Leighton Meester is one of Hollywood’s brightest young stars, and the latest to sign a beauty deal that will put her long, flowing locks in the spotlight. Herbal Essences has tapped Meester, who is actually a natural blonde, to be a global ambassador, appearing in print advertorials and on its web site and Facebook page. Fresh off of filming Gossip Girl, in which she stars as the devilish Blair Waldorf, Meester has had little time to rest: she can now be seen alongside Steve Carell and Tina Fey in the comedy Date Night, she will play Rebecca in the upcoming thriller The Roommate and she just wrapped filming Love Don’t Let Me Down, a country music drama with Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim Mcgraw. In between all of this, the 24-year-old, who has also released an album, took time out to talk about her fresh-faced beauty evolution and why she leaves red-carpet beauty choices to the experts.
WWD: What do you consider your best beauty asset? Leighton Meester: Versatility. I try different looks and I’m happy that I can achieve them and not look like a clown. I like to have fun with hair and makeup.
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