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Gwen Stefani's totally unfeminist attitude about makeup

As the owner of Bloom Creatives, Caroline Gutierrez Goddard tells stories with words and photos -- and as such, is a regular contributor here at SheKnows.

Just a girl

It's no secret Gwen Stefani loves makeup -- one look at her trademark fire-engine red pout tells you that. But why does she wear a full face all day, every day? The answer might surprise you.

Gwen Stefani

Her song "Just a Girl" became the feminist hit of the '90s, but Gwen Stefani has a surprisingly old fashioned attitude towards beauty rituals. The No Doubt singer, known for her full face of makeup and trademark red lipstick, revealed the reason why she wears it: Her husband, Gavin Rossdale.

In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, Stefani said, "I like to make my husband like me more, and he likes it when I'm wearing makeup."

"I've always been a girl who loves to dress up," she continued. "I already put my makeup on twice today: I put it on to take my kid to school, and then I went home, washed my face, and put it on again to have lunch with you."

She also said she keeps in shape not for health, but to make sure she fits into the clothing sample sizes that designers send over for her to wear.

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"I hate talking about my body [all the time]; it's ridiculous," she told the mag. "There is no secret: You just have to eat healthy, work out, and torture yourself!"

"But it's more for my brain than it is for my body… I like to wear clothes too much, so I try to keep focused."

Of course, she really doesn't care what we think about how she lives her life, so it doesn't matter. "That someone would say something untrue or bad about me doesn't bother me. It's like water off a duck's back," Stefani said. "None of that stuff matters. There's something in me, being this passive person, that those kinds of things don't upset me. I know they can say anything; they can just make something up. But what are you going to do? It's not part of my reality, so it's okay."

Catch Gwen Stefani and No Doubt on their new album Push and Shove available in September.

Image courtesy Haper's Bazaar
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