You might assume that Ana de Armas – with her long lashes, perfectly lacquered pout and chic French girl crop – would possess excellent beauty knowledge, and we’re pleased to say that you’d be correct. The actor has recently been doing press for her new role as an Estée Lauder ambassador and has dropped a whole lot of makeup, skincare and hair wisdom along the way.
Case in point – her advice for waking up a tired complexion first thing in the AM. As de Armas revealed in a recent interview, she combats post-sleep puffiness by keeping her beauty tools chilled. “I very much enjoy putting my eye creams and serums in the fridge – and face rollers and things like that. Besides feeling amazing, I just think my skin appreciates it so much,” she said.
“When you use your cold product with a rose-quartz roller, or whatever you have, it feels like your whole face gets turned on – the blood is flowing, it makes me wake up, and I feel like I’m ready.”
She also discussed her highly covetable haircut, which had many of us screenshotting for our next trip to the salon. “The new haircut was for this movie I’m doing right now. It’s been a lot of fun,” said de Armas, who is set to star in the next Bond film. “The hair is very appropriate for the character and very comfortable too, because there’s a lot of movement and a lot of action going on. So this haircut is very practical, as well as quite cute!”
The next James Bond instalment is set to finally hit our screens in October, after the pandemic pushed back the release. For de Armas, it’s an exciting opportunity to experiment with red carpet glamour again – that is, if restrictions permit an IRL premiere.
“I like to go with a very delicate, subtle make-up, very clean, and then do a bold red lip,” she said of refining her red carpet aesthetic. “It’s always a classic. It goes with almost anything. That’s one of my favourite looks.”