Emily Ratajkowski Doesn’t Like Perfume, Working Out, or Facials, Plus More Refreshingly Honest Quotes From Her New York Times Interview

Emily Ratajkowski at the "We Are Your Friends" NYC photocall
Emily Ratajkowski at the "We Are Your Friends" NYC photocall  Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Beauty scoop! Emily Ratajkowski has been hitting the red carpet in recent weeks to promote her new film with Zac Efron, We Are Your Friends. But even though her on-point style surely turns heads, the model-turned-actress, is gaining attention for an entirely different reason—her laid-back beauty and fitness routine. 

In a frank interview with the New York Times, published on Aug. 18, the Gone Girl actress, 24, dished on what exactly it takes to keep her lithe figure in check, her skin flawless, and more. The result? A long list of quotes that are surprisingly relatable (Ratajkowski loves a budget beauty buy as much as Us!). Below, Us shares 10 of her most refreshingly honest comments, in no particular order. 

On the Gym:

"I don't have a trainer, and I don't really go to the gym. I go on long walks and hikes with my girlfriends. That's about it. I'm just not a crazy fitness person. I'm definitely an outlier in the industry."

On Makeup in General:

"I have really big features, so a little makeup goes a long way. I would hate to look like a clown. During the day, I use Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint. I'm using the dark color because I have a bit of a tan. I'm not sure it really covers much, but it evens me out."

On Contouring:

"I [highlight] the top of my cheekbones, down the line of my nose and my Cupid's bow. I'm not big on contouring. My features are really out there already."

On Fragrances:

"I actually don't wear fragrance. I always feel like I smell cheap. I guess I just haven't found one that's not overpowering or too sweet. Even when I try one of the super masculine scents, I just think, ‘I don't want to smell like a man.' Besides, I like my own scent."

On Facials:

"I'm pretty terrified of facials. I've had enough bad ones, and honestly, I don't break out."

On Korean Spas:

"My big treat is that once a month I go to a Korean spa. The one I go to, called Natura, is not as popular as the ones most of Hollywood goes to. I usually go about 40 minutes before my appointment, and you can get into all these different pools. Then you get a body scrub, and you're lying there naked with 20 other women. They just treat you like a piece of meat, but it's worth it. Then you shower, and I like the acupressure massage. Those ladies are strong! They even put grated cucumber on your face."

On Eating Healthy: 

"For me, it's about feeling good about what you eat. I do love turmeric and beet juices. It's so L.A., you can't avoid it."

On Drugstore Curling Irons:

"Sometimes I curl the ends and maybe a little around the back of the head so it has a bit of volume. It usually falls quickly, but it's nice to try. I like my Conair Magic Wand. It's a drugstore find."

On Well-Executed Cat-Eyes:

"If I have a meeting or need to look more done up, the thing I can always do is a cat eye. I like the Revlon Colorstay liner."

On the Color of Her Own Lips:

"I put Aquaphor on my lips, or I might mix it with Charlotte's Bond Girl lipstick so there's some definition. I have really pale lips; people always think I'm wearing nude lipstick."

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