Gwen Stefani, 42, gets glam on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar‘s September issue, and opens up about her high-maintenance style, her sons Kingston, 6, and Zuma, nearly 4, and juggling her career and motherhood.
On motherhood: “It’s superfun being a mom, but it’s hard too. Finding that balance between work and family is the hardest thing I’ve ever done—by far.”
On Kingston’s latest fad: “He just discovered superheroes, and he’s obsessed. It was like when I discovered Marilyn Monroe: ob-sess-ed.”
On maintaining her svelte figure: “There is no secret: You just have to eat healthy, work out and torture yourself!” She adds, “I like to wear clothes too much, so I try to keep focused.”
On her high-maintenance beauty regimes: “I’ve always been a girl who loves to dress up. I already put my makeup on twice today: I put it on to take my kid to school, and then I went home, washed my face, and put it on again to have lunch with you.” She even wears it at home because “I like to make my husband like me more. And he likes it when I’m wearing makeup.”