Lily Collins covers April 2014 issue of Lucky: ‘I like disappearing for a little while. I always wanted to be someone who could take other people into a world with me. As an actor, I’m able to jump into a story and become someone else for a time. It’s a beautiful journey.
I never understood the word ‘celebrity.’ It was just part of my everyday.’ On tattoos: ‘I’ve always loved body art. I remember being with my mom on Venice Beach when I was really young and we walked by this guy on a Harley who was covered with tattoos. I was this little British girl, and I went up to him and said, ‘Your tattoos are so pretty!’
That was probably the last thing he wanted to hear. [When it comes to the pain of getting a tattoo, I think] Look, women go through worse things. Waxing hurts more than tattoos. And tattoos are permanent, so if it takes a little pain to get there, that’s okay.’
On makeup and eyebrows: ‘I’ve always been a big fan of ‘less is more’, the idea that you can accept a little help to accentuate what you already and bring that extra sparkle. I like to save the dramatic moments for events or photo shoots. I like doing [makeup] fast. The more you have on your face the more there is to go wrong.
Kids were commenting on them at school so I got the tweezers. [When my mom saw what I did] she was staring at me across the dinner table and said, not happily, ‘You’ve changed something about your face.’ Brows are the statement piece of the face, and I’ve learned to embrace mine over the years. And I guess they speak for themselves now that they apparently have their own Twitter account.’