When we see celebrities walk the red carpet at awards shows or grace the cover of our favorite magazines, it's often easy to forget they've spent hours with a team of the industry's top experts beautifying their skin, teasing their hair, and transforming from an average human being to a megastar.
In an interview with Refinery29, the mother of two revealed that she doesn't want her 2-year-old, James, and 4-month-old, Ines, growing up thinking perfection is the ideal.
"What little girls are seeing isn't what [these celebrities] look like when they wake up in the morning — even though it's no less beautiful," she says.
The 29-year-old has been vocal in the past about the unrealistic beauty standards put on women around the world, posting several images of herself on Instagram in the makeup chair to highlight the help she receives prior to attending award shows and events.
The Shallows actress, who is married to fellow actor Ryan Reynolds, is a spokesperson for L'Oreal, and she explained that even though she is grateful for her A-list status and her ability to call on makeup artists and hair stylists for assistance before public appearances, she doesn't want her daughters believing this is the norm.
"There's this awareness of what they're going to be exposed to and what they grow up seeing," Lively told Refinery29.
"For me, it's important for my daughters to know that it's not real life. They're seeing me dressed up in all this hair and makeup, but they also see me without that. I want them to see both sides, because there is never just one side," she added.
We couldn't have said it better ourselves, Blake.