Carrie Underwood is not the dare-to-bare type — not when it comes to her face, at least. The pregnant country superstar, 31, almost never leaves the house without makeup on, she told Yahoo Beauty's editor-in-chief, Bobbi Brown.
"I don't think I ever have makeup-free days, to be honest," the season four American Idol winner admitted. "I wear makeup for me. I don't want to walk by a mirror and feel like I haven't given some sort of effort. I just feel better when I have a little on."
It's not just about how she looks, either. Underwood takes comfort in the ritual of it all. "When I am on tour, I enjoy doing my own hair and makeup," she shared. "There are just so many people on the road, and it's kind of therapeutic for me to be able to sit on my butt and have all my things, and it's quiet. It's my time to play."
Her love of cosmetics started early on, she told Brown. "I was probably actually one of the kids that started wearing makeup a little bit younger," she said. "If I had a daughter I might have her hold off for a little while longer, but it gave me more time to learn."
The "Blown Away" singer is, in fact, expecting her first child with husband Mike Fisher — but as she revealed earlier this month, they're having a son, not a daughter. Speaking about her pregnancy with Yahoo Beauty, she said she was "excited" and keeping to a healthy diet.
"I have been vegetarian for about 10 years now," she explained. "With pregnancy, I am definitely going more on the vegetarian side, but as soon as I am not pregnant anymore I will go back to being vegan. I don't think I am craving anything too crazy. I try to keep it as healthy as possible and try to take care of myself."
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