Vanessa Hudgens on expressing herself through beauty

Throughout her decades-long career in Hollywood, Vanessa Hudgens has long been experimenting with beauty and fashion on-and-off the big screen.

"I started getting into beauty when I was probably 5 years old and I've always just loved it so much because you can literally turn yourself into whoever you want to be. I've always loved it as a means of expression and I still do," Hudgens told AOL at the NYC launch of her nail polish collection with SinfulColors.

"I can't think of something that I do mindlessly. I feel like fashion and beauty is a place to express yourself. I know that my look changes constantly and every day. Sometimes multiple times a day depending on my mood. I just feel like it's an amazing thing to be able to celebrate as a woman," she explained on self-expression.

The Vanessa Hudgens x SinfulColors nail polish collaboration, which is inspired by galactic colors, sold out in less than 48-hours after it launched and was just recently restocked on Amazon

"I've done a few collection with SinfulColors now and we always have the best time. For this collection called 'Cosmic Dreams' I wanted to do something a little bit different and I thought what's a better place to look for inspiration than space! I love astrology and I love constellations and galaxies," Hudgens said. "It's just always the most incredibly stunning in photographs that I see. So I wanted to take those colors and glam them up a little bit by adding metallics and glitters and then we created a top coat called the 'SinfulShine' which gives you a gel-effect at home. They are super shiny and long lasting and you can do it yourself!"

As for her beauty must-haves?  "This SinfulColors top coat because it's always nice to spruce up your nails and make them extra shiny. A good mascara. I'm using one right now by Thrive Causemetics. It peals off with water so that when you take off your makeup it doesn't smudge all over your face. And "Drunk Elephant's Lip Balm," she added.

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Vanessa Hudgens attends the launch of her SinfulColors collaboration in NYC.
Vanessa Hudgens attends the launch of her SinfulColors collaboration in NYC.
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 22: Vanessa Hudgens attends the launch of 'Bubble Witch 3' at Venue 57 on March 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 17: Vanessa Hudgens is seen on March 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG003/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
POWERLESS -- 'Van Of The Year' Episode 104 -- Pictured: (l-r) Ron Funches as Ron, Vanessa Hudgens as Emily, Danny Pudi as Teddy, Christina Kirk as Jackie -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 16: Vanessa Hudgens greets the audience during 'The Late Late Show with James Corden,' Thursday, March 16, 2017 (12:35 PM-1:37 AM ET/PT) On The CBS Television Network. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 15: Vanessa Hudgens is seen on March 15, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG001/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Vanessa Hudgens at the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar viewing party held at The City of West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. PHOTOGRAPH BY John Rasimus / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read John Rasimus / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
POWERLESS -- 'Van Of The Year' Episode 104 -- Pictured: (l-r) Vanessa Hudgens as Emily, Christina Kirk as Jackie -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0613 -- Pictured: Actress Vanessa Hudgens during an interview on January 30, 2017 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Actress Vanessa Hudgens is seen in MIdtown on January 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
HALLANDALE, FL - JANUARY 28: Vanessa Hudgens attends the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on January 28, 2017 in Hallandale, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/WireImage)
POWERLESS -- 'I'ma Friend You' Episode 108 -- Pictured: Vanessa Hudgens as Emily -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Vanessa Hudgens of 'Powerless' poses for a portrait in the NBCUniversal Press Tour portrait studio at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 18, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by: Maarten de Boer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) NUP_176963_3147.jpg
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 18: Vanessa Hudgens attends the 2017 NBCUniversal Winter Press Tour - Day 2 at Langham Hotel on January 18, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Vanessa Hudgens arrives at the 18th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Vanessa Hudgens attends The 2017 InStyle and Warner Bros. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for InStyle)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Vanessa Hudgens (L) hosts Just Dance 2017 Friendsgiving on November 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Ubisoft)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Actress Vanessa Hudgens arrives at the 23rd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Actresses Vanessa Hudgens (L) and Shay Mitchell attend the 23rd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for ELLE)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: Vanessa Hudgens is seen on October 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG009/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Actress Vanessa Hudgens attends the 7th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 15, 2016 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/WireImage for Fashion Media )
BUENA PARK, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Vanessa Hudgens attends the Knott's Scary Farm Black Carpet on September 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Singer/actress Vanessa Hudgens attends the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards held at Microsoft Theater on September 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Vanessa Hudgens attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - FEBRUARY 02: Vanessa Hudgens attends the 8th Annual NFL Honors at The Fox Theatre on February 02, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 17: Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler attend the Haute Living and Jaquet Droz Honoring of Vanessa Hudgens at A.O.C. on January 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Haute Living)
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