“I grew up in Greenwich, in London. My dad was an opera singer—the performing factor was within the household. I initially thought I wished to sing or do musical theater, however I used to be inspired to hitch this youth theater group known as the National Youth Music Theater. I joined, after which I went to Japan and did some musicals. I used to be 14—experiencing Japan at that age was loopy, and wonderful. But then I bought again to highschool, and needed to do my exams, and I form of slowly realized that extra straight performing was actually what I wished to do. From there I went to drama college on the Bristol Theater School in England. It was good to get out of London, as a result of I felt like I had extra of a college expertise, getting away from residence. I might additionally focus extra on the coaching. My first large break was a present known as Misfits. That was my first ever job, and I bought that straight out of drama college. That was wonderful. It was a kind of issues the place my brokers had been like, ‘Look, we think that this is going to be quite a big deal.’ I used to be like, ‘How do we know!’ And they simply stated, ‘It’s bought a very good crew, we predict you must simply go for it.’ We all knew that it was a cool story, and funky writing, however none of us knew that it was going to do what it did. It simply occurred to be a kind of issues that popped, that folks cherished. It went everywhere in the world—it was loopy.
Watching your self on tv for the primary time is a little bit of an excruciating factor. You’re like, ‘Oh my god, what did I do with my face? Everybody can see this.’ It did make me go, ‘OK, I need to start taking care of my skin.’ I additionally love making an attempt merchandise. I’m continuously experimenting with skincare. At the second I’m utilizing a combination of issues, however most of all a line known as Linda Meredith. She’s this facialist again residence [in London]. I’ve began going to her for facials, and it’s kind of modified my life. Her routine is wonderful. She’s bought a very nice collagen serum, after which on prime of that she’s bought this cream known as LM2, which is that this thick moisturizing cream that’s wonderful. If I’m not utilizing her, I actually just like the Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore. It’s kind of like magic in a bottle—it’s so moisturizing. I like a cream to really feel fairly thick, and that it’s doing one thing, however I don’t prefer it to really feel prefer it’s soaked in fully as soon as I put it on my pores and skin. It’s simply good. I additionally do masks—I like a charcoal masks. Dr. Jart does a very good one. And if I’m not doing that, I actually like Charlotte Tilbury’s Goddess Skin clay masks.
I like Charlotte Tilbury lots truly, for make-up as effectively. She has this very nice factor known as Wonderglow. In my day-to-day life, I like to only put that on, perhaps combine it with a tiny little bit of basis simply to get just a little protection. My favourite basis is the Armani Luminous Silk. The manner it goes on is so pretty—it feels nice. I take advantage of bronzer—I’ve the MAC Extra Dimension Bronzer in Delphic that’s very nice. Lipstick Queen Frog Prince I’m obsessive about. I actually like having a little bit of coloration on the lips, however letting it nonetheless look pure. They have one for cheeks too, and I like that lots, as a result of it brings out a pure flush. For eyebrows, I attempt to maintain it pure trying with a MAC pencil in Spiked, which has a brush on one finish and the pencil on the opposite finish. I’ve the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light wand highlighter, however that wouldn’t be for my day-to-day. When I’m going out and I need to add a bit of additional, I’ll use it.
What’s my favourite mascara? Now, that’s a giant query. At the second I ran out and bought this Maybelline one, however this Urban Decay Perversion mascara is de facto good and it’s run out. I used it to loss of life. If I’m going to exit, I’ll usually perform a little little bit of an eyeliner, and shadow if I’m actually feeling like I’m going someplace particular. At residence, I’ve a very nice Charlotte Tilbury palette. But when it comes to shades, I like gold, heat, champagne colours. I like liquid liner. I’ve discovered it exhausting to discover a kohl that simply doesn’t smudge and go in every single place, and beneath my eyes. MAC does gel one, the Pro Longwear Fluidline, the little pot with the comb. I take advantage of that lots.
For hair, for the time being I’m utilizing this line known as Monat, and it’s modified my life. It’s so moisturizing, and I don’t should do actually the rest to it. I take advantage of the moisturizing line, all of the stuff—Renew shampoo, Restore conditioner, Replenish masks, and the Rejuvenique oil. I depart the conditioner in, as a result of my hair wants a lot moisture, and it’s nice. I don’t actually coloration my hair—I used to be a blonde child, so if I spend a number of time within the solar it bleaches out rather a lot. Normally I simply get my hair reduce by whomever is doing it on set. I don’t let any person reduce it who doesn’t know methods to do curly hair. I used to straighten it lots, however I’m making an attempt to go pure as a result of my hair breaks simply if I put a number of warmth on it. In my day-to-day routine I’ll wash it, depart the merchandise in it and let it dry naturally. And then I’ll both pin it up curly, or put a braid within the entrance.
My one perfume is Diptyque Do Son, and I’ve been carrying it for years and years. I bought it for Christmas as soon as, and I used to be stunned as a result of shopping for somebody a perfume is kind of dangerous. I used to be like, ‘Hm, I’m undecided I’m going to love this,’ put it on, and now it’s the one perfume that I put on.”
—as instructed to ITG
Antonia Thomas photographed by Tom Newton in New York on September 26, 2018.