Lucy Boynton on Life During Lockdown and Her At-Home Beauty Routine

Along with binge-watching I May Destroy You and singing Michaela Coel’s praises (“Just give her all of the awards”), Boynton has been switching her playful makeup touches for curated, simplified skin care. “I try to use very pure and light products, like Weleda, because my skin is so sensitive,” says Boynton. “I’ve tried not to put on makeup and just give my skin a bit of a break, but there were a few days in lockdown where I just needed some kind of excitement and/or novelty.” 

Fortunately, a recent afternoon spent with makeup artist Jo Baker resulted in a characteristically whimsical beauty look from the duo—hopefully, the first of many, as the two have a few more rendezvous on the books. “Literally Barry M glitter eyeshadow would be my go-to for application, but if I had any of the skill that Jo has, I would probably have some sort of illustration or detail on me at all times,” says Boynton. “That was just a day that we were hanging out and decided to get creative, which I think speaks so much to what we look for when we are working together for an event or a press day.”

Considering that awards season is slated to be a largely virtual affair going forward, time will tell if Boynton embraces event beauty from afar or holds off until in-person press is a reality once again. (“Right now, the whole thing seems a bit bonkers,” she notes.) But Boynton’s most salient takeaway? Aside from a luminous, well-tended complexion, a spritz of a bright and delicate fragrance is a seamless means of carrying a bit of luxurious levity into the darker days of the year—even if your getting-ready routine is, for the moment, limited to a rotation of stretchy cotton clothes. 

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