Exclusive Interview: Lily James Chats Beauty, Brunch And Her New Burberry Campaign

LOOK's Beauty Editor Lydia Thompson caught up with girl of the moment Lily James to chat all things beauty, what makes her nervous and her saucy new Burberry campaign.

Following in the footsteps of both Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, Lily James is the latest star to lend her face (and body) to Burberry’s My Burberry fragrance campaign.  In their raunchiest campaign to date, James, who has starred in both Downton Abbey and War And Peace, looks nothing like the demure characters she is known for.

To celebrate James’ new gig we quizzed the actress…

Q: Your 1st beauty memory?

A: There are pictures of me at about four years old after putting on all of my mum’s make-up while she was having a dinner. But what’s amazing is I actually kind of got it all in the right places, I mean it’s terrible, but it’s good. So I obviously always had an eye for make-up!

Q: Your beauty icon?

A: Julianne Moore – I love her! She’s so beautiful and I just love how she does her hair and make-up. She just always looks so sexy.

Q: Go-to red carpet look?

A: Smokey eyes and strong eyebrows.

Q: Beauty must-haves?

A: My Burberry Black is my signature scent, and then for make up I like a nude look so always mascara, a contour pen, eyebrow definer and lip balm. My hair has been coloured a lot, so I use a lot of hair treatments and masks.


Q: Best selfie tip?

A: Pick a good filter and make them silly, rather than serious.

Q: What’s makes you more nervous, first day on set or first night on stage?

A: Oh first day on set! My first night playing Juliet on stage was the most terrifying night of my life!

Q: How do you relax?

A: When I have time I enjoy long baths and use Epsom salts, light candles, etc. I often read or learn my lines in the bath and I also use yoga, and meditation.

Q: Your favourite way to spend a day off work?

A: Just not doing much. I love going out for breakfast on a Sunday, l love a really nice brunch.