OFFSTAGE: Coloring Carrie Underwood’s World

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Picture this: a 12-year-old Carrie Underwood in purple mascara. It happened, I swear. She admitted it to InStyle magazine and said that as she was learning to dabble with makeup in her ’tween years, she tried green and blue mascara, too. (Now, though, she wears pure black on her own lashes or the $14 false Nashville Lash ones from Smoke and Mirrors Beauty .) Another hue Underwood likes these days is Bubble Bath nail polish from OPI because it “looks nice with everything.” And the color she likes best on her teeth? White, obviously. So she uses Brite Smile Whitening Toothpaste because her teeth are too sensitive to use whitening strips or have them professionally done. The one color Underwood said that she does not love so much is her hair. “I’m naturally a mousy blonde, so I get highlights to make it pop,” she said.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.