“I grew up right here, in Paris. Due to that, Paris is sort of a village to me. It’s tiny, tiny. I do know everybody, I stroll all over the place, and I don’t use the metro. You may go all the best way to the opposite facet of Paris by bike in 15 minutes—I feel New York is 15 occasions greater. What I actually love about Paris are the terraces, as a result of they’re all over the place. Even in winter we’re on the terrace, seeing folks on the streets, smoking cigarettes…however I do know it’s not cool to smoke, and I solely do it at night time. You are able to do every part in a terrace—you could be alone, learn, be with mates, be along with your boyfriend, see folks. When I’m not in France, I’m at all times searching for terraces.
For years my dad and mom had a restaurant—a brasserie—and I grew up in an residence above it. My dad and mom moved after they offered the restaurant, however me, I wished to remain within the residence. I stated, ‘I’m staying, I’m staying, I’m staying’—I used to be a nightmare at 16. [Laughs] So that they stated, ‘OK,’ and I lived there with my boyfriend. Yeah, it was slightly bit too early. I used to be the worst in school—I didn’t go, I used to be partying, I used to be going all over the place. Now I don’t remorse it, however at the moment, it was slightly bit tough as a result of I used to be misplaced and loopy. At 17 I began to do some modeling, so I used to be making some cash, however I nonetheless felt misplaced. I began to go to theater faculty, and I did 4 or 5 years doing basic theater, and a few improv. I like performing as a result of it’s a option to not be shy, and to precise your self in a different way. It’s a great way to get to know your self. Now generally I act for mates—I do it as a result of it’s an expertise and I like it, however actually it’s for [those friends]. I used to be in a film one 12 months in the past with Marion Cotillard as a visitor actress. At all times like that, only one shot, however I like it.
I’ve plenty of shut girlfriends—I’m actually a woman’s woman. Girls encourage me on the whole. I really like ladies, girls, my mom and my sister. I like to take photos of my girlfriends, I at all times did my sister’s make-up. Once I was youthful, I at all times stated that I wished to be a make-up artist. Really, I forgot, however simply after faculty I did an internship for Yves Saint Laurent in magnificence. I used to be actually involved in make-up. It’s humorous as a result of it’s all about girls, on a regular basis. Nathalie Dumeix— her? She’s a stylist, and she or he had this model and boutique proper subsequent to my dad and mom’ restaurant. From after I was 10, I at all times would go there after faculty to speak along with her. We have been mates, though she was 30 years older than me. She began doing a little garments on me, and we’d discuss and discuss guys, and my life, and my dad and mom—every part, I used to be an adolescent. Now she’s the [designer] at Rouje with me. She taught me about vogue, and making garments, and we had this fusion. She is aware of me so properly, and I do know her. With Rouje I wished to create my excellent wardrobe, for each season. It began with these 25 items—all my classics, a gown, denims, even sneakers. I known as it Rouje, as a result of rouge is pink [in French]. I didn’t need to name it Jeanne Damas, as a result of for me it was extra of a model I created with some folks, not simply me. I don’t really feel like a designer, ?
My mother at all times informed me to not go into the solar. Once I was on trip with my sister, we went with hats and T-shirts, and we didn’t go exterior between midday and 4. I’ve at all times had child pores and skin with no issues in any respect. I didn’t give it some thought—I simply have good genes for pores and skin. Even after I was an adolescent I didn’t have pimples, however one 12 months in the past I stop the capsule after a decade. For the primary time in my life, I had pimples. Like, actual pimples, on my jawline. I assumed, oh my God, what is that this, and I went to a dermatologist. I began to deal with my pores and skin extra, and I received a concealer from Glossier, and now I can’t reside with out it. I don’t have pimples anymore, however they left a number of marks. My dermatologist additionally gave me Cutacnyl, and in case you have a pimple, you set that on it and it really works. You need to see a health care provider to get it, but it surely’s the most effective. I exploit it when I’ve my interval—I at all times have one pimple. You place it on at night time, and the pimple doesn’t get greater after that.
I don’t cleanse, I’m French. No, I’m kidding! [Laughs] In fact I do. I do my favourite milk cleanser, from Joelle Ciocco. I’ve all of her merchandise, they usually’re the most effective. I used to make use of Bioderma, however I don’t anymore as a result of you need to use a cotton and also you don’t wash it—it stays in your pores and skin, and I feel it’s not good. Now I’ve simply Joelle Ciocco. I double cleanse with that morning and night time. And after, I placed on a lotion from her. Then I exploit the oil. I used to do a cream, however I choose oil—it’s actually extra nourishing for the pores and skin, and you may therapeutic massage it in. It’s actually costly, but it surely lasts a very long time since you simply use slightly bit. And as soon as every week I do a masks—my favourite is from Sisley, La Rose Noire. I put it on and I fall asleep with it, and I’ve to sleep weirdly so it doesn’t get throughout. However it’s OK, as a result of the day after everybody asks me, ‘What did you do to your pores and skin?’ It’s loopy. I do it as soon as every week. Oh, and each morning I placed on a La Roche-Posay Anthelios sunscreen—it’s the most effective. Each morning. And, voilà. That’s it, after which I do my make-up.
I at all times have some lipstick on, so I made a decision to make my very own. I like when [a lipstick look] shouldn’t be excellent, even when it’s slightly bit an excessive amount of or too little. I used to say I don’t perceive why folks put make-up on their pores and skin—however now I snort, as a result of I used to be younger and I didn’t have to fret about my pores and skin. Now I perceive! [Laughs] Now I exploit make-up, however I nonetheless like to see the pores and skin. I feel it’s actually French—usually, we take imperfections as a optimistic, and assume it’s cool to be totally different. We don’t need to all look the identical. The wonder is extra about attraction.
I do my make-up actually shortly, with my finger. On my brows I exploit Glossier Boy Forehead in Clear. I curl my eyelashes, however I don’t have mascara at dwelling, only for taking pictures. I like to see the pure lashes. After that I exploit the Glossier concealer, the primary concealer I utilized in my life. I put it beneath my eyes, round my nostril, and on my marks and any pimples. Then I exploit my lipstick—it relies upon what shade, pink, brown, pink—and I put the lipstick on my cheeks, and generally on the nostril so it’s extra pure. And that’s it. And I reapply lipstick all day—I really feel bare with out lipstick. Even after I go to sports activities, I’ve no different make-up, no concealer, however lipstick, yeah. I don’t know, while you’re used to it it’s tough to cease. I really like pink, however these days I choose this mauve, rosy shade. After which I like to make use of a lip pencil from MAC in Spice. I need to begin utilizing bronzer—I don’t know the way to do it—I’ve to ask somebody. This one is from Pierre Fabre. However I found highlighter from Glossier—I’ve Topaz, and I like it.
HAIR & BODY
My hair is very easy. I don’t have plenty of hair. It’s humorous, I really like New York as a result of after I go there my hair will get curly, from the humidity and the climate. In Paris it’s flat—I’ve to maneuver to New York for hair day. [Laughs] I wash it each day with Leonor Greyl shampoo. I like pure shampoo, as a result of it’s stickier and provides quantity to flat hair. I don’t use conditioner, only one shampoo each day. And after the bathe when my hair remains to be moist, I exploit the Hair Serum from David Mallett. It’s like an oil, and I put it like that for one minute and scrunch it in. It makes the feel excellent. I’m going to Delphine Courteille for my reduce, she has been my hairdresser for eight years. She cuts my bangs—she is aware of the way to reduce it ‘dangerous,’ as a result of I prefer it not too excellent. Typically it’s not a bang, and generally it’s a bang, and she or he is aware of the way to do it proper. I additionally go to David Mallett for shade generally, however now I don’t do something to the colour. On my physique, I exploit Buly lotion—I really like the odor. However my perfume is only for ornament. I by no means use perfume—I prefer to odor the true odor of individuals. I don’t know why.”
—as informed to ITG
Jeanne Damas photographed by Tom Newton in Paris on October 16, 2018.