WITH katie holmes
IT’S NOT EVERY DAY ONE SITS AWAITING A CALL FROM ACTRESS KATIE HOLMES IN NEW YORK, TO CHAT ABOUT HER RECENT COLLABORATION WITH BEAUTY LEGEND BOBBI BROWN. THEN MY PHONE RINGS AND A VERY FRIENDLY VOICE SHARES HER TOP BEAUTY TIPS…
‘the first thing I do in the morning is apply Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Face Cream. I have normal skin but, because it’s winter here, I can’t live without this product right now. I prefer minimum make-up. I just don’t have the face to carry off a very drastic look, like dark lips. It looks too obvious on me.
My first-ever beauty purchase was a Bonne Bell lip gloss and I still like a good lip gloss. Nowadays, I use Bobbi Brown’s Master Lip Gloss.
Other beauty products I just can’t do without include Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer and the Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks, which is a twoin-one product, so it saves time. My favourite perfume is Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom and my favourite smell in the world is lavender.
I travel quite a bit, so I pack a hydrating serum, a facial mask and I drink lots of water to keep my skin hydrated during the flight. I’m an eyeliner girl, so I would choose an eyeliner over a lipstick.What I’d like to teach my daughter about beauty is that it’s definitely better to be intelligent than to be beautiful. The last book I read was
by Daniel Alarcón. I know it’s important to take time for youself – to get a facial, or get a manicure, or read that book that’s been sitting on my night stand for ages.
I really like Bobbi’s philosophy that you are already beautiful but [make-up] makes you feel stronger and better. While you don’t want to walk around depending on your beauty, it’s nice to have products out there that help you when you haven’t slept enough. Or if you are going to a big meeting and you’re nervous,it just might be a lipstick that gives you the confidence you need. Lipstick is like the universal equalizer, actually. I haven’t met a woman that doesn’t love it.
My favourite place in the world is New York, because it’s home. When it comes to fashion, I love Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, YSL, Valentino and Isabel Marant. It’s exciting to be part of the glamour, but I remember that it’s a business and that glamour is created for business. I remind myself that I have the life I want. I live in the city I want. And I find happiness in what I have.’
At Night We Walk in BOBBI BROWN BOBBI & KATIE PALETTE, R1 025.
BOBBI BROWN POT ROUGE FOR LIPS & CHEEKS IN PALE PINK,
BOBBI BROWN HYDRATING FACE CREAM, 50ML, R650. BOBBI BROWN
MASTER LIP GLOSS IN PINK
JO MALONE ORANGE BLOSSOM FRAGRANCE, 100ML, R1 155. KATIE HOLMES WITH BOBBI BROWN.