#ELLEBeautyWeekender: Q/A With Lesley-Ann Brandt
At the ELLE Beauty Weekender presented by Tata CliQ, we are celebrating all things beauty with Lesley-Ann Brandt. The actor popularly known as Maze in Netflix’s show Lucifer is also a skincare enthusiast. Ahead of our three-day virtual event, join us in a chat with Lesley.
ELLE: What is one beauty tip you would pass down to your children?
Lesley-Ann Brandt (LAB): It’s probably taking care of his skin. It was ingrained in me as a child. Kingston knows that we moisturise every single night – he calls it rubbies. And he is accustomed to sunscreen as well.
ELLE: What does beauty mean to you?
LAB: I think it’s being confident. I have friends who have struggled with acne or living a healthier life generally. But if you find the confidence within those things that make you feel insecure, I think that is beautiful. Don’t listen to the noise of the world, telling you what size/height you should be or what skin colour is more beautiful. To love and accept yourself and become the best version of yourself is beauty.
ELLE: Best beauty advice you have ever received?
LAB: My mother told me to always take care of my skin and have a routine. Like a night routine, you just stick to it every day. And, I can never go to bed with makeup on! It’s so incredibly bad for skin and pores. Because I don’t wash my face in the morning, I do a thorough cleanse at night.
ELLE: What would your body say if it could talk right now?
LAB: If my body could talk right now, it would say please do more yoga. I workout so hard and so much with Paolo, my trainer (he’s amazing!), but what my body equally needs is a reset, lengthening and also the quietness for your mind that comes with yoga.
ELLE: What is the one healthy ritual you do?
LAB: That is listening to my body. I found that as I got older – I’m 40 in December. I had a baby, so I really listen to my body on all fronts, and three years ago, it told me I would operate better if I were plant-based. I thought I had developed eczema after my son because I did develop an allergy to eggs, and the minute I cut that out, it cleared everything up. My skin’s never looked better, I certainly don’t have to work out as hard. When I travel, it can be challenging to be consistent, but I just returned from South Africa and was ecstatic that the vegan scene was so huge.
Get ready for a weekend filled with all things beauty and wellness at ELLE Beauty Weekender 2021, presented by Tata CLiQ. From fun masterclasses to insightful conversations, save the date to celebrate three days of beauty, makeup, skincare, wellness, homegrown and international brands, and much more. Head to the new beauty destination, TATA CLiQ, to stock up on beauty essentials now!