Carrie Underwood continues her reign as America’s sweetheart in her new sweet-as-pie — no, make that sweet-as-frosted-cake — commercial for Almay. In the ad, the makeup brand’s ambassador is a heavy dose of utterly adorable as she ices a cake while revealing her “guilt-free pleasure:” the brand’s Smart Shade Butter Kiss lipstick. Her favorite thing about the shades? How fool-proof they are. “I got the pleasure of getting a sneak peek of them way before anybody else,” Underwood tells PEOPLE. “I love that the names aren’t anything crazy, just things like ‘light berry,’ so even I can’t mess up!”
Not that the star is in much danger of that. The “All-American Girl” singer (and ad campaign star) is an old hand when it comes to doing her tour hair and makeup and once said “I don’t think I ever have makeup-free days, to be honest.” But when it comes to her personal beauty icons, she likes the “normal and natural” look. “I’ve always loved Reese Witherspoon. She kind of seems like a normal person in general. Any time I’ve ever talked to her, she’s just super sweet,” she says. “She just looks kind of like that all-American girl, you know?”
In a photo from the set, Underwood displays a childhood photo with her mom, and the sweet image gets us all the more excited for the 31-year-old expectant star to meet her son. The singer, who describes her day to day beauty look as “quick and effortless,” says she’s trying to pare down even more as she prepares for her new arrival.
“I’ve become friends with the round brush so I can style my hair as I blow it dry instead of blowing it dry then trying to curl it, which takes up a large portion of my time,” she says. “I still want to feel good about myself even as I’m just bopping around the house taking care of baby, but I wanted to try some new things that might make my life a little bit more simple!”
And don’t look for her to become schlubby just because she’s up all night feeding and changing diapers. “I like my comfy clothes, but I always have to have my hair and makeup somewhat done,” she says. “I might be wearing sweat pants but the rest of me is done up!”
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