Compiled by Joelle Albeaino
Erica Wright, Founder of fashion sourcing network Sourcewhere, talks us through her morning to evening beauty routine.
Talk us through your morning routine.
I’m currently using the Gentle Cleanser mild cream from SkinCeuticals, followed by Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, then I apply the Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum. I’ve just gone back to using Aesop’s Camellia Nut facial hydrating cream which I love, and then I’ll add a layer of SkinCeuticals Advanced Brightening UV Defense sunscreen and La Prairie’s Anti-Aging eye and lip duo – I’m not sure if they make it anymore but I’m going to re-fill the compartments with another product when it’s finished because the case itself is beautiful and practical to take on-the-go. Finally, a quick spritz of Josh Rosebrook’s hydrating accelerator, because it smells divine.
And how about your evening routine?
I use the same cleanser, leave out the exfoliant and use the B & Tea Balancing Toner from Aesop instead, then finish with the Emma Lewisham night cream and oil. I love using a gua sha afterward, it feels like a treat after a long day.
What are your go-to skincare products?
Josh Rosebrook’s hydrating accelerator to freshen up throughout the day. SkinCeuticals Advanced Brightening UV Defense sunscreen because it’s super lightweight and also works well as a base under make- up. Any natural Rose Cream in the colder months, because it’s the most hydrating fix for my skin.
Are you a fan of masks?
I don’t use them all the time, but when I do I love Sarah Chapman’s facemasks, it really feels like you’ve had a facial afterwards.
How would you describe your approach to makeup?
I try to keep it as minimal as possible – I’m a longtime wearer of Perricone MD. I think the products are super lightweight and it really feels like your own skin. I’m not great at experimenting with any new trends, so I’ve more or less stuck to the same routine for a long time. I think a little concealer, clear brow gel and a lip balm go a long way.
What can always be found in your makeup bag?
The Hermès lip balm in Rose Tan, Hourglass Vanish airbrush concealer, Benefit’s classic clear eyebrow gel, and the Kosas Sun Show bronzer.
Let’s talk fragrance. What are you loving at the moment?
I think Byredo’s Gypsy Water is a classic. My partner uses it and most of the time I just spray it on too. Otherwise, I really like Loewe 001.
How do you choose your evening fragrance?
I love the Atelier Cologne perfumes which always feel super opulent and extravagant, although they’re definitely a statement perfume. When I use it in the evening it’s usually Gold Leather, which reminds me of my mother who introduced me to it.
Are there any innovative products in your makeup and skincare routine?
Emma Lewsham’s products are a step ahead in terms of the effectiveness of the natural ingredients and their approach to sustainability. They’re paving the way for other brands to follow suit with reusable packaging and able to achieve results that are scientifically backed but still completely natural.
Talk us through your hair routine.
I always come back to Aesop’s Shampoo and Conditioner. I think it’s the smell more than anything, but I always feel like my hair is softer and shinier after using it. I love to add a couple of drops of the OUAI hair oil before I blow dry it. I’ve used the classic Dyson hairdryer for some years now and think it still gives the best blowout.
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