Shes one of the most people in the world. She recently shared her beauty secrets with Desola Bakare of Encomium magazine
Read and learn.Can you reveal 3 beauty products that you cant do without and why?
Genevieve "I cant do without makeup remover. Ive discovered the monent you dont properly wash and clean your face, especially before going to bed, you end up with filth penetrating your pores and the result is spots and acne. I use N0 7 White Makep -up remover and it works fine for me. I also like face washes and I couldnt live without Shiseido range. Ive been using it for years now and Ive found it works for me. The third product I couldnt do without is the Shiseido toner. Its good because it clears away all the last residue of your cleanser. Its called Softener and is very gentle on your skin.Whats your best beauty advise?
Genevieve "Something I would recommend for any woman is whenever you have the opportunity, let your skin breath. We need oxygen and air on the naked skin. Maybe its because I have a career in acting, I appear on TV, in films and in adverts so we tend to wear makeup quite often. I find that when I dont need to wear makeup, I let my skin breath. I cleanse, tone, moisturise, and let my skin breath. If you are going to the gym or going to the market, you dont need to wear make-up. The skin in its natural state eals itself and gets the opportunity to rejuvenate itself.What other things do you do to keep looking good?
Genevieve "Getting enough sleep is very good, although having said that, I dont think I personally get as much sleep as I should. Apart from sleep, also visit the gym. I used to go every day but Im trying to cut it down to every other day. I think you need toned, lean muscles and thats what exercise does. My basic routine is running on the threadmill for about 40minutes, then the exercise bike for about 20minutes and then I do a bit of weights to help tone the arms and thighs. I also play squash and tennis occasionally.Lipstick or lipgloss?
Genevieve "I have very small lips, when you have tiny lips you end up with the colour everywhere but on your lips where you want it. I think lipgloss suits me better. I love Victoria Secrets glosses. The one I tend to use is nude, and it has a tinge of pink.What kinds of things do you like doing to your hair?
Genevieve "Its weavon, weavon, weavon Im afraid. I like curly weaveon. I do braids but I can say probably every four years. I actually like natural hair. My hair is moderately long. The last time I wore my natural hair somebody actually walked up to me and asked me if I were broke! Im serious. I just said OK, thats the last time I go au naturel. (Laughs).What do you do to relax?
Genevieve "I find it difficult to sit still for long. Other than a manicure and pedicure, I dont do anything. I dont really like massages. Apart from the fact that I dont enjoy someone touching me like that, by the time Ive spent ten minutes there I would just feel that I could be doing something else with my time. I have such little patience. I dont mind watching films when I have time and I like watching TV series.Whats your favourite colour?
Genevieve "Earlier in my career when I was receiving so much attention, I thought that if I wore more black I would be less conspicuous, it didnt work. (laughs). Anyway, I still do a lot of black, I think it suits my complexion. I dont really like bright colours because they make me look clown like. But Ive started mixing my blacks with colour.How would you describe your style?
Genevieve "I like simple things, I treasure comfort. What I feel comfortable in, makes me feel confident. What I wear usually depend on the occasion".Whats your fashion fetish?
Genevieve "I have to say bags and jewellery. I just love bags. I think its because Im really a get-up-and-go kind of person. Im very much into putting on a pair of jean, a top and Im ready to go. Thats the tomboy part of me coming out. (laughs). I like that look and the only thing that can make you look dressed is a really good bag. I love the artistry of bags. I love the artwork and craftsmanship that goes into making a really good bag. I dont really go for trends, I prefer classic looks and bags that can last forever and never go out of style.Would you ever consider plastic surgery?
Genevieve "I always say never say never. Realistically this is what I do for a living. This is what puts money in my pocket and food on my table and you do have to do what you have to do. So I have to make sure I look good. Who knows in 20 years how I feel? The truth is that our industry relies a lot on the way you look, thats why Im doing everything I can not to resort to the knife in the future. Thats why I go to the gym to get the fat out and look toned and leaned.
No wonder shes so beautiful. Thoughts???