Thereâ€™s a term for how Megan carries herself. Itâ€™s called sprezzatura, an Italian word defined as â€œstudied carelessness.â€ Baldassare Castiglione used it in The Book of the Courtier to describe how courtiers make complicated tasks look natural.
Megan is exactly this: an effortless product that barely hints at the exertion it took to create. The effort, however, is not in her disdain for accessories or her preference for flats. Itâ€™s in curating the people around her and carefully editing herself to the public. â€œNo matter how nonchalant you are as a person, if the people around you are shoving it in your face that youâ€™re like this or that youâ€™re better than this person, thatâ€™s when things get dirty,â€ she says slowly. â€œI make sure everyone I work with is down-to-earth, people whoâ€™ll be good influences on my character and well-being.â€
Itâ€™s why she can get away with just cheek tint, mascara, and a brush of highlighter, the fuel to her subtle glow. Megan expectedly turns to the â€œinner beautyâ€ and â€œconfidenceâ€ angle, but like everything else, she throws in a matter-of-fact slant, too. â€œThe cliched advice would be to be confident, but you have to find that confidence.â€ She pauses before continuing, â€œItâ€™s a simple matter of finding out what make s you happyâ€
Her own sources are pretty basic. â€œCoffee. Lettering Iâ€™m not great, but it makes me happy. My crushes. Well, just one crush. My not-so-secret cruuuuush
everyone knows about,â€ she says, flashing that famous mega-watt grin. Megan shies away from revealing much about her private life. â€œIfpeople ask me, Iâ€™ll tell them, but some things I want to keep to myselfâ€ Itâ€™s not like sheâ€™s stingy with information. Curious questions can be answered with a quick visit to her Instagram, but Megan, despite being in show business, believes in her right to discretion. â€œIfyou want to keep things private, then theyâ€™ll be private. Ifyou want people to know aboutyour life, then theyâ€™ll know about it because youâ€™ll let them knowâ€ In a way, the strategy tempers the judgment that comes from living under the spotlight.
â€œWhen you have things that make you happy and you go for them, thatâ€™s where confidence starts. You find something youâ€™re great at that defines your character and makes you feel goodâ€
When that kind of beauty begins, you can pull off anything.