Greek-Irish contemporary art curator and brand consultant Katie Tsouros founded the massively successful Artfetch, and is now building her jewellery empire with her latest venture, Akaterina. Here, I got the inside scoop on her personal beauty loves...
"My day to day routine is pretty minimal, and it also tends to change a bit. I’m not terribly loyal to products or brands and I like to try different things," says Katie.
"I’m lucky that I have inherited my mum’s great Mediterranean skin, just with a few more freckles. I rarely wear make-up, especially as I work from home most of the time, so that also helps maintain my healthy skin. I save it for mostly for certain meetings or events or when I am going out."
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"At the moment I am using Pestle & Mortar eye cream, hyaluronic serum and moisturiser every day after my shower. My favourite new product I have just got is the Bisococo Coconut Rose Face Mist - it’s all natural and feels so nurturing. I keep it in the bathroom and just give a little spritz every now and then for a pick me up."
Katie’s skin picks
Cleanser - The Botanics All Bright range
Moisturiser - Pestle & Mortar Hydrate Lightweight Moisturiser, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream or La Roche Posay Toleriane Sensitive Creme
Serum - Pestle & Mortar hyaluronic serum
Eye cream - Pestle & Mortar
Mask - When I used to get spots I used the Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions clay mask and it was amazing. I would like to find a nice glowy mask now though…
Body - Bisococo coconut oil
Lip Balm - Bisococo
Facial Mist - Bisococo Coconut Rose Mist
“I love all the Bisococo range because it’s completely natural and feels really gentle. The face mist has a lovely scent and the lip balm is so super moisturising. It also all comes really nicely branded and packaged, which I’m a sucker for, and it’s pretty good value. Their Instagram is also dreamy.”
Katie’s top skincare tip
“My mother always told me less is more, so I do live by that rule. I would say try and give your skin some make up free breathing time as much as possible, I know it’s not for everyone but I love how it makes my skin feel to just be free.”
Katie’s make-up picks
Foundation - Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser
Primer - MAC Strobe Cream
Mascara - Maybelline Colossal Volume
Liner - Rimmel Exaggerate liquid liner and Benefit Badgal pencil eyeliner
Palette/eyeshadow - I used to always get Urban Decay in Chopper and Smog. I also just bought a new MAC Shiny Pretty Shadow in Put U On Gold.
Powder - Laura Mercier Sheer Perfection powder
Brushes - Have an Isadora bronzer brush that I love
Other - Bobbi Brown bronzer and Benefit High Beam (have been using them for years) - essentially my whole make-up routine hasn’t changed much since I was a teenager, which either means I was really good at make-up when I was really young, or I look ridiculous!
“I have loved Maybelline Colossal mascara forever, they used to do an amazing one with white at one end that went on first and then the black on top - still so sad they don’t have that anymore. But I think for all the fancy, expensive mascaras you can buy, Maybelline has always been the best.”
Katie’s top make-up tip
“I like to go light on the skin but dramatic on the eyes. I hate the feeling of being “caked” - but I’m all about everything glowy and sparkly and love highlighters and bringing up colour with bronzer. For eyes on a big night out, the smokier the better, and ALWAYS strong eyebrows.”
Katie’s hair picks
Shampoo - Kevin Murphy Young Again
Conditioner - Kevin Murphy Young Again
Hairspray - Anything going
Texture spray - John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls
“I don’t use a lot of hair products because I find they make my hair greasy. But I absolutely love everything by Kevin Murphy - it’s such a treat. Whenever I get the shampoo and conditioner it feels like the most precious thing I have. It’s so light and your hair is just so soft after using it. I also like a light sea salt spray or something similar to bring out my curls in summer.”
What’s your top hair tip?
“I think good shampoo and conditioner makes the world of difference - but I don’t always indulge myself. It’s probably silly when I spend so much money on colour, but it feels like such an indulgence.”
Photo: Katie Tsouros