Mary Charteris, Model & DJ

Mary Charteris
Mary Charteris

“I’ve had long hair my whole life, basically, and I don’t do much to it. I’m naturally blond and the sun helps. I might do a haircut soon…I’m thinking I might just cut it off. I’m trying to think, because every time I put on a t-shirt and it gets stuck in my t-shirt, I quite like the way that looks. I just want to do something different. There is a hairdresser I go to in London whenever I have a party to go to and feel like having it up or doing it braided—French braided—called Paul Edmonds. It’s really super swanky and fun.

In general with beauty, I don’t believe in spending money on things where you don’t know what’s working. I’ll spend money on something because I’ve heard from a friend it’s good; just word of mouth. I go to this place called Face to Face in LA, to this really nice woman called Marianne who Liberty Ross actually told me and Robbie about—my boyfriend goes with me. And Liberty has the prettiest skin, so I was like, ‘I want to do whatever she does!’ [Laughs] And I drink a lot of water and exfoliate. I actually got that that little vibrate-y brushy thing, the Clarisonic. I love that! I’ve only just gotten into facial stuff; I like Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil for taking off my makeup because it’s like a moisturizer as well, so it makes your skin very oily which is great because my skin is so dry. Every day I use a moisturizer, Bliss Fabulous Face Lotion with SPF 15. If I use this oil, the Shu Uemura Oil, I don’t really use a moisturizer after because it feels so moist already. I don’t want to overload. I get paranoid about overloading my face with products, you know what I mean? Clogging it up so that it can’t breathe.

My cover up is Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, and I just got into MAC Studio Finish. It’s not really a foundation, it just makes your skin glow. And there’s another thing that Liberty Ross told me about: NARS Illuminator in Orgasm. She uses Super Orgasm because she’s more tan. There’s Orgasm, Super Orgasm, Copacabana…she’s a Super Orgasm girl! I’m too pale for that. You rub it in with some moisturizer and put it on. And I use Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Mascara. That’s pretty much it. I don’t really do eye makeup, because I’m bad at it. But a lot of mascara on me, because I have lots of lashes, ends up looking like eyeliner. I want to have lessons so I can be really good at doing eye makeup—I’ve found loads that are like eight-week courses about learning about skin types and blah blah blah. I literally just want to do eye makeup. I just need to find someone who will teach me. It is just like painting—painting your face.

I’ve been worrying about how I want my hair and makeup done for my wedding. It’s only four months away now! My dress is still very much a work in progress. Pam Hogg—she’s a Scottish lady, super sweet—is making it. I’ve always been obsessed with French braids, so I’m going to try to incorporate that into the beauty look. I think they’re so sweet. But, who knows if that will work. We’ll see. I’ll have a veil and a train—got to have that. I think it’s a necessity. It’s the only thing I know I want, actually, are those two things. [Laughs] The rest of it is all very up in the air. I guess I want natural makeup. That’s quite obvious…I guess everyone does that. I’m going to go as natural as I possibly can. But, that is really hard. Natural makeup is harder to do sometimes than intense makeup. So, hopefully, I’ll have a makeup artist.”

By Rachel Chandler Guinness for ITG