For Lucy Boynton, months spent in lockdown has translated to ample downtime at home in London. There, the actress has been making the best of laying low, trading red carpet looks for at-home essentials, and workout routines for mindful strolls. “When we were allowed during lockdown, it was amazing to go through the empty streets of London and the empty parks,we have the most beautiful architecture here,” says Boynton. “Getting to enjoy that at a slower pace than I usually would and really appreciate it, that was fun.” Another marker of this strange, subdued year? A new signature scent. In fact, according to the actress, it’s the best way out of your loungewear rut no outfit change required.
Along with binge-watching I May Destroy You and singing Michaela Coel’s praises (“Just give her all of the awards”), Boynton has been switching her playful makeup touches for curated, simplified skin care. “I try to use very pure and light products, like Weleda, because my skin is so sensitive,” says Boynton. “I’ve tried not to put on makeup and just give my skin a bit of a break, but there were a few days in lockdown where I just needed some kind of excitement and/or novelty.”