24-year-old Perth-born actress Katherine Langford is one of Hollywood’s buzziest next-gen stars currently treading the Tinseltown boards. Langford’s breakout role as teen Hannah Baker on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why put her on the map and the momentum hasn’t stopped since. The rising Australian actress appeared alongside Hollywood luminaries Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and fellow Australian, Toni Collette, in popular 2019 murder mystery, Knives Out, and stars as the lead, Nimue, in Netflix’s newly-released fantasy adventure, Cursed, revolving around the Arthurian legend of the Lady of the Lake. And the young star recently added yet another string to her bow: international spokesperson for Parisian powerhouse beauty brand, L’Oréal Paris. Langford’s stunning new role sees her joining the ranks of a long list of leading ladies, past and present, including Viola Davis, Liya Kebede, Eva Longoria, Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren, everyone’s favourite “friend” Jennifer Aniston, Penélope Cruz, Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai, original supermodel Cindy Crawford, Rachel Weisz, Duckie Thot, and Beyoncé, to name but a few. According to WWD, we’ll catch our first glimpse of Langford in an advertising campaign for L’Oréal Paris’s Casting Crème Gloss in 2021. But in the meantime, Vogue spoke to the newly-minted L’Oréal Paris spokesperson over email about all things beauty. What does it mean to you to be named as the new face of L’Oréal Paris?“It’s such a surreal moment. There’s a lot going on in the world at the moment, but this is something that I’ve kept under wraps for quite some time. L’Oréal is one of those brands that we all grew up with. They have such an incredible track record not only when it comes to beauty, but have also been at the forefront of empowering women, for example, their famous tagline “Because You’re Worth It”. They have an incredible and select group of women that represent them, so it feels amazing to be able to join the ranks of the L’Oréal family.” Can you share the story of when you found out you were joining the ranks of the storied beauty house?“I remember when we had a meeting a couple of years ago, I didn’t wear any make-up and was just myself, and to my surprise they loved that. Since then, the relationship has grown, so it’s definitely been something that’s developed organically over time. I was in Paris last year for fashion week, and met with Delphine, Julian, and Charlotte, and shortly after they called with the news. If I ever partnered with someone or something, I always felt that it had to be meaningful and make sense, and partnering with L’Oréal just felt so right, so it was exciting to say yes.” What are three beauty products you always carry in your purse?“Lip balm, mascara, and brow pencil. I travel a lot, so it’s always nice to be prepared. Lip balm is a staple in my bag, and always has been. I don’t usually wear make-up, but if I do, I think mascara and brows can have such a big impact, and takes very little time.” What is your favorite lipstick shade?“RED, or a natural deep pink.” How do you handle the pressure that Hollywood and social media put on women to look their best at all times?“Everyone is different, but my relationship with social media is ever-changing, and complicated at times. I love it because of the ability to connect with other people, and it also has such a global reach, which I think can be such a powerful thing. However, it’s also created such a distorted reality, and skewed expectations. While I’m mindful about using it, I try to be a positive presence when I can, and just be myself. I think it’s important to see honesty and authenticity online. I say that for everyone, but particularly for younger audiences who are going to see those posts.” How has Covid-19 changed your beauty routine?“I don’t usually wear a lot of make-up, except for [during] my job, and since the lockdown, the industry and projects have been put on hold indefinitely. Lockdown has definitely provided more time to play, and I’d say I’ve been a little more adventurous in trying looks, which has given me even more of an appreciation for make-up as a form of expression. I’ve also found that in lockdown I’ve spent more time trying different products, especially skin care, and coming up with more of a routine that works for me.” Bring the world of Vogue to you with every issue delivered free to your door and insider access to Vogue VIP. Enjoy 3 issues for only $6.
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