We caught up with Camila Cabello during the launch of her limited-edition Havana collection—the first celebrity-designed collection L’Oréal Paris had ever released—in Malibu, California. Here’s what she had to say: 

CHANGE OF HEART “Maybe it’s a 21-year-old thing, but I’ve just realized that when it comes to your face and hair, you can’t take it so seriously. They’re a frickin’ canvas! Do as many things as you want to them. I used to do the same liner, the same hairstyle and the same French nails every day. Then I was like, ‘This is boring,’ and I rebelled against myself.” 

BEAUTY MEMO “On a regular day, I’ll do mascara and lipgloss—and maybe tinted moisturizer and blush. I love doing face masks—they’re like self-care for me.” 

LUNCH BREAK “I’m a huge foodie. I was in Philly recently, and they have an indoor market called Reading Terminal where there’s this place called Beck’s Cajun Cafe. They have New Orleans jambalaya, gumbo, fried shrimp and cornbread. Oh, my God. It was the most incredible thing ever. I thought I was going to have a heart attack after, but it was so worth it.” 

FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT “Probably Dogs of New York [@dogs_ny].” 


ON TOURING WITH TAYLOR SWIFT “Sometimes I’ll go to her dressing room and we’ll just talk about love and boys. She gives me tons of good advice.” 

FRAGRANT THOUGHTS “I love fragrance. Right now, I wear this Julia Roberts perfume from Lancôme called La Vie Est Belle.” 

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR FREE TIME? “My ideal day off is a Harry Potter marathon with dark chocolate. And pizza. And cheese.” [Laughs] 


L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Blush in Bashful ($19); L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox Mask ($15); Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum Spray ($115 for 50 mL); Laura Slack Handmade Luxury Chocolate ($7). 


This article originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of ELLE Canada.