BEAUTY BEHIND THE SCENES WITH MATHILDE LACOMBE
WE ALL KNOW HOLISTIC BEAUTY IS A THING (AM I RIGHT?) AT LEAST I HOPE YOU DON'T THINK YOU CAN JUST APPLY A CREAM AND VOILA (PARDON MY FRENCH) YOU'RE DONE. BEAUTY IS A 360 THING, AND ALMOST A FULL TIME JOB. BUT DON'T WORRY, YOU DON´T NEED AN EDUCATION, WE WILL TEACH YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW.
WHO IS MATHILDE LACOMBE?
I am the co-founder of AIME, a mom (I have 3 kids) and a wife ! I live in Reims and work in Paris where we make magic happen with my wonderful team.
WAKEUP CALL (HOW DO YOU START YOUR MORNINGS)
I don’t even need to set an alarm, my kids wake me up in the morning ! I get everyone ready with my husband, they leave for school with him and I hop on the train to Paris. I also love my mornings when I work from home because I drop the kids at school and they have time for tea/coffee with my husband before answering my emails !
SKINCARE ROUTINE AM&PM?
Simple but efficient. In the morning I do a very light cleanse with our cleansing gel or a product that I am obsessed with and that we will launch in a few months. Then I moisturize (face and eye contour) with our Simple Cream. During Summer I add a Elta MD SPF. In the evening I like to oil cleanse and keep it very simple. I use retinol (on prescription, it’s the most potent and cost only 5€ at the pharmacy !) 3 to 4 times a week. I always moisturize my lips with Biologique Recherche lip balm or the Summer Fridays one, and that’s pretty much it.
WHATS ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND? Books (that I don’t always take the time to read ahah) ! And also my Sleep & Glow that I love, a Khiels body cream.
BEST CAREER ADVICE? Trust your gut. This is my mantra and it makes so much sense with AIME (our gut really is our second brain).
Greece, or Italy. Sun, wine, pizza and pasta !
WHAT PRODUCT IS ALWAYS IN YOUR BAG?
Dr Bronners hand sanitizer (even before the pandemic haha !)
HOW TO BE A BEAUTYBOSS?
By trusting your gut and following your intuition.
FAVOURITE BEAUTY TIP?
Less is more. I love using a cream blush (RMS, Westman Atelier or Nudestix) on the cheeks, lips and eyes. It looks healthy, simple and the cream texture allows it to melts into your skin for a very natural look.
This oil we are working on...smells amazing and feels amazing on the skin.
5 PRODUCTS YOU CAN´T LIVE WITHOUT:
SKIN? French Glow
MAKEUP? Jane Iredale, mineral powder
HAIR? The Olaplex regimen
BODY? My AIME dry brush, it exfoliates and stimulates the lymphatic system.
BEAUTY ACCESSORY? An eyelash curler. I almost never wear mascara but I always curl my lashes.