Interview: Jane Fonda Shares Her ‘Activism Face’ Makeup Routine

As much Fonda jokes about her age, she also embraces it — and that includes her hair. “I’ve let my hair go gray,” Fonda says. “But my hairstylist is very talented, and he styles my hair in a way that is very youthful and chic-looking.”

When Fonda does venture out these days, she says she has adapted her makeup routine to the ways her skin has changed with age. “If I’m gonna go out to large protest or something, I highlight under my eyes,” she tells Allure. “I’m almost 83 years old. I’ve got dark circles, and I need to put highlight under my eyes.”

In fact, she has an entire protest makeup routine. “I put some blush on, I put a black liner on my eyes, I curl my eyelashes, I put black mascara on the upper lashes and the lower lashes,” she says. “As you get older, the line of your lips gets less distinct, so I have to use a lip pencil, and then I put lipstick on. Sometimes I use a bright red lipstick, sometimes I use a pale pink lipstick. That’s my activism face.”

Clearly, giving her time and passion to important causes like climate change and the rights of indigenous peoples has never conflicted with Fonda’s love of glamour and beauty — and she wants people to know that there’s nothing irreconcilable about that.

“It’s important for people to know that [just] because you’re an activist and a feminist doesn’t mean that you can’t look good,” she says. “Being an activist is fun. It’s not like you have to eat your broccoli. It’s actually full of joy and fun and making friends and having a good time.”

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