Gwen Stefani admits she's rarely without makeup, keeping it on at home to please husband Gavin Rossdale.
"I like to make my husband like me more," she told Harper's Bazaar magazine, with a laugh. "And he likes it when I'm wearing makeup."
The No Doubt frontwoman admitted she sometimes applies her face paint more than once a day.
"I've always been a girl who loves to dress up," she told the mag, which features the singer on its September 2012 cover. "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 [Harper's Bazaar]."
Gwen is known for her sleek shape, and she said it continues to be the result of hard, hard work.
"There is no secret: You just have to eat healthy, work out, and torture yourself," she said.
Mother to two sons - Kingston, 6, and Zuma, nearly 4 - Gwen told the mag she - like many moms -- finds it difficult to be a working parent.
"It's super fun 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," she said.
As a rocker, and designer, Gwen is in the spotlight, but she said she can shake off criticism easier than most.
"That someone would say something untrue or bad about me doesn't bother me. It's like water off a duck's back," she told the mag.
Speaking about rumors that have hit the tabloids over the years about her marriage, Gwen said, "None of that stuff matters. There's something in me, being this passive person, that those kinds of things don't upset me. I know they can say anything; they can just make something up. But what are you going to do? It's not part of my reality, so it's OK."
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