New mom Blake Lively brings her beauty to the May 2015 cover of Allure Magazine. On the cover shot by Mario Testino, Blake is wearing crisp white cotton JIL SANDER shirt. For her beauty look, Charlotte Tilbury applied an illuminating primer to her skin, then swirled bronzer on her cheekbones and temples, brushed shadow across her lids, and dabbed clear gloss over nude lip liner.
In the issue, Blake talks about her new film 'Age of Adaline', breast-feeding, launching 'Preserve' and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from Blake's interview. For more details, go to Allure.com and pick up a copy on newsstand April 21st.
On having & doing it all:
"Most of the things I do are all-consuming, but somehow I find a way to do it all. But it's dangerous to dilute that to a catchphrase. Having it all could be having a happy, healthy family, and you could be a mom who stays at home, and that is the most admirable thing you could do. Or it could be having a profession that you really believe in, and not having a family, and doing what fulfills you. What's risky is reducing anyone's lifestyle choice to a sound bite. If it's not a part of a conversation with someone face-to-face, those bites are why women tear each other apart or why the media will tear people apart."
On her new film 'Age of Adaline':
"People are obsessed with beauty and youth and with looking and feeling young forever. But look at a woman who is granted that: She's trapped, because it's tragic to be young forever. And also, having a child makes you realize that we pass on for a reason. You think, I have to go, because it makes room for you."
On what she wanted to do after 'Gossip Girl' ended & launching 'Preserve':
"I wanted to reset. It taps into so many of my own passions, but it also is a business that I can control. If I can be successful at this, I have security for my family and my babies. I'm in a profession, acting, where it's really for-hire—I offer a service that people hire out. I love it, but it's not something I can control."
"I'm, like, driving down the road, pumping. She should have her privacy until she chooses not to have her privacy, just as I got to choose and my husband got to choose."