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THE VANITY DIARIES: ANYA TAYLOR-JOY

NINE-HOUR STINTS AT THE HAIRDRESSE­RS AND OLIVE OIL AS A CURE-ALL… THE ACTOR SHARES HER BEAUTY SECRETS

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The actor shares her beauty secrets, from her reliance on olive oil to why she can’t resist scented candles

I HIT THE SACK AT… 8pm ideally, but realistica­lly around 11.3Opm; my brain won’t shut up!

I WAKE UP AT… 4am, thanks to my current shooting schedule.

THE FIRST THING PAST MY LIPS IS… Black coffee, no messing. It’s never too early for coffee.

MY MAKE-UP ROUTINE… Takes no time. I wash my face, follow with SkinCeutic­als Mineral Radiance UV Defense SPF5O, £41 – it’s tinted, so gives you a little something while protecting skin. If I’m going out, I’ll pop on Lancôme’s Hypnôse Mascara and a purple lip. I use SkinCeutic­als Phyto Corrective when I’m nervous and cameras are going off – it calms down my redness.

I EXERCISE… The whole day feels like exercise, waking up at 4am and going straight to work. I want to get back into ballet and hip-hop dance classes. They help me to focus on one moment clearly.

WHEN I LOOK IN THE MIRROR I SEE… Someone in control. I’m normally giving 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 I’m doing my best.

MY LAST 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.

MY FRIDGE IS FILLED WITH… Apple cider vinegar. I have one instead of a beer.

CRAZIEST THING I’VE DONE FOR BEAUTY… Spending 9.5 hours at the

hairdresse­r to dye my hair black. I looked like a satellite with all that foil in my hair.

MY BIGGEST INDULGENCE IS…

Candles. I was on the verge of an anxiety attack, and I ran in to Diptyque and bought some ridiculous­ly expensive candles. It’s the most absurd thing I’ve done.

TELL US A SECRET… I coat myself in olive oil when I get sunburnt or have a bruise. My mum taught me to do it when I was little.

I DEAL 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.

MY LAST TREATMENT… Cryotherap­y. I’m into anything ridiculous. Anya is the face of Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Dew

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