According to Anna Camp, This Spot Treatment Is Worth Telling Your Friends About
Stephanie Squadrito for Byrdie Australia
Anna Camp is undoubtedly one of the bubbliest people I have ever had the pleasure of interviewing. What's more, she's running off basically no sleep on a whirlwind Australian press trip to promote the latest installment of the Pitch Perfect franchise, Pitch Perfect 3 (which opens in Australian cinemas January 1). After a quick touch up, we're ready to go, snapping away on our Polaroid camera. I think it's safe to say that Anna's bright, chipper attitude definitely translates on film, don't you?
With the shoot out of the way, we move onto our interview, and Camp is literally a wealth of knowledge when it comes to product recommendations. She's got everything from pimple lotions to cookie alternatives, and I have to say, I left loving her just a little more for it. Keep reading for all of Camp's best beauty tips and tricks, all in one place.
Byrdie Australia: Pitch Perfect is one of the most successful all-female comedy franchises ever, how does it feel to be a part of it?
Anna Camp: I feel extremely lucky. Shooting the first movie, I had no idea it was going to become as big a success as it did. I've just gotten so many great girlfriends from it. I was never in a sorority in college, so I didn't really know what that was like, but filming the Pitch Perfect movies feels like it’s a similar experience. Brittany (Snow) and I were so excited when we saw each other.
B: Do you have a favourite memory from shooting the third film?
AC: It would have to be the day we shot the finale—it was also the day filming wrapped, so all those tears and hugs were definitely real. No one wanted it to end!
B: Do you think you've learnt much about yourself while being a part of the Pitch Perfect franchise?
AC: I definitely have. Prior to filming, I was a lot harder on myself, and a bit of a perfectionist. I would beat myself up. I would go back to the hotel after shooting a scene and think I should’ve done things differently. I've realised that the best things happen when you're more relaxed. Things flow, and you can improvise. We've all been through so much as a group of actors and friends. I met my husband on the first movie, and Brittany (Snow) was in my wedding. I think I’ve matured and been through a lot since I started, and I think the audience can respond to that.
B: Do you and any of the girls on set on set ever swap beauty tips?
AC: We definitely do. I have a huge skincare regime, and I'm obsessed with Kate Somerville products. So any time anyone had a blemish on set, I would tell them to try EradiKate ($36). I bought bottles for a few of the girls, and they were so impressed they went out and bought more.
B: Are there any amazing tricks that you've learnt from makeup artists on set?
AC: I actually struggle with this, but in hair and makeup, the artists always apply individual false lashes rather than a strip lash. They look so natural and don’t weigh your eyes down in the slightest. I find with them on, my eyes look bigger, and much more awake if I’m running on little sleep.
B: What about products? Discovered any new favourites?
AC: I wore a coral Chanel lipstick ($53) in one scene, and I went straight out and bought it.
B: What do you use to remove your makeup at the end of the day?
AC: I use the Kate Somerville Daily Detox Cleanser ($52), and then the ExfoliKate Cleanser ($55) afterwards for a deep clean that will cut through all the heavy makeup. Afterwards, I press on Mario Badescu Rose Hips oil ($31). I prefer oils to creams and moisturisers—I find them too heavy, and the oil seems to absorb so easily.
B: How do you keep your skin so fresh and glowing when you’re travelling?
AC: I can't sleep if I have makeup on, so I’ll usually cleanse and do my whole skincare routine when I’m on the plane. I make sure I drink heaps of water, and I use the Avene Thermal Spring Water ($20) spray to keep my skin hydrated. I also try to keep my hands clean, or not touch my face too much. I used to have cystic acne, so I'm very obsessive about clean skin.
B: What makeup products do you buy again and again?
AC: I love Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer ($44), it's so good. The Urban Decay Naked Flush blush and bronzer trio ($52), and a fat bronzer brush—I think if all else fails, all you really need is concealer and cheek colour. I have a Clinique Pop lipstick ($40) that I always buy, too. It’s a sheer coral colour and it’s really moisturising.
B: What beauty treatments do you love to indulge in?
AC: Facials. I see Kate Sommerville and she’s incredible. If I could see her every week, I would.
B: Do you have any energy boosting tricks that you rely on to get you through big days?
AC: I’m a big fan of Emergen-C. It’s basically vitamin C powder that you pour into your water. I find it really helps my immunity, and gives me a little pep if I’m feeling really flat. I know it’s not original, but I always have almonds in my bag. I’m constantly taunted with sweets and cookies on set, but if I have a few almonds and maybe a latte, I can pretend it’s chocolate.
B: Your role in Pitch Perfect is really active. How do you normally stay fit?
AC: I'm a big hiker in Los Angeles. There's this Canyon called Bronson Canyon, and I always take my dog. I wear sunscreen, but it’s so nice to be in the sun. It’s therapeutic, really. I hike pretty quickly, and love to time myself. Afterwards, I make sure I eat something protein-rich, and I do love green juice. Anything cardio-based usually works for me and my body.