An audience with MyAnna Buring actress (Downton Abbey, Ripper Street and Twilight) for Spa Fabulous Organics
Q: Aside from using Spa Fabulous Organics products what else do you do to contribute to the health of your skin?
A: I drink at least two litres of water a day if I can. I eat relatively healthily- i juice everyday - I make sure I get more than my five a day... And I try to have Neena Trehan facials regularly. They help keep my skin deeply cleansed and moisturised.
Q: Favourite Spa Fabulous Organics products?
A: I love all the products but the Splash and the serums -ESP the Calming Serum and the Purifying Serum are my skin saviours...
Q: Everyday skin care and make up routine?
A: Every morning and night I cleanse with Spa Fabulous Cleanse and Glow Rebalancing, spritz with Spa Fabulous Splash or cold water if I've run out. In the morning I put on the Calming Serum usually or Bliss for Your Skin Face Oil, then moisturiser, then sun factor 50. At night I only massage my chosen serum onto my face- nothing else. Make up - I usually use a mineral powder for foundation- I.D. Bare Minerals or Laura Mercier. A bronzer for rouge and eye shading, mascara, lip balm, or a red or pink lipstick- Mac and Chanel do great lipsticks...
Q: Off duty style?
A: Eclectic- if I wake up feeling like it - I'll glam up. If I don't I'll go food shopping in my pj’s without makeup.
Q: What do you enjoy about working on period drama?
A: Apart from the characters and the story lines, I relish the chance to immerse myself in history, to explore and imagine the lives of people from worlds gone by. It reminds me of where we've come from and in what ways life has changed and in what ways it hasn't at all.
Q: Favourite Downton character?
A: I cannot choose! Seriously- I love them all.
Q: How do you like working with Magi Vaughan?
A: She is such a clever makeup and hair artist! She's a perfectionist and meticulous with her work. Also she understands the stress actors skin and hair go through and is always looking for ways to help us out. I introduced her to Spa Fabulous Organics products when I first worked with her on the Downton Christmas special last year- she loved them so much - she was using them on the makeup truck this season!
Q: Comfortable with minimal makeup on Downton?
A: Can be daunting when you have breakouts say but ultimately it would look so wrong and at odds with the period if it were anything else... I would be more uncomfortable insisting on something that was not period just because I thought it would make me look better. My job is not to look good- it's to sell a character. The second season of Ripper Street will air on BBC 1 later this autumn. Long Susan is so very different from Edna - they're both great fun to play and I'm so lucky to be part of the two shows.
An audience with Magi Vaughan (Downton Abbey make-up artist) for Spa Fabulous Organics