Erin Wasson Reveals the Cult Foundation She Buys From Australia
Erin Wasson's cool factor is undeniable. Chalk it up to her unpretentious sense of self, enviably wild hair or collection of bespoke piercings and symbolic tattoos—either way the designer and model is refreshingly genuine. Her unwillingness to submit to what others expect of her is unique in a world where authenticity has become a social media buzzword. In her own words: "I refuse to do what's necessary to propagate the grotesqueness of feeding the machine. You're not going to see a picture of my f***ing ass on Instagram, you know?" All this makes Wasson the perfect candidate for The File's profile series—an unedited look at global style influencers and their real lives behind the scenes.
In the site's latest shoot and interview with Wasson, the fashion and beauty icon sounds off on everything from serious topics like body image and ageing ("I’ve got a lot of girlfriends that really fight with this obsession of youth—it’s really in your face all the time"), to how she styles her ear piercings. Wasson also reveals the cult foundation she buys especially from Australia, and her all-time favourite bronzer. (Spoiler: It's Tom Ford.)
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ON: SKINCARE & AGEING
"I think that every single product and lotion should have something enzymatic, whether it’s papaya or any kind of fruit enzyme which is a natural exfoliant. I think it’s the least abrasive and it’s the most natural thing that you can do to affect cell turnover, you know, sloughing off all that dead shit."
"I’ve got a lot of girlfriends, especially living out in L.A. that really fight with this obsession of youth. It’s really in your face all the time and I have a lot of friends who are younger than me, who are like twenty, twenty-nine, and thirty years old, and they’re already starting to get all these fillers and Botox-y things. I understand that women enjoy doing little tweaks just to sort of soften things and to make things a little bit less so. Which is fine but I’m definitely of the [opinion that] it’s going to happen no matter what and I think that the more you manipulate the more you’re just going to look ridiculous. I’ve seen it time and time again. You’re putting unnatural things into your face. It’s really frightening."
SHOP: MV Skincare Gentle Cream Cleanser ($52).
ON: MAKEUP & HAIR
"I love the Ellis Faas foundation which I get from Australia. You can’t find it here. It’s really beautiful. I mix that with a little bit of moisturiser and it becomes more of a tinted cream. I love the texture of that because you can build on it if you want more coverage. I also like Charlotte Tilbury’s products. I think that she does a really nice concealer stick. And then I use a lot of RMS. The RMS "Un" Cover-Up is a dream come true with the coconut oil, and all of her lip and cheek [pots], her skin oil, her coconut skin oil."
"I love Phyto 7 for my hair. It’s a hair cream. My hair is crazy and dry and wild and I spend a lot of time in the ocean, so it’s really moisturising."
ON: HER GO-TO BRONZER
"I love a bronzer that doesn’t have any of that weird sparkly shit in it. I can open up that thing and I’ve got my little highlighter and I’ve got my little bronzer all in one. I like a creamy texture. I don’t like powders, they sit in your skin and they make your skin look dry. For me, if I can throw it in my bag and one product can do two things… Between a little bit of foundation and a little bit of that, it’s at most what I’m wearing on a daily basis. I don’t even wear mascara unless I’m maybe going out, maybe, maybe."
SHOP: Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate ($120).
ON: EATING HEALTHY & HAMBURGERS
"I’m very lucky to live in a place where there’s a farmer’s market pretty much every day and most of the restaurants in my neighbourhood are very health conscious. I have a gorgeous health food store not even a five-minute walk from my house. But, you know I’m going to eat a f***ing hamburger every once in a while, too. I’m not going to be a diehard allegiant to something because I think that, especially when you start to travel and you get on an airplane, all of a sudden you’re not experiencing the joys of a culture that you’re there [to experience] because you’re living within a confine of your diet. Then you’re like that lunatic that’s going around asking everyone if they have a gluten-free option. It’s like, 'Dude, you’re in a Third World country.'"
ON: HER PIERCINGS
"I’ve had many holes in my ears for a long time and I like to shove two earrings in each hole and kind of see how much I can fit in there. I think more and more women and having a really fun time of wearing many different earrings in one ear, and, again, telling a little story. If you look close enough, there’s a lot of information."
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