Jeanne Damas, Founder and Designer, Rouje

"I grew up right here in Paris, so Paris is sort of a village for me – it's tiny, tiny. I do know everybody, I stroll in all places and I don’t use the subway, you may bike to the opposite facet of Paris in 15 minutes – I believe New York is 15 instances greater. What I actually like in Paris is the terraces, as a result of they’re in all places, within the winter we’re on the terrace and we see folks on the road smoking cigarettes … however I do know that it's not cool to smoke and I solely do it at night time You are able to do all the pieces on the terrace, you will be alone, learn, be with pals, be along with your boyfriend, see folks After I'm not not in France, I'm all the time on the lookout for terraces.

For years, my mother and father had a restaurant – a brewery – and I grew up in an condominium above. My mother and father moved after they offered the restaurant, however I needed to remain within the condominium. I mentioned, "I keep, I keep, I keep," I used to be a nightmare at 16. [Laughs] So that they mentioned "OK" and I lived there with my boyfriend. Sure, it was just a little too early. I used to be the worst at college – I used to be not going there, I used to be partying, I used to be going in all places. Now, I don’t remorse it, however at the moment it was a bit troublesome as a result of I used to be misplaced and loopy. At age 17, I began doing modeling, so I used to be earning money, however I nonetheless felt misplaced. I began going to a theater college and spent 4 or 5 years doing classical drama and improvisation. I like taking part in as a result of it's a method of not being shy and expressing myself otherwise. It's a great way to get to know one another higher. Typically I act for pals – I do it as a result of it's an expertise and I adore it, however it's actually for [those friends]. A yr in the past, I used to be in a film with Marion Cotillard as a visitor actress. At all times like that, only a shot, however I like that.

I’ve a whole lot of shut pals – I’m actually a lady. Girls encourage me typically. I like ladies, girls, my mom and my sister. I like taking footage of my girlfriends, I’ve all the time made up my sister. After I was youthful, I all the time mentioned that I needed to be a make-up artist. The truth is, I forgot, however proper after college, I did a magnificence internship at Yves Saint Laurent. I actually thinking about make-up. It's humorous as a result of all the pieces is about girls. Nathalie Dumeix, have you learnt her? She is a stylist and he or she had this model and this store proper subsequent to my mother and father' restaurant. From the age of 10, I’d all the time go after lessons to speak together with her. We had been pals, although she was 30 years older than me. She began making garments for me, and we talked and talked about guys, my life, my mother and father, all the pieces, I used to be a young person. Now she is [designer] in Rouje with me. She taught me trend and garments, and we had this fusion. She is aware of me so properly and I do know her. With Rouje, I needed to create my excellent wardrobe, for every season. It began with these 25 items – all my classics, a gown, denims, even footwear. I known as it Rouje, as a result of purple is purple [in French]. I didn’t need to name it Jeanne Damas, as a result of it was extra of a model that I had created with some folks, not simply with me. I don’t really feel like a designer, you realize?

My mom all the time informed me to not exit within the solar. After I was on trip with my sister, we went with hats and t-shirts and we didn’t go exterior between midday and 4 o'clock. I've all the time had the pores and skin of a child with none downside. I didn’t give it some thought, I simply have good genes for the pores and skin. Even after I was a young person, I didn’t have zits, however a yr in the past, I ended the capsule after a decade. For the primary time in my life, I had zits. Like, actual zits, on my jaw. I believed, oh my God, what’s it, and I went to see a dermatologist. I began to take higher care of my pores and skin and I had a Glossier corrector, and now I can’t dwell with out it. I’ve no extra buttons, however they left some marks. My dermatologist additionally gave me Cutacnyl, and you probably have a pimple, you set it on and it really works. It’s good to see a health care provider to get it, however it's one of the best. I exploit it when I’ve my guidelines – I all the time have a button. You set it on at night time and the button doesn’t get greater after that.

I don’t clear, I'm French. No simply kidding! [Laughs] After all, if. I make my favourite cleaning milk, Joelle Ciocco. I’ve all its merchandise, and these are one of the best. I used to make use of Bioderma, however I don’t do it anymore as a result of you need to use a cotton and you don’t clear it – it stays in your pores and skin and I believe this n & # 39; Isn’t good. Now I come from Joelle Ciocco. I double clear with this morning and night time. And after that, I put a lotion of her. Then I exploit oil. Earlier than, I used to make cream, however I desire oil, it's actually extra nourishing for the pores and skin, and you’ll therapeutic massage it. It's actually costly, however it lasts a very long time as a result of we use just a little. And as soon as per week, I make a masks. My favourite is Sisley's, The Black Rose. I put it on and fell asleep with it, and I’ve to sleep overseas in order that all the pieces shouldn’t be over. But it surely's good, as a result of the day after everybody asks me, "what did you do to your pores and skin?" It's loopy. I do it as soon as per week. Oh, and each morning I placed on an Anthelios sunscreen from La Roche-Posay, it's one of the best. Each morning. There you go. That's all, then I put on make-up.

As I nonetheless put on lipstick, I made a decision to make mine. I prefer it when [a lipstick look] shouldn’t be excellent, even when it's just a little an excessive amount of or too little. I'd used to say that I didn’t perceive why folks had been doing make-up – however now I giggle, as a result of I used to be younger and I didn’t need to mock myself. fear about my pores and skin. Now I perceive! [Laughs] Now, I put on make-up, however I nonetheless prefer to see the pores and skin. I believe it's actually French. Basically, we take into account imperfections as a constructive issue and we expect it's cool to be totally different. We don’t all need to be alike. Magnificence is extra concerning the attraction.

I make up in a short time, with my finger. I exploit Glossier Boy Forehead in Clear on the eyebrows. I curl eyelashes, however I should not have mascara at dwelling, simply to shoot. I prefer to see pure eyelashes. After that, I exploit the Glossier corrector, the primary corrector I've utilized in my life. I put it below my eyes, round my nostril, on my marks and my pimples. Then I exploit my lipstick – it will depend on what shade, purple, brown, pink – and I put it on my cheeks and typically on the nostril to make it extra pure. And that's all. And I reapply lipstick all day – I really feel bare with out lipstick. Even after I play sports activities, I should not have every other make-up, no concealer, however lipstick, yeah. I have no idea, once you're used to it, it's laborious to cease. I like purple, however these days I desire this mauve and pink shade. After which I like to make use of a MAC lip pencil in Spice. I need to begin utilizing tan – I have no idea how one can do it – I’ve to ask somebody. This one is from Pierre Fabre. However I found the Glossier Highlighter – I've acquired Topaz, and I adore it.

My hair is very easy. I should not have a whole lot of hair. It's humorous, I like New York as a result of after I go there, my hair curls, moisture and time. In Paris, it's flat. I’ve to maneuver to New York to have a great day. [Laughs] I wash it day by day with Leonor Greyl shampoo. I just like the pure shampoo as a result of it’s extra sticky and provides quantity to flat hair. I don’t use a conditioner, I simply shampoo day by day. And after the bathe, when my hair remains to be moist, I exploit David Mallett's hair serum. It's like an oil, and I put it that method for a minute and I slip it in. This makes the feel excellent. I am going to Delphine Courteille for my reduce, she is my hairdresser for eight years. She cuts my bangs – she is aware of how one can reduce her "badly" as a result of I do not likely like that. Typically it's not a bang, and typically it's a bang, and he or she is aware of how one can do it correctly. I additionally typically go to David Mallett for shade, however now I don’t do something to paint. I exploit Buly lotion on my physique, I like its scent. However my fragrance is only for ornament. I by no means use fragrance – I prefer to scent the true scent of individuals. I have no idea why. "

– informed ITG

Jeanne Damas photographed by Tom Newton in Paris on October 16, 2018.

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