Hello, everyone! Lina here. 🙂
Emma Watson, our eternal Hermione and now our inspiring Belle, has been all over the place. I adore her since Harry Potter and along the years was always fascinating to me how little her face has changed since The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) when she was 14 years old.
Recently, I’ve come across an interview of Emma to the website Into The Gloss where she talks about her beauty routine in her own words. Among many things she tells about her love for natural products (YAY!), her curiosity and passion for makeup since she was a kid and shares her organic and mindful routine from head-to-toe, including her pubic hair oil.
You can read the entire interview here. I will highlight my favourite parts for you.
“Recently I’ve become super interested in sustainability and transparency and understanding what I’m putting on my face and on my body. It’s been a fun little mission to see how far I can go with it… Can I create a completely sustainable wardrobe? Can I dress sustainably on the red carpet? Can I put together a hair and makeup look with completely organic products? I needed to figure out if it was achievable or not. You can’t talk the talk if you don’t walk the walk. So that’s what I’ve been discovering over the past couple of years.”
“I’m like a magpie running around trying out new products. Most of my routine keeps to an 80/20 philosophy because it’s very difficult to be a complete purist, especially when working in the film industry. You can end up driving yourself a bit mad and make it more stressful than it should be. Sometimes you just need a mascara to be waterproof and that’s OK.”
“The object for me when applying makeup is you should be able to see as much skin as possible. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve embraced my freckles much more and I want to be able to see them. When we were filming Beauty and the Beast, I insisted on keeping my freckles as a part of the movie. There are so many young girls who are going through puberty who really hate having them, so I felt the need to say that I have them and that I think the look of natural skin is beautiful. I didn’t want to get blanked out!”
“No matter what, I always wash my face at night. I could get back from a shoot at 4 AM and still cleanse, tone, and moisturize before going to bed. People are amazed by this, but it’s just one of those self-care practices that I really enjoy. I think it’s because, when I was going through puberty—particularly around ages 14 and 15—I had really bad skin. So when you get in a good place with your skin, you really appreciate it and try to take care of it.”
“[…] but I’ve never been big on masks! I guess I don’t totally buy into it… I do exfoliate […] once a week because I think exfoliating is important. But masks? Meh.”
“It’s funny—I was just talking to my friend before this about how in the Instagram era it’s so easy to edit your life so that it looks perfect. But I bleach my top lip and tweeze my eyebrows and you’d never get to see that, even though it’s a part of my routine. There’s still so much shame around the things you do to get ready while you’ve got a towel wrapped around your head. It’s important to me not to edit that out. I’ve been bleaching my top lip since I was nine. I don’t do it very often, but I do it! There’s that, and I use Fur Oil. I’ll use that anywhere from the ends of my hair to my eyebrows to my pubic hair. It’s an amazing all-purpose product.”
“Weirdly, I often don’t wear nail polish on my hands in my day-to-day life. It doesn’t seem like a useful way to spend my time when it will be destroyed within minutes. But I love, love, love having my toenails crazy colors.”
I gotta admit that altogether was a very surprising and interesting interview and just makes me adore her even more.
Also, I was quite interested in the Fur Oil she mentioned, so I did my research. The key ingredients are Grapeseed and Jojoba Oils with vitamins A and E to soften and condition pubic hair; Tea Tree Oil is antimicrobial and helps to clear pores and minimize ingrown hairs; and Clary Sage Seed Oil, which has healing properties to soothe and reduce inflammation for healthier skin over time.
Hope you’ve liked it!
Many kisses and see you soon! 🙂
Source: Into The Gloss
Photos: Olivia Richardson