Whether you know her from Birds of Prey, Suicide Squad, The Legend of Tarzan, or The Wolf of Wall Street, you know that Margot Robbie is one talented actress.
But beyond her skills as an actress, she also tops the lists with her makeup looks.
At every red carpet event, her wonderful makeup and glamorous clothing make her the topic of discussion.
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So, Vogue spoke to Margot Robbie about London, fragrance, and more.
WHAT DID MARGOT ROBBIE SAY?
TAKING CARE OF HER SKIN
“I always start by cleansing in the shower – I don’t do too many steps because I genuinely don’t have that much time, but I’m anal-retentive about having really clean skin. Especially with my job, where they just layer make-up on and on and on. One brand I’m obsessed with right now is this brand Skin111, which my make-up artist Patti Dubroff got me hooked on. They have these sheet masks, they’re made out of a jelly sort of stuff and the serum they’re soaked in is so good. So when we’re getting ready for an event she’ll put one of those on while she’s doing my hair. At the moment at night I’m using a Dr. Lancer cleanser and a La Prairie moisturiser. No matter how drunk I am I absolutely will not go to bed with my make-up on, I will not.”
“For everyday I use either Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser or Ellis Faas Skin Veil Foundation mixed in with some moisturiser, or if I go to events I use Suqqu Foundation. That shit doesn’t come off. It looks like skin, but it doesn’t budge. I haven’t found another foundation that stays on like that without looking heavy. Patti also taught me that on your bottom lashes you should use eyelash tint rather than mascara so I’ll do that if I’m out for dinner with friends or whatever. And I’ll always brush my brows, sometimes I use pencil too. Then it’s just mascara and a bit of cream blush. For a little lip colour I’ll just use the tinted lip balms by Burt’s Bees.”
BEAUTY WHILE TRAVELING
“You have to wear make-up when you’re going through the airport annoyingly, because there are often paparazzi there. But then when I’m on the plane I’m pedantic about getting the make-up off, so I use wipes – usually Johnson & Johnson – and then Peter Thomas Roth Complexion Correction Pads to tone. I can’t live without them. I was backpacking last year and I ran out – I was in the Philippines like: “do you have Peter Thomas Roth?” I also really like Aesop Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol and the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, I have either one in my bag all the time. Everything from Aesop smells so good. And the Klorane Dry Shampoo, that’s another thing I can’t be without. I have a beauty bag for the plane packed all the time, so I can just grab it. The products are all the right size so they can’t take them off me. I have that system down.”
“I genuinely wear Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria, which is great! Sometimes when I see a celebrity endorsing a product I’m like: “you don’t actually use that” – so it’s nice that I genuinely do. It’s my first campaign so I hadn’t done anything like that before. But once the director, Francis, told me the idea I thought: “ok I know what to do”. Every time I do a role I pick a fragrance for the character, and when we did the Deep Euphoria campaign it coincided with a new film I’m doing, Terminal. My character is strong and quirky and dangerous and cool, and when I put the fragrance on I was like: “ooh that works for Annie”. For Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad I wanted something sickly sweet, so I went to a strip mall and bought a cheap, grimy, in-your-face smell. It’s a really strong sensory trigger. Once I get in my costume and hair and make-up I spray the scent and then I’m ready.”
“Because I don’t know London that well – even though it’s my third year here – I ask my friends, Suki Waterhouse and Cara Delevingne, when I need a good beauty treatment. We have a conversation thread on our phones and I’m like: “ok, little black book question, I need a facial now,”, and they’ll give me a number. They’re my resource for all London beautifying things. My latest foodie find is La Bodega Negra. On the outside it looks like a strip club. My friend took me there and it was about five in the afternoon, so I was like: “ooh, it’s a bit early for a strip club isn’t it? Let’s see where the night takes us?” But it’s a wicked little Mexican joint – great margaritas. I also love Gordon’s Wine Bar. It’s underground and literally has moss everywhere and water dripping from the walls – but naturally there, not placed there to look chic. And you just get wine and cheeseboards, but they’re real cheeseboards – I hate getting a cheeseboard where there’s a tiny slice and eight people to share it between. It’s the best little spot.”
“Oh it’s a totally different lifestyle. It’s just like everyone imagines Australia – it’s so outdoorsy. I miss waking up and being like: “what are we going to do today? Let’s go out to the rock pools or let’s go to the beach or ooh, someone’s having a farm party!” And I miss the weather for sure. The sun, but I also miss the thunderstorms – in the summer, every afternoon there’s a wicked thunderstorm. I don’t get to go back as much as I’d like – it’s just so hard to get the time off. Sometimes I’ll go for one day – so a day of flying, one day there, a whole day back – but now I’m getting a little older I am not bouncing back from that journey as easily…”
HIGHLIGHT OF HER CAREER
“I mean, probably working with Martin Scorsese is pretty high up there. The first chat I had with Marty on set he really spoke to me as an equal. It wasn’t like: “oh she’s the new kid on the block, let me impart some knowledge”. He was conversing with me like a colleague he’s had for 25 years. When he was asking me about films he wasn’t presuming I hadn’t seen them because I was young. He was like: “you know that German film that was made in the Twenties?”. And I was like: “how on earth would I know?” but that meant the world to me that he showed me a similar respect to that he’d show people he had worked with for decades.”
ADVICE FOR HER 16-YEAR-OLD SELF
“Wear less make-up, for sure. I remember hitting that age and thinking I needed to wear tons of make-up because I was old enough to wear it. I think it’s a confidence thing, you have your mask on all the time. As I’ve got older I’ve got more confident to wear less. Now I’ll happily just go for dinner wearing tinted moisturiser. It was an older friend of mine – Kelli Garner, she played my sister in Pan Am – who said one day when I was about 20: “you wear too much make-up”. She said: “All the colours you’re putting on your face are already there. You have purple veins on your eyelids, that’s your eyeshadow. Your cheeks go really red when you’re warm or giggling, that’s your blush. You have red lips…” I was so taken aback by that but I really took it on board and it’s true.”