OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Doesn’t Mind Being Pale

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Pale is the new tan, they say. Taylor Swift really believes in that mantra, and it seems like she has embraced her fair skin. “I don’t mind being pale,” she said in a Q&A with Allure magazine’s Facebook friends. “In high school, it seemed like everybody cared about being tan all year round, but I haven’t really thought about it since then. I don’t go to a tanning bed, and I get bored when I lay out. I put sunscreen on when I’m in the sun, and sometimes I get tan, but I don’t really think about it very much.” She also lets people in on a few of her other beauty secrets, like “I curl my hair by wrapping the hair around the curling iron to create a spiral look” and how she creates a long-lasting lip stain by putting on red lipstick, blotting it off, putting powder over that, then reapplying the lipstick. But she’s not 100 percent perfect about maintaining her looks. She admits her nighttime routine is this simple: “I take my contacts out, wash my face, put on night cream and put on my glasses so I can watch Friends,” she said. “Sometimes I forget to wash off my makeup. OK — almost all the time.”

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