Here's how a global makeup artist, Isamaya Ffrench, spends her time at home
Hot chilli red lips, please
If lockdown and quarantine had anyone busy, it's the British makeup artist, Isamaya Ffrench –– also the face of Christian Louboutin Beauty (you can still find your fav lippies at Tangs.com). Ffrench recently released the LoubiLooks –– a series of six distinctively Christian Louboutin makeup looks inspired by the house's signature heels.
Now, it seems like Ffrench has more up her sleeves (read on and you'll see). Clearly, this entire episode of Covid-19 lockdowns had nothing on her: "Actually, quarantine has given me routine!," says Ffrench. "My job is so varied –– I might be in LA one day and Seoul the next, so it can be hard to schedule in things like exercise, recreation and hobbies. I'm not used to staying in the same place for long periods of time, so I've been trying to plan my days to keep things exciting and inspiring! Like making time for watching films, reading, making things and spending time with my partner."
"I'm not forcing myself to be creative or plan projects because I believe that things should happen naturally," Ffrench continues. "For me, this is a time to rest, keep in touch with friends, work out and do things that my normal routine wouldn't normally let me! Cooking has become a really important as a way to be creative and I've been trying to organise my house for years so this is a perfect opportunity to focus myself on practical things... like new curtains!"
Ready to take a peek inside a global makeup artist's life? Here we go:
1. Bleached brows
"Whenever I have to do a lot of tutorials I like to bleach my brows because they are easier to block out. I use Bleach plex bleach and then their violet skies toner."
2. Brow toner
"(Violet skies toner above)"
3. More bleach, please!
"Me bleaching my roots at home. Given a step-by-step over the phone by my hairstylist friend."
4. Beauty tutorials
"Me having a stretch midway through a Christian Louboutin makeup tutorial."
5. Work station
"Work station at home in my living room prepping for projects that will happen after the lockdown (hopefully)."
6. Vivienne Westwood, baby!
"Midway through a creative tutorial for Vivienne Westwoods Instagram account."
"Making dinner in the evening –– we love making Vietnamese hand rolls."
8. Red lips, of course!
"Me applying a red Christian Louboutin lipstick before my conference call with the brand to discuss forthcoming collections."
9. It all comes back to family
"Every Saturday I walk the dog with my boyfriend on Hampstead Heath –– something to look forward to all week!"