Can you share your experience being a Code8 ambassador and what the brand means to you? 

I’ve been working with Code8 for at least a couple of years now… maybe longer. COVID kind of made me confused about time. I find them really lovely to work with.

I think it’s about a solution to a problem. … In the marketplace, what’s trendy is makeup that’s relatively involved. There are so many places to visit to look at ways to apply makeup, like new trends from Korea and brilliant television shows with artists doing glitter-bomb stuff. I think all of that is fantastic, but we have a no-frills approach. We still want to look beautiful. We still want to feel glamorous at times, but just more like ourselves. This is a brand that enhances beauty but doesn’t repaint you as someone that’s not yourself.

How do you think that fits in with the London beauty aesthetic? 

It’s difficult because I think nowadays as everything has just become so much more globalized, it’s harder to identify looks that belong to a nationality. I see girls in London who have really thick fake lashes. I see girls in London who have a really minimalist approach which might be more affiliated with French women. I see people being really playful, kind of like the club kids of New York. These are all represented in London.

At fashion parties, I think it’s skin that looks healthy but hasn’t been caked. It depends on what kind of gal we’re talking about. There are still hipsters of 22 running the streets with neon and glitter and stickers on their faces, but then there are older women maybe in the professional space who have a cleaner, more subtle look.

One thing for sure is our hair isn’t as glamorous as in the States. I call it “American hair.” Everyone’s got thick, luscious, gorgeous hair, whereas ours is a bit more low-key. I think the Kate Moss bedhead look that was established in the ’90s went a long way. 

If you could only use one Code8 beauty product for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

The one that I use every day that I travel with is the Beauty Balm ($58). I have hyperpigmentation on my face from the sun and hormonal imbalances and a history of living essentially. That really evens out my skin tone in a way that’s a light touch. It looks like you’ve got no makeup on, which is my dream, but it offers coverage that makes me feel better about myself. 

How do Code8 products fit into your daily routine? Do you always apply makeup in the morning, or do you stash products in your bag to use on the go? 

I am strictly a morning-makeup person. I have a shower, put my clothes on, then do my makeup. I’m fashion first or at least outfit first. I need to know what I’m wearing before I take the plunge on a lip or something. [I’m] more about personality than packing it all on with makeup. It’s not going to solve my charm issue. [Laughs]

I have a friend who I really admire, and she’s so beautiful. She has perfect lipstick on all the time, and she also always has her compact out, and she’s reapplying it at the dinner table. It makes me want to put makeup on. I’m like, “Wow, that looks really elegant and cool,” but I’m not that girl. Once it’s worn off, it’s gone. 

I’m the same way. If there’s any upkeep involved, it’s not happening.

Exactly—unless I’m going out for an event in the evening. Then I’ll take a bath, wash it off, and start again. If I’m not, I just sort of slowly disintegrate throughout the day. 

Source link

By admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *