Actress Lucy Boynton

Vogue called her the “beauty experimenter;” we’re calling Lucy Boynton our new style inspiration. Seriously, have you ever seen anyone with more perfect skin? We sat down with the actress to talk about everything from Mad Men to her favorite beauty products. Spoiler: she loves pancakes almost as much as we do and might just inspire you to go pescetarian. Happy reading…


From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?

Pancakes for all three meals.

How do you practice beauty from the inside out?

I’m trying to be pescatarian which feels much better in every way. The movie Okja was a pretty rude awakening and is, I think, all the motivation anyone should need.

What are your morning and nightly beauty routines?

I cleanse my face twice a day with Pai camellia and rose cleanser and moisturize with their rebalancing cream. Then every few days I’ll use a mask of theirs. I have really sensitive skin so it’s a relief to find products as gentle and pure as Pai.



How do you get into character?

It’s really different for every character I play, but I’m trying to evade answering this question so I don’t give myself away.

Where do you love to travel? What won’t you travel without?

Because I mostly live in London traveling anywhere where you don’t have to be constantly armed with an umbrella is thrilling, and I’ll never travel without a good book or two.

Do you have any go-to workout routines?

I rather loathe any exercise that feels like exercise. Instead, I take ballet classes whenever I can. It’s bloody hard work, but I like that the purpose and focus is improvement of a skill.


What’s always in your fridge? What do you snack on when you’re on set?

Dark chocolate and dark chocolate.

What does a healthy body image mean to you? How do you practice that?

Just loving your body and feeling well and energetic, and not holding yourself up against other people.

What’s a show you personally binge on?

I thought The OA was brilliant; I love everything Brit Marling creates. I always find myself going back to Mad Men.


How is working in the UK different than working in the US? Do you prefer one over the other?

The only real difference I’ve found is that the craft service table is significantly more exciting when working in the US.

Is there any one issue you are passionate about right now and why?

With the political climate changing as much as it has this past year I’m just trying to educate myself as much as possible, especially in terms of what it means to be a woman right now, all over the world. Days for Girls is a particular organization that I’ve been reading into recently that seems powerfully positive. 


What are five fashion items you’re coveting right now for summer?

Marc Jacobs highliner pensPurple/lilac/violet accessories. 50s high waisted trousers. Platform sandals. Carel Kina shoes.

If you could host a dinner party with any five people living or dead, who would be there? What would you cook?

Mia Farrow and The Beatles. I don’t know if I’d want to insult them with my cooking, though.


Read our interviews with Lily Collins and Boynton’s Gypsy co-star Melanie Liburd!