Richelle Humes talks to Notebook about her gorgeous skin care routine and how she looks younger now while in girl group The Saturday.
We’re on the terrace at Cannes’ most luxurious hotel, with Hollywood royalty slinking around in their finest gowns.
Flickering among them was Rochelle Humes, looking like an A-list star in a daring slit dress. This is just normal life for her these days, surely?
“It really isn’t! All of this is very surreal to me,” said Rochelle, grinning, admitting she “can’t be joking” as she made her red carpet debut for L’Oréal Paris, the official makeup sponsor of Lien Cannes Film Festival for 25 years.
“I was so excited, it felt like someone had brought their shameful mother to Cannes with them. If you take this for granted, you’ve lost it,” said the This Morning host.
It is her sincere attitude that makes Rochelle, 33, an extremely trusted member of the “I’m Worthy” gang. We caught up with her for an exclusive interview to chat about beauty, confidence, and life with pop star husband Marvin and their three children, nine-year-old Alaia-Mai, Valentina , five years old and Blake one year old.
You look so sexy, Rochelle! Does your child think you’re cool?
Alaia goes through stages. She says it’s embarrassing if teachers say, “I’ve seen your parents on TV.” But one day she told me, her friend said in class, “Alaia’s mom is the most stylish because she wears Jordan sneakers and a crop top.”
Alaia thinks that’s great! What she doesn’t realize is that no one is more interested in this story than Mummy. On the best dressed list? Irrelevant. But a nine-year-old thinks I’m great because of my trainers? I did it!
Are you proud to champion diversity in beauty?
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Diversity is at the core of everything I do.
I always say, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” It’s great to be partnered with a brand like L’Oréal, whose passion is as great as mine. Growing up, it was hard not to have the right shades. I remember buying foundation sticks because all my friends had one, and my mom said, “This really isn’t the right color for you.” But there is no other choice on the highway. Thankfully it looks a lot different now. That was great for my kids.
Do your girls like beauty?
Right! If they come to work with me, I’ll let them put on some lip balm while I sit in the makeup chair. At home, they see me taking care of their skin and they want a routine of their own. I would give them something really simple like moisturizer and say, “This is how we put it on.” When I’m not working, I try to put on makeup – I just focus on my skin care.
So do you make the field run bare?
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I’m going to put on a little makeup, so that I feel vaguely human. Always draw eyebrows. L’Oréal Plump & Set Brow Artist is too good. It just holds the brows in place and fills them in without looking like you hit them.
What was your last beauty moment?
It will have to be my wedding day. When I look at those pictures, I think I look really happy. And when you’re happy, you just glow.
You’re taking your vows again this year – will you look back at that beauty?
My hair was lighter than 10 years ago, and this time I will wear it darker. This is my natural color, it suits me best. But in terms of makeup, it will be very very similar – just fresh and natural.
And of course still the same happy aura!
We hope so! Maybe a little more tired because I have three kids now. That’s a different kind of happiness, isn’t it? [Laughs]
What beauty fails over the years?
When we were at The Saturday, we put on a lot of makeup. I mean, it’s well done, it’s just adequate.
The other day, I was looking at a band photo with Alaia and she said, “Mom, I look older there than I do now.” Actually, that’s a fair point.
Do you think you look better now than you did then?
I know what’s right for me now. So yes, I think I do. You know what you’re doing.
Have you stepped up your skin care in your thirties?
Yes for sure. I had my facial done before boarding the plane, hoping I wouldn’t be puffy. I really enjoy the lymphatic drainage massage. I keep water on my face, especially in the morning. Whenever I do This Morning, I always think, “I bet I’ve got a puffy face.”
What do you like most about being in your thirties?
I know myself, and I think there’s a lot to be said for that. That is empowerment. I know what I like now and what I want to do
– and what I don’t. In my twenties, I spent a lot of time being a proper woman, worried about pleasing people. Now that I’m in my 30s, I feel like I can say no. I feel comfortable with that in a way that I didn’t before.
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