Rebel Wilson Is 41, Crushing It, and Finally "Stepping Into Her Own Power"

Say hello to Unfiltered, a fresh, new beauty series that gives you an exclusive insight into the disguised beauty routines of our favorite stars. They'll reveal their guilty beauty practices, the five minute routine lineup they can't live without, that one good skin tip they'll be forever grateful for, and much more. To close every conversation, we ask every celebrity to send us a selection of self-made, filter-free photos of their choice in order to capture the essence of their unfiltered beauty philosophy.
Next up, we meet Olly's newest brand ambassador and Pitch Perfect actress, Rebel Wilson. As a product junkie and beauty enthusiast, she answers all of our quick-fire questions and shares her best-kept beauty secrets below. Enjoy!
If you had to leave the house in five minutes, what basic beauty products would you use?
I definitely have my little things that I use when I need to look presentable quickly: Dior Addict Lip Glow ($ 35) - it's a lipstick, but also a kind of gloss. It's really easy and you don't even need a mirror to put it on. I always use Givenchy Noir Couture waterproof mascara ($ 33) because my eyes pucker up quite a lot when I smile, so I always use waterproof mascara to keep my mascara from getting over my lids. Then I grabbed Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz ($ 23) to raise a bit of an eyebrow when I stop at a traffic light and to finish Charlotte Tilbury's eye shadow pencil in Amethyst Aphrodisiac ($ 27).
What is your skin routine like on days when you're not working or just staying in town, both mornings and evenings?
You know, I used to take more steps, but I usually just clean up in the mornings with something simple, like Dermalogica's UltraCalming Cleanser ($ 39). I also love the SK-II products because I'm in London and it's a little dry. I love their eye cream ($ 139), serum ($ 245), and moisturizer ($ 235). And then I'll always put on Dermalogica's 50 SP ($ 75) sunscreen because I'm fair enough, but I love being out in the sun. Wearing sunscreen every day is something that is ingrained in me as an Australian. It's pretty much the same stuff at night, except when it's been a long day and I have a lot of makeup to remove from work, I'll be using Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliiant Exfoliator ($ 59) in the shower.
Your skin is amazing! If you had to choose one thing that made the most difference, which one would it be?
I like an IPL laser. It is a laser that eliminates sun damage. I love it. I think my skin is very responsive to lasers, so I get a bit of maintenance about once a year, mostly to clean up sun damage. I think it's a good investment as sun damage can potentially lead to skin cancer later in life. I think this is almost preventive in a way.
What's one thing about your beauty routine that would surprise people?
In all honesty, I don't think I'm doing anything too crazy! It's kind of cool to be asked beauty questions because I've always been the girl who essentially came out of the bush in Australia, so I really grew up with zero beauty routine and zero beauty knowledge. Formal aside, I don't think I got my nails done until I was 25! I went to a girls' college so I really didn't care how I looked or how I presented myself. So I try to think ... Oh god, what would be surprising? Maybe if people just saw the number of products I have. My bathroom is overcrowded right now. I really like trying new things, so there are piles and piles of beauty products everywhere.
I know you mentioned lasers, but do you have other beauty indulgences or guilty joys that you love?
Everything from SK-II is pretty forgiving. Their masks cost $ 35 each for one-time use, at least in Australia. At Christmas, my grandma, who is just the cutest, would often get two SK-II masks that she had to pay $ 70 for and I thought this is just the most thoughtful gift because she knows how much I love her and that I use them on airplanes. But yes, for most people, I think these masks are a very forgiving expense!
Health and beauty are so closely related - do you have self-care practices that will help give you a boost both mentally and physically?
Definitely my Olly supplements - it's just that easy to add them to my routine. They have all of the vitamins and minerals I need and I like having them in the afternoon, almost like a little pick-me-up in the afternoon. I also really enjoy working out in the morning when I can, it just gets me going and stretching is great too. I am always worried about injuries as I do a lot of physical things for my job. That's why I'm all about injury prevention - I stretch my legs and back, just making sure everything feels good before work. I really want to try Pilates too - I haven't done it yet, but I want to get into it because I feel it might help me with my posture. Oh! Another thing I've tried is to drink two bottles of water before doing something different each morning. It may take a while, but I think it helps.
Okay, I have to rewind back to Olly because you have so many great options. Actually, I'm addicted. What are your favorites
In the truest sense of the word, they are all so delicious! But I definitely have a few that I'm really drawn to. I take The Essential Prenatal ($ 17) which I think is good for a lot of women in their thirties and forties. My other everyday ones are the Undeniable Beauty ($ 11) because they contain biotin and keratin for skin, hair, and nail health. As an actress, my skin, hair and nails take a lot of damage. That's why I try to keep this as low as possible with the help of dietary supplements. And when I've had a stressful day, I take two of the gummy bears goodbye stress ($ 12) for a calmer and more peaceful state of mind. And then every night - I have them here because I bring them everywhere - I take Sleep Melatonin gummies ($ 11). I got so many people into it and I am personally shipping them to Australia because you can't buy them there yet. Everyone loves them! They are like a bedtime treat.
On the way to health and wellness, you declared 2020 the “Year of Health” on Instagram last year. What kind of changes have you implemented and how are you feeling now?
You know, I never really chose a whole lifestyle to get healthier. I was learning about fertility and wondering what options I might have in the future to raise a family and the doctor said that it really was the best way to be as healthy as possible. So I thought, "Okay, it's not just about losing weight, it's your overall health too." I've always loved going to the gym and being active, so I've been pretty consistent about working out about six days a week. But the food, [laughs] I had terrible eating habits. I basically only ate carbohydrates, so I saw a nutritionist and learned to prioritize protein and other major food groups that I was missing out on, which actually helped reduce cravings.
But the biggest difference, and the reason these other changes really started to work for me last year, was fighting emotional eating - it's my biggest vice. Before this transformation, I would come home and maybe eat a whole pizza, or a whole pint of Ben & Jerry's, and I was just really using food to comfort myself after a long day. There were some behavior patterns that I really needed to change and analyze. I haven't fully resolved the problem yet, it's still there, it's just something I can manage much better now. I think everyone has vices and it's really hard - you can't exactly heal yourself from them, but you can do your best to manage them. I worked with a doctor to understand this better and it's an interesting process. You learn a lot about yourself and it's emotional, but I think this will hopefully be the key to my long-term success.
Consistency can be so challenging. What are your secrets to staying motivated?
My trainer Gunnar Peterson always says you have to have a schedule. Because if you don't have a schedule and you don't have that consistency, it can be brutal and feel too difficult. For me this is especially helpful when it comes to planning meals. One of my favorite healthy things is beef tacos - you have the beef for egg whites, cheese with good calcium, and some good protein, and then I add some lettuce, tomato, avocado, and some grated carrots. I know the last piece isn't very traditional, but I'm weird and I like to put on the carrots! I do this on a Sunday evening and then I have it Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and freeze what's left for Wednesday and Thursday. I like the consistency of just eating the same things for most of the week. I don't know, it really helps me.
If 2020 was “the year of health” what will you call 2021? Do you have exciting plans or new goals?
I'm pretty much just looking for some kind of maintenance this year. I think I lost about 60 pounds last year. So if I can just try to keep this up, it will feel like a success to me. In the past, I'd lose maybe five or ten pounds, but then I'd just regain it. Hopefully it works with my new approach to the whole lifestyle. I have a few other goals that I'm keeping a bit of a secret for now. I'm not sure I'm ready to talk more about this, but yes I have a lot of goals for this year that are not health related. So we'll see! Although it's all a bit health related, isn't it? Because if you're not healthy, you really don't have a lot.
Let's talk a little bit about aging because it's something our society is a bit obsessed with. You recently entered your 40s. How are you approaching aging and what's most exciting for you about this decade?
It's weird because I would always hear people like Oprah say that you're really in your own power in your 40s, but it's true. I am not going to put up with bullshit anymore and I have enough experience in life now to know if someone is treating me right. I know how this compares to someone who doesn't treat me right and whether I need to get them out of my life. And so it is with everything, including my career. You step into your own power. You are experienced enough but you are still young enough to crush it but now you know how to take the right steps after going through all the struggles of your 20s and 30s. And so it's really cool to be in my 40s. I just feel like I know myself a lot better - what I deserve and what I'm worth - I don't settle for the bullshit when it makes sense. Sorry to swear! [laughs].
Haha, swearing is allowed! Okay, so we're on the last question. What's your unfiltered beauty philosophy in seven words or less?
So I thought about it for a while. “To love yourself” is obvious, because for me beauty can be found in all shapes and sizes. There is something so beautiful about someone who loves and accepts their body in all forms. I know it's such a cliché to say it and it makes me pull up a face and say "Blah" but it's so true. As part of my trip last year, I found that I just haven't loved myself for so much of my life. I was feeding myself thousands of calories that I didn't need, and although I thought I was comforting myself at the time, I now realize that it wasn't really loving me or being kind to myself.
But the other thing I want to say is that the beauty is fading, but your personality is forever. I know I'm a little proud of myself now and I try to post hot pics on Instagram [laughs] but I'm someone who's never traded my looks. In fact, I've turned things that people didn't think were nice or a disadvantage - like being overweight - into a positive outcome for myself and my career. Like playing characters like Fat Amy in the Pitch Perfect movies, a character that I care about so much. Beauty can come and go - it's a capricious, superficial thing. If you've seen what I looked like in my 20s, oh my god. I had no knowledge of fashion or beauty. I had a tooth and I was really overweight, but I had a unique personality and talents. I didn't care about all of the other things, I did care about being the best unique version of myself. So try not to worry too much. Be concerned about developing your skills and personality.
Buy Rebel's Unfiltered Beauty Edit
Dior Dior Addict Lip Glow ($ 35)
Givenchy Noir Couture Waterproof Mascara ($ 33)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz ($ 23)
Charlotte Tilbury Color Chameleon Eye Shadow Stick in Amethyst Aphrodisiac ($ 27)
Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser ($ 39)
SK-II SkinPower eye cream ($ 139)
SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence Serum ($ 245)
SK-II SkinPower Cream ($ 235)
Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 Moisturizer ($ 75)
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator ($ 59)
SK-II Pitera Facial Mask - 6 Pack ($ 95)
Olly the Essential Prenatal Gummy Multivitamin ($ 17)
Olly Undeniable Beauty Gummies ($ 11)
Olly Goodbye Stress Gummies ($ 12)
Olly Sleep Melatonin Gummies ($ 11)
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