How Angie Harmon Is Making Her 40s Her Most Beautiful Decade Yet

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Actress and model Angie Harmon doesn’t look any different than she did when she first made her mark in Hollywood nearly 26 years ago. Some may say it’s because she hit the genetic lottery—it doesn’t hurt that both of her parents were models, too—while others may credit her flawless skin and to-die-for body to simply taking care of herself. But no matter which way you slice it, Angie says her look hasn’t veered all that much from when she first burst onto the scene because she knows what works for her.

“I love a good, fun trend, but I’ve learned to stick more with the classics and what looks good on me,” says the mother of three. “I feel best when I’ve got a little bit of a tan, a great coat of mascara on my lashes and soft, shiny hair, which is pretty much what I’ve always worn, and still do.”

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The beauty secrets that Angie learned at a younger age have stuck with her throughout her life. “Over the years, I learned a lot of tricks that I still use. François Nars taught me to line the inside of my top eyelids. I’m dark-haired and have dark features and there needs to be some sort of balance. This makes my eyes pop a little bit.”

“My hairdresser, David Garner, who is all about vitamins and hair masks, has always told me to use as little heat aspossible, which helps keep my hair in good condition. I’ve learned how to get a lot out of my hair without having to use much heat. For years, I’ve used really solid hair conditioners and masks and I always wait as long as possible to wash it. My hair has definitely changed as I’ve gotten older, but it looked and felt the absolute best when I was pregnant with my daughters. It was so thick—I had so much hair then. It was just glorious.”

While she hasn’t changed her hair color—it’s still raven black—cut it supershort, added waist-grazing extensions (she’s pretty much always rocked the same classic style), or overhauled her look with face-altering plastic surgery, Angie does admit to dipping her toe into the world of preventive anti-aging and says she’s no stranger to Botox. “I tried it one time and hated it, so I didn’t do it again. Botox was just not my thing.”

But, she says she doesn’t judge the whole Botox, filler and any other type of enhancement thing. “We are all here fighting to be the best version of ourselves. Personally, I don’t want to look dramatically different or like I’ve had anything done. I just want to always look myself, and natural. It’s not that I’m opposed to any of this, and I know that it can be done so that you still look like you and pretty. It’s just that I’m not quite there yet.”

“I’ve always tried not to wear much makeup, even when I’m working. When I’m just running around, I usually put on a tinted moisturizer from Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier or bareMinerals and some cover-up. But, I always, always have on mascara. Clinique High Lengths Mascara is my favorite and the only one I wear.”

“I believe in getting a lot of sleep, eating healthy, drinking water—things like that. I know when I’m tired and haven’t been able to take care of myself that I don’t look my best.”

Just like how Angie has been able to maintain her look over the years, she has preserved the same beauty philosophies, too. “Beauty is as beauty does. You’re not pretty on the outside if you’re not pretty on the inside. You need to respect yourself and hold yourself to high standards.”

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