Bridgerton’s Adjoa Andoh shares her beauty routine and memories

Actress, writer and director Adjoa Andoh shares her beauty routine, memories and wisdom My life in beautya GH series that celebrates and explores the unique nature of each individual’s relationship to their appearance …

… and find out exactly what our favorite celebrities use to look this good.

While gracing our screens for a second star like Bridgertonthan the charming and powerful Lady Danbury, there is no better time to dive into her world of beauty.

Adjoa Andoh; My life in beauty

I’ve had three different hair looks in my life: the short short one I have now (which I also had as a teenager, dyed red or turquoise); the dreadlocks up to the waist; It’s mine Doctor who appearance – slightly bob and tight in the neck. When I had dreadlocks, I used to go to a salon where they greased my hair and scalp and twisted my hair – it takes a lot of work if you want to have it well defined. I’ve always had this fantasy that I’ll have hair again when my hair turns white.

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My hair story is typical of mixed race hair. Growing up in the middle of the Cotswolds, the local hairdresser had no idea what to do with me. Meanwhile, my aunts in Ghana curled my hair into beautiful patterns, which requires great skill and skillful hands.

Anyone with darker skin knows that hydration is key. As soon as I knew what skin was and what moisturizer was, I hydrated it. I usually use The Body Shop soothing and regenerating body butter with almond milk and honey, or the nourishing shea body butter.

The body care shop

Soothing and regenerating body butter with almond milk and honey

My kids would laugh at me if I tried to pass on beauty tips to them, but I tell them to drink more water, sleep more and moisturize their skin. I say: ‘Moisturize your skin or get out of the house!’

In real life, I don’t wear a lot of makeup, because I wear it a lot when I work. If it’s a makeup day, I’ll moisturize with Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion + and follow up with Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. At the end of a day of shooting, I will always remove makeup correctly with Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm or Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser.

I’m quite utilitarian when it comes to makeup. I discovered Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup in a shade that suits my skin tone, and I have always been faithful to it, although I change in the summer when my skin gets noticeably darker.

I love YSL Touche Éclat. My Clinique lipstick shade is Nude Pop, and for the eyes, MAC Eye Kohl in Smoulder, £ 16; it has a density for darkness that is simply wonderful. I’ve been wearing MAC Raizin Powder Blush, £ 20, even for years, and her face powder. I found what I like. Everything I wear is about what makes me feel confident and confident in who I am.

When I was younger, I had a single eyebrow and a mustache! I was essentially Tom Selleck with a big eyebrow. In the early 1970s, when everyone had one-line brows, I would spend every night plucking them. It was great when full brows were back in fashion!

My eyebrow look is from my mother of the family. I have blonde and red-haired cousins, and we all have the same eyebrows: we share some Roma and Spanish origins, which must be their origins. We all look completely different, yet our brows make us look like we are related.

I love to smell good! It lifts your spirits. I also use the fragrance to help me get into roles.


If I had to say something to my younger self, I said, ‘Do you know you hate your knees? When you go to Ghana, you will see that all girls have knees like yours. ‘ I had just grown up with girls who weren’t African so their knees looked different and, really, my knees were fine. I’d even tell my younger self that being in the spotlight in your 70’s living room won’t get rid of your mustache! There are other ways and you will find them.

I have always loved Jo Malone fragranceseven though the Chinese advertising situation a couple of years ago was complicated for me [John Boyega was replaced in an advert he created for the brand by a Chinese actor]. The ubiquitous Pomegranate Noir is a favorite, as is Lime Basil & Mandarin. I love to smell good! It lifts your spirits. I also use the fragrance to help me play roles, which I thought was pretentious, but now I enjoy it.

I think about my characters: what do they like to eat? How do they like to smell? If you have an idea of ​​these things before a scene, it helps you play that character better. A character I played recently, Lady Danbury Bridgertonwore Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense.

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I love a good tailored jacket and a three piece suit. And leather – I’m a punk at heart. I also love shit boots and a white shirt. I don’t think I’ve grown up: I think I’m still 14, I’ve just been to The Clash and it’s 1977 …

Aging is interesting. I was happy to get out of my 20s. You constantly think: ‘Does he like me? He does not like me?’ I had a much more solid sense of who I was and where I was going in my 30s. At 40, I had a big party. Then you get to 50, and it’s ‘oh’. But really, 50 is great! There is a joy and a freedom here that says, “These are my friends, this is what I love, this is me”. I feel like I don’t have to worry so much now.

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