Who’s the most beautiful person you’ve ever met? ‘Emma Thompson springs to mind, she’s a lovely woman. [Singer] Patti Smith is amazing– she seems really youthful but with the wisdom of someone who has been on the earth for a thousand years. And I really respect [director] Sofia Coppola and her artistic sensibilities.
How do you cope with days when you don’t feel so happy in your skin? I cope by putting them into perspective. If I’m having a bad day I just remind myself to be thankful that my body works and that I’m healthy, and I try to focus on the things that are going right about my day.
What are you latest beauty finds? There’s a hairbrush called Tangle Teezer– I love it because I can brush my hair when it’s wet without breaking it, and it makes my blow-dry look really good. But I also like those towelling head wraps that let my hair dry naturally, so I don’t have to blow-dry it every time. I’ve also been using eyelash curlers a lot– I never used to but they really make a difference. And I’m obsessed with Lancome’s tinted lip balms, especially the Rose Macaron!
How do you look after those amazing eyebrows? I thread them because you can get more of a natural curve and line than you get with waxing. I go to Blink Brow Bars in London; they’re really great. Any secret beauty sins? I keep an emergency pack of makeup-remover wipes by my bed for when I’m too tired and really don’t want to go through the whole process.
What about beauty skills you just can’t get the hang of? I’m a bit hopeless when it comes to my hair. I tend to just tie it back– it always looks a bit of a mess. How would you describe your beauty style? Clean and classic. I have quite a small face, so if I start putting on a lot of makeup it’s really noticeable. I’ve had people try to do big, dark smoky eyes on me and it just looks like I’ve been punched in the eye. So I stopped doing that.
What beauty trick is guaranteed to make you feel sexy? On a recent photoshoot we used a dark brown smoky eyeliner on my inner eye rims, then teamed it with a dark red lipstick. That look definitely made me feel sexy.
How do you chill out? I do ashtanga yoga, which I really like; it feels like a dance to me. And I’m trying to learn to meditate. I’ve found it really hard, but I’m getting better. There are great apps that talk you through the process, or I work with my yoga teacher, James Reeves.Around the web