With her gorgeous sun-kissed skin, it’s hard to believe that British actress Simone Ashley had her first facial only a few years ago — three years ago to be exact — but she’s been hooked on them ever since. Now, she’s starring in her first beauty campaign for luxury brand La Mer. This spring, the company announced the campaign with the actress with a social series, including a video of Ashley being amazed by La Mer’s Soft Cream. For Ashley, filming, walking the red carpet (pre-strike, of course), and always being on the go calls for the most glow-y skin.
The Bridgerton star, who also appeared in The Little Mermaid as Indira, the older sister to Ariel, has a ton of beauty rules she lives by, from sharing products to how she packs her items (she packs an entirely separate bag for supplements and products). Here, Ashley’s rules to live by:
What is your No. 1 beauty rule?
Hygiene is No. 1 for me. Staying really clean is important. I’m really good at washing my hands and making sure I clean my face after a long day or first thing in the morning. And as for internal beauty, my rule is choosing kindness.
Have you ever gone to sleep with makeup on?
Halloween is the only time of the year when I’ve gone to sleep with makeup on, costume makeup. But for the most part, I’m all for a nighttime beauty routine. I really enjoy it. I love taking my makeup off and then making sure I put all my products on. I do all my skin rituals, so when I go to sleep, I feel like I can wake up and feel like a better version of myself.
What is your No. 1 red-carpet rule?
Lots of water on the day of the event; make sure I get a good night’s sleep; and do something on that day that helps me feel a bit more in my body and out of my head.
What is your No. 1 pre-filming rule?
Get a facial, sleep, drink lots of water, and pack all my essentials. I’ll bring a whole suitcase just dedicated to my skin and beauty care. It could be supplements or it could be my whole skin kit. I have four La Mer products I never travel without: the Eye Concentrate, the Treatment Lotion, the Concentrate, and the Crème de la Mer.
Out of those products, what’s the one you can’t live without, and why?
I love the Concentrate; that’s one of my favorite products because it’s super-healing. It also makes my skin really glossy and glow-y. When I put it on before I go to bed, I will wake up and feel rejuvenated. It’s kind of like a load of different things in one bottle. That’s the one product I would swear by, and I’d be able to live off just that in my beauty case.
What is your No. 1 rule when not filming?
I just don’t leave the house. I think that’s my rule. I just stay at home and do literally nothing.
What is your No. 1 rule when it comes to your phone?
I’m quite disciplined in not looking at things on the internet that might get me in my head or reading things that might make me feel a bit wobbly. Quite honestly, I just use social media after having a long day to watch stupid videos. People on TikTok have a really good sense of humor. I’m always like, this stuff is really well written and really well performed. I’m quite enjoying reviewing everyone’s Wes Anderson movie takes; that’s something that I like looking at. I guess it’s because I’m an actress, so it’s nice to review people’s takes on being a big-shot director like Wes Anderson.
What is your No. 1 dinner-party rule?
I’m super, super organized. I have to know what I’m cooking a couple of weeks ahead, and then I need to make sure all the ingredients are prepped the night before. I need to know what I’m wearing. I want my house to be clean; I want everyone to come in and have their names on their plates; and I’ll extend my table out and put on cool music and have loads of candles.
If you could invite anyone dead or alive to one of your dinner parties, who would that be?
I would love to have Eartha Kitt over for dinner.
Author: Asia Milia Ware
Published on July 28, 2023