 6 years
@Annie. I have to agree with you...
Nancepantsbotwin Nancepantsbotwin 6 years
Her honesty is is refreshing. ♥ Gwen, I think she is a great role model for girls. Jess
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 6 years
Well, in the '90s, you also had Kathleen Hanna, PJ Harvey, Liz Phair, Lauryn Hill, and Sleater-Kinney, along with Lilith Fair. Not a bad decade at all! Granted, LF was never about hard rock, but I think the '90s were pretty great for lady musicians. I don't think ass-kicking and tough-girl qualities are required for women to be amazing musicians, even in the field of rock. Men too, for that matter. Then again, I come from a PC punk adolescence, so I like musicians that channel their emotion into lyrics more than stage presence. (Also -- don't hate me! -- but I always found Wendy O Williams less fascinating than Poly Styrene or Ari Up. Of course, I thought GG Allin was a one-trick pony, too.) Going back to Gwen: I can't not like her. I don't love all of her music, and I didn't like the Harajuku Girls dancers-as-props thing, but she's a good pop star. Hard-working entertainer, smart businesswoman. Plus, she's unfailingly nice to people (you never, ever hear any gossip about her being a diva).
kohina kohina 6 years
And I don't think only women rockstars have to have balls and be shocking. ALL rockstars need to have some balls. I think the best rockstars disrupt the status quo and are violent and shocking. At least the ones remember are. I mean look at Ozzy Osbourne. Would he be as famous if he never bit the head off that bird? Just saying. I'm retiring from this thread now seeing as I'm getting way off topic here...I can see rock and roll has died a looong time ago.
kohina kohina 6 years
Oh Please. It's not about acting like an overgrown child. It's about making a statement. Wendy O smashed tvs in response to materialism and tv lust. She didn't smash stuff for the sake of smashing it. She didn't tone it down after being banned in cities either which is what having balls is about. Iggy Pop was a rockstar. He was shocking and he never tried to make records that everyone would like. Gwen Stefani singing "Hey Baby" with pink hair does not a rockstar make. People seem to think that singing in front of a microphone automatically makes someone a rockstar. But really it's about a certain energy a musician exudes:
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 6 years
I really enjoy the fact that she is who she is. She also seems to really appreciate her success.
kohina kohina 6 years
Also I probably sound like a ranter (and please pardon my grammatical errors) but the only thing I love more than makeup is music so I get rather passionate about it.
kohina kohina 6 years
In the mid-90s there were sooo few female frontwomen in rock music. There was Gwen and Courtney Love. She had the chance to really pushed the music envelope but she willingly sold out which is why I don't respect her. And I agree Annie there are alot of good female musicians out there but no one who really has balls and kicks ass you know? I want to see some b*tches smash guitars and yell about not giving a f**ck (well the only one who's really doing that is Peaches but she doesn't get the respect she deserves me thinks :X). That's what being a rockstar is about.
ItsGlisten17 ItsGlisten17 6 years
Aw how beautiful! I like her honesty! She's a rockstar in her own right @kohina. The term rockstar is subjective. I can be considered a rockstar.
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 6 years
I think there are still tons of great lady musicians out there. Janelle Monae, Lykke Li, Wild Flag, Joanna Newsom, MIA... I think of Gwen more as a pop star than a rock star.
kohina kohina 6 years
BLAH. Not only did her band ruin ska (I love 60s rocksteady ala Toots and the Maytals) but she kind of ruined the female rock star. There was a time when women kicked ass ala Joan Jett and Wendy O Williams. Women like Gwen Stefani and Avril Lavigne aren't rockstars. They're a joke. And will someone tell me wtf a hollaback girl is already?
Brittney-Stephens Brittney-Stephens 6 years
Love her!
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