Selma Blair: Make-up Always “My Gorgeous War Paint”

Selma Blair: Make-up Always "My Gorgeous War Paint"

Selma Blair: Make-up Always “My Gorgeous War Paint!”

Actress Selma Blair insisted that even before she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis make-up as her “gorgeous war paint”.


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A post shared by Selma Blair (@selmablair) reports that Selma Blair opens up about having her glam done has never been “trivial” to her and is like a “superpower” that transforms her.

Selma told the May issue of Town & Country magazine:

I’ve been made up by some of the most famous make-up artists since I started acting, and I’ve felt so transformed by their make-up that I really did become a different person. It was a superpower to me, and I mean this. Make-up is not trivial to me. If anything moves the needle for me in my life — even before my diagnosis or challenges — it is my gorgeous war paint.

In 2018, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a disease in which the immune system eats at the nerves, causing pain and numbness in the body. But she is NOT letting that stop her living her life and continue acting.

MS also impacts her speech, but the 48-year-old star admitted she doesn’t care how her words come out, as long as they are spoken from “lips covered in Chanel gloss”.

The “A Guy Thing” actress added:

I don’t mind if my muscles get caught at the intersection of a slow brain signal. I just want those words to come from lips covered in Chanel gloss.

Over the past two years the “Lost In Space” actress requires a cane to help her walk, as well as having difficulty speaking.

But after undergoing treatments over the last few years – including a stem cell transplant and an “aggressive” course of chemotherapy to restart her immune system – she started to improve, and, earlier this year, she revealed she had started horse-riding again.

Selma wrote on social media at the time:

I couldn’t feel my bum or left leg on my horse. The proprioception issues, inability to sit still, spasms, twitches. Jerks. Dystonia increased. I just laughed and thought getting older is impossible! But it was MS and it got too big and I had to take a break until now.

I am at the beginning. Still. And I cannot stop smiling. I cannot. When I am at the barn. I finally have the white unicorn I cannot believe is in my life and I want to rise to the occasion.

We are so happy to hear this. Keep fighting and stay strong Selma Blair.