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Cheryl Cole avoids pasta and alcohol before red carpet

Cheryl Cole shared her beauty and diet tips after she showed off her stunning look at the Cannes Film Festival.

entertainment Updated: Jun 04, 2012 18:58 IST

Cheryl Cole shared her beauty and diet tips after she showed off her stunning look at the Cannes Film Festival.

It’s the third year her role as the face of L’Oreal Paris has taken her on to the red carpet in the south of France and she looks every inch the Hollywood siren.

Her skin glows, her hair shines, she’s toned and fit.

Taking to the Daily Express reporter in her suite at the Hotel Martinez, she said she avoid pasta before she hit the carpet and doesn’t drink alcohol.

But at dinner she likes to have tomato and mozzarella and large steak. She also wants butter for her bread roll, as she said, “you can’t eat it dry!”

Contrary to expectation, she eats dessert too – the “L’Or Electric lipstick pudding” – a chocolate and caramel concoction, complete with confectionary L’Oreal lippie, created to celebrate the L’Or Electric make-up collection put together especially for the film festival.

To burn those calories Cheryl said, “I dance all the time and I’ve been doing the Tracy Anderson Method, which is a dance-cardio workout, so staying fit isn’t boring to me.”

The singer also likes to do her make-up meself because she said “I just feel no one knows your face like you. I see it every day and have done for 28 years!”

She relies heavily on the professionals’ favourite hairspray, Elnett, to prevent the downpour ruining her locks.

“It’s so iconic, it takes me right back to me childhood. Even me grandma used to wear it,” she said.

To ensure she’s picture perfect, she explained “I do hair masques because I want it to be shiny and glossy, but I don’t go crazy.”

“If you do too much, you can end up with a disaster. One time I came out in a rash because I was trying to put on about 20 products and I had a reaction. Now I like to keep it simple and stick to what I know is going to work.

“I’ve used a moisturiser and the same L’Oreal PureZone face wash I’ve had for 10 years, and that’s it. I think sometimes you can overcomplicate things,” she added.

Cheryl also makes sure that she remove her make-up on before she fell into bed.

“I’m quite religious about taking me make-up off at night because to me it feels like I’ve gone to bed without brushing me teeth. I feel dirty and don’t like having stuff on me skin. I’ve fallen asleep while travelling, though, and I hate it when you get mascara everywhere,” she revealed. (ANI)