“Why not?” says the exuberant Modern Family star to almost everything—Botox, chia seeds, and every single “amaaazing” beauty product she has stashed away. Read on for our full Q&A with the star, and then shop her five beauty must-haves below!
True or false: Do you have a beauty closet in your house?I do! I’m a crazed person when it comes to products. If I read about a woman in a magazine, like Christie Brinkley, who’s 60 and looks ridiculously gorgeous, I buy everything she says she uses. Recently I’ve been into an anti-aging moisturizer from Camille Obadia, and sent a whole kit of it to my mother.Have you always been a beauty junkie?I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t. I’ve been using creams like Crème de la Mer since I was young, and I’ll try anything. People say eat chia seeds, so I eat chia seeds. Then it’s flaxseed, so I eat flaxseed. Now it’s quinoa, so I’m eating quinoa.
RELATED: Sofia Vergara’s Gym Mantra: “I Make Myself Go as Punishment”How do you feel about cosmetic surgery? Or Botox?If it makes you happier and more confident, then why not? But I also think you have to do your research, so you know what to expect—that you’ll look fresher but not necessarily younger. I don’t want to age, but hey, what can you do? It’s a natural process. I’m trying to do it gracefully. I also believe that unless you’re 12 years old or Gisele Bündchen, it’s important to wear mascara and lipstick every day. It helps.
What about style? You once said that American women go everywhere in sneakers, and you wear them only to the gym. Have you adapted?Well, you evolve with age and knowledge, so I’ve learned a sense of balance. When I was living in Colombia, I’d wear everything at once—bold lip, bold eye, cleavage, miniskirt, and heels. It’s more casual here, so if I’m doing thick liner, I’ll do a subtle lip. But my go-to always? The cat eye.
Sofia Vergara’s Beauty Must-Haves:
La Mer the SPF UV Protecting Fluid “This sunscreen is super- lightweight. I make sure to apply it to my décolletage too ($85; cremedelamer.com).”
Camille Obadia Anti-Age Cream Yam Princeps“My skin has become drier as I’ve aged, so it’s important that I moisturize. This cream is hydrating—I smooth it on every night ($79; camilleobadia.com).”Cover Girl Lip Perfection Lip Color in Ravish “I don’t love nude lipstick— I look better with color. This mauve is good for daytime. If I want to go fancier, I’ll do a red ($8; drugstore.com).”
Nutribullet “A friend of mine gave me this blender. I use it to mix up all things green: celery, cucumber, kale, and spinach ($100; nutribullet.com).”
Head & Shoulders Green Apple Conditioner “It makes my hair soft, and it really smells like green apples ($6; headandshoulders.com).”For more, pick up the November issue of InStyle, available on newsstands and for digital download now.PHOTOS: See Sofia Vergara’s Best Beauty Moments