When she goes to bed

“At 8 p.m. ideally, but realistically around 11:30 p.m.—my brain won’t shut up.”

What time she wakes up

“At 4 a.m., thanks to my current shooting schedule.”

The first thing that passes her lips

“Black coffee, no messing. It’s never too early for coffee.”

Her skincare routine

“It takes no time. I wash my face and [then apply] SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 Sunscreen; it’s tinted, so it gives you a little something while protecting your skin. I mist, hydrate and use sunscreen every day. I use SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Mask when I’m nervous and cameras are [going to be] going off—it calms my redness.”

Her makeup routine

“I always carry a lipstick, the colour of which depends on what colour I’ve dyed my hair at that moment. If I’m going out, I’ll pop on Lancôme’s Hypnôse Mascara and a purple lip.” How she exercises “Waking up at 4 a.m. and going straight to work, the whole day feels like exercise. I want to get back into ballet and hip-hop dance classes. They help me focus [and stay in the] moment.”

When she looks in the mirror, she sees…

“Someone in control. I [often] give myself a pep talk: ‘You need to get out and do this now.’ I’ve suffered from anxiety, so it’s important to tell myself that I’m doing my best.”

Her favourite fragrance

“Flowerbomb Dew by Viktor & Rolf. I wear fragrance more for myself than for others—I use scent to self-soothe—even though it’s obviously wonderful when people tell you that you smell lovely. I really am in love with this scent and the fact that it fits so perfectly with my being at peace with myself.”

Her first memory of smell

“My dad’s scent. He used to wear his cologne, and I remember it so distinctly—it was woody. Another memory is the first perfume my mum ever bought for me— it was blackberry. I travelled a lot as a child, and scents to me were a fingerprint of a place, a person, a being, a passport.”

Her latest beauty buy

“YSL Beauty’s Touche Éclat. A fan once left a note that said ‘I wanted to say hello, but you looked so tired.’ I was like, ‘I’ll work on it.’” What’s in her fridge “Apple cider vinegar. I have it instead of beer.”

Her diet

“I’m vegan. I became a vegetarian at eight years old for animal rights’ reasons; it’s sometimes tough with travel and my schedule. My all-time [favourite] elixir is miso soup—I can eat it at any time of the day, including first thing in the morning as I feel it replenishes salts after a night of sleep. I love all Asian food; I can always eat seaweed. But I also eat things that make my heart happy—like pizza, for example, which I enjoy every bite of.”

The craziest thing she has done for beauty

“Spending 9.5 hours at the hairdresser’s to dye my hair black. I looked like a satellite with all that foil.” Her biggest indulgence “Candles. I was on the verge of an anxiety attack, and I ran into Diptyque and bought some candles. It’s the most absurd thing I’ve done.”

Her best beauty tip

“Sleep! I’m working six days a week on a film project at the moment, and I’ve realized that passion really can take you anywhere as long as you’re attempting to take care of your physical being, especially [through] sleep. I’ve really learned about the importance of sleep this year—it’s a game-changer!”

The best beauty advice she has ever received

“It was from my mum: I coat myself in olive oil when I get sunburned or have a bruise. She taught me to do that when I was little.”

A secret she can share

“The most important thing you can do in life is learn to love yourself. It’s so important to nurture yourself—to love every perfection, imperfection and quirk. This adds to your sense of self and self-love.”

How she deals with stress

“By taking a step back and saying ‘No one is dying. You’re not a surgeon. Everything will be fine.’”

Vanity is…

“A word used wrongly to try to put women in a box. If you care about the way you look, go for it—live your life.”

Her most recent treatment

“Cryotherapy. I’m into anything ridiculous!”

Her philosophy

“We should all know how important it is to date ourselves and not say yes to everything. It’s important to say no and choose things that nourish us—like saying ‘No, I’d rather not go out tonight; I want to write poetry or take a really long walk with my thoughts.’”

How she unwinds

“Dancing. It is meditation [through] movement for me. I really like to play my music, stomp my feet and dance like a crazy person in my bedroom!”

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