Lea Michele has had a whirlwind year filled with major ups and downs, and in her new book Brunette Ambition, the Glee star is opening up and sharing intimate life stories and motivational advice.
The 27-year-old beauty covers everything from her fashion tips, skincare rituals, fitness routine and favorite recipes.
Here are some standout tidbits from the lifestyle guide, which hits stands May 13.
1. She stole a little makeup trick from Carrie Bradshaw.
It's hard to believe but the glamorous actress has struggled with acne just like the rest of us mere mortals.
"I've been on Accutane twice. In fact, you know those kids who become nearly suicidal about their acne? I've walked that fine line. It was impossible at times to look beyond my pimple-ridden skin or to imagine a time when I wouldn't have to spackle my face just to leave my bedroom."
So, how did she disguise those blemishes?
"Hilariously, I thought I had picked up a great concealing trick from Sex and the City, when Carrie uses black eyeliner to turn a zit into a beauty mark. Brilliant, except my skin was so bad I needed about sixteen beauty marks. I went out with girlfriends with black dots all over my face thinking I had the world fooled. They took one look at me and asked, "What...did you do to your face?"