Upon entering the grand Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore, one is welcomed with a therapeutic jasmine scent that engulfs the main lobby. Escorted by the warm hotel staff to a room by the Singapore River and overlooking the majestic Marina Bay Sands hotel, neatly placed on the table is a Clé de Peau Beauté set, welcoming guests to the beginning of a two-day occasion by this luxurious beauty brand.
Portraying Clé de Peau Beauté in the most stunning way possible is its brand ambassador, actress Amanda Seyfried, who has been with the brand for approximately seven years. The new mother of one was in Singapore on a quick trip for this prestigious event.
Indonesia Tatler had the opportunity of speaking with her on the brand she is so passionate about and the AW2017 collection.
From the new AW2017 make-up collection, which one is your favourite lipstick?
Definitely the Dragon Red. It might be basic, but it matches everything. It goes with anything at all and the best part is it suits my skin and, of course, it’s a classic.
What about the mechanism and technology incorporated into the making of these new lipsticks?
Lipsticks these days come in all forms, but with CDP they are really smooth on the lips, contours them well and aren’t thick. And because I’m constantly either eating or drinking, it goes on and comes off so easily and does not clump up my lips.
What about Le Serum? Have you tried the latest one yet?
Yes, I have. According to me, it is the deepest moisturiser and doesn’t leave an oily effect. It’s light to use on the skin and doesn’t worry me about breaking out because it is exactly what your skin needs. I know what is in it and I love the technology behind it. And the reason it’s expensive is because of what’s in it and how good it is for your skin.
How did you maintain your skin throughout the pregnancy?
I stuck to my routine and didn’t change anything, especially with the hormones in my body. Growing up, I used to hear that everyone’s skin reacted differently to hormones and I was nervous about what would happen, but I figured that the safest thing to do would be to do what I’ve always been doing, which is to stick with my routine.
Luckily, my skin loved being pregnant.
What is your daily beauty routine like?
It depends, really. If I’m working then it’s different but otherwise, nothing changes at home. I usually use the basics: foam cleanser, toner and moisturiser. If I’m out in the sun, then I use sunscreen. I love being out in the sun and that’s the only thing I need to be more disciplined with because the women I know who have really great skin at 50 don’t go out in the sun.
On set, I make sure the make-up artists protect my skin first before doing me up and once I’m done with the day, I wash my face and get everything off before using the serum.
How has motherhood changed your beauty routine and life in general?
I feel like I have a different perspective on what beauty is and how I feel about it and myself. I used to be kind of obsessive about my body shape and now I don’t have time for that and I really don’t care as much. I feel like I’m the most feminine I’ve ever been.
When you deliver a baby, no matter how, it empowers you to feel like the best you’ve ever felt. I am so much more confident now and I spend less time stressing about how I look and just trusting that I’m taking care of myself.
There are some days that I don’t even look in the mirror, and it actually feels liberating.
(Text by: Maina Harjani)