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Laura Bailey is many things — including a model, contributing Vogue editor, avid tennis player and photographer. She also has a phenomenal beauty routine that she was so kind to detail for us below!

What is your morning beauty routine?

I’m forever an early bird, often walking my dog at dawn before I get my kids up for school. I pick up a coffee and the NY Times from my favorite neighborhood places and watch the sun rise in my local park. Our older family dog, beloved Frankie, passed peacefully this week so there is a lingering melancholy for now.
But still, I’m speedy – a quick shower – I love Aesop and Mauli Rituals gels and oils to feel fresh and energized for the day ahead. Plus Josh Wood Colour hair products always. (Especially the Miracle Mask – my top tip for healthy glossy hair in an instant).

And then breakfast with my kids – porridge or boiled eggs and rye toast soldiers – whilst scrambling for the inevitably lost homework, hockey socks etc.
And they’re off.

And I always, always, take 2 LYMA Life supplements after breakfast , 2 more before bed, a commitment I’ve made over the last few years that has literally changed my life- increased energy, less (dramatic) mood swings, better sleep and skin. A general positive calm resilience that just feels good.

Beauty wise, I mix it up. But these are my everyday morning favorites for now~

Skin Design London Face Bath Cleanser
SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5
La Mer moisturizer
Glossier Futuredew
Chanel Le Beige Eau de Teint

And depending on my day – but pretty much always~ CHANEL Le Volume Mascara & Les Beiges Blush Stick No23. (Glossier concealer is my favorite invisible quick fix on the run.)

In a dream world I’ll play an hour of hardcore tennis before work depending on my schedule. I’m addicted. In a good way. Tennis is my zen, my dance, my adrenaline hit.

And then I walk or cycle to my studio or all over town for meetings.

What products do you use throughout the day and why?

I travel light and my creative work life is diverse and unpredictable.
But these are the products I always have in my handbag whether I’m on my bike or the Eurostar.
Chanel No 5 Travel Size
Chanel Beauty Lip Balm
Charlotte Tilbury ~ Feline Flick eyeliner.
Dr Barbara Sturm ~ Sun Drops
Chanel ~ Les Mains Hand Crème

What is your evening beauty routine?

Most of the below ~ depending on mood and the night.

Dr Barbara Sturm ~ Hydrating Face Mist
Tinker Taylor Beauty ~ Lip Scrub
Charlotte Tilbury ~ Magic Serum
Skin Design London ~ Sleeping Beauty
Chanel ~ Hydra Beauty Camelia Mask
SkinCeuticals AOX Eye Gel
Chanel Le Lion Fragrance
VOTARY Pillow Spray
Chanel L’huile Vanille Massage Oil

The books beside my bed –
To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara
Seventh Heaven by Patti Smith
Everybody by Olivia Laing

& mixtapes on STACK APP.

What is your definition of beauty?

A sense of adventure.
Grace and empathy.
An open heart.

When do you feel most beautiful?

On the tennis court, in my flow, maybe winning.
With my kids , just messing around.
In nature, exploring.
On the road with my camera.
With my girlfriends, who’s friendship nurtures and inspires me always. Just shooting the breeze.
Alone ~ inspired by art and literature.
In Chanel.

A Beauty Minute with Laura Bailey

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