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Emma Chamberlain Talks “How Do You Say Beauty in French” Season Two and Experimental Makeup

Courtesy of Lancôme.

It’s a pink world and we’re all just living in it — well, at least Emma Chamberlain got to live in it for real. Season two of “How Do You Say Beauty in French” is here — we got the new episode early and we're sharing it with you too — and the first few scenes are filled with shots of Chamberlain galavanting around a beautiful and dreamy Barbie-like home (aka Lancôme’s Domaine De La Rose) located in the South of France (think: rosy pink walls, pink floors, and a vibrant lush green garden filled with beautiful pink flowers).

“It's the most insane, beautiful house I've ever seen,” Chamberlain said during a sit-down interview with Teen Vogue. The 22-year-old entrepreneur and influencer has spent the past year working as the global brand ambassador for Lancôme, taking part in various brand activities, like hosting the HDYSBIF YouTube short series, which, of course, is right in her wheelhouse since her launch to fame began when she picked up a camera and started filming her life to post on Youtube back in 2016.

Now, the beauty and fashion mogul is giving fans the chance to learn more about the roots of Lancôme as she takes everyone along on her journey in the new season. You can expect to see everything from the picturesque pink house to her nitty, gritty moments with makeup.

We not only got an exclusive screening of the new season early, but we also had a chance to catch up with Emma Chamberlain to chat about everything in beauty. Below, the beauty mogul shares all, including her must-have makeup and skin care products, reflections from season one, and the meaning of beauty on a personal level.

Teen Vogue: Tell us about your first-ever experience with makeup. Was it good or bad?

Emma Chamberlin: Well, it was definitely, probably hideous. I actually started out when cream products were really in. Everything was cream. Remember when everything was cream or bouncy? My mom got me this little eyeshadow palette that had all the cream neutrals that were shimmery, and I just put them all over and didn't know what I was doing. I also used to use so much mascara, it was like, “Oh my God.” My eyes looked like a little spider.

TV: What’s a skin care or makeup tip that you’ve learned from season one and still use today?

EC: I learned that what works for your friend might not work for you. You have to figure out what works best for you. Thank God Lancôme has the technology that can show you because it's not easy to figure that out on your own. How are we supposed to know? We're not dermatologists. We're not makeup artists. We're just normal people who want to wear makeup and use skin care.

Lancôme has so many different options for different types of people with different needs and end-look desires. When it comes to skin care, their technology is insane. The skin screen taught me that my skin was severely dehydrated, so we've been loading up on the Genifique across the board morning and night. We're really packing on the night cream and doing the whole nine. I even learned about what mascara is best for my eye — best for the type of lashes I have, my eye shape, etc.

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TV: What was your most favorite episode to film last season?

EC: I loved going into the office. Every time I watch it back, I smile so big. The office was closed and I felt like a rebellious teen running around the space. It was so fun and something you never get to do. Normally, I would show up for a meeting and it would be a very different feeling, but there I was, sort of breaking in and touching everything, and it was so fun!

TV: With season two now live, can you share what the thought process was behind the story?

EC: Season one was very much about just Lancôme and me becoming one — just sort of meeting each other. In the new season, it feels like I'm being introduced to the roots. We're here where the flowers are, where this house is in France. We’re digging a little deeper into the brand and sharing that with the viewers.

TV: When it comes to your own beauty routine, do you enjoy taking risks?

EC: I have a very specific routine that I do every single day, pretty much when I am just going out to dinner with friends, going out to get a drink, etc. That's the same look almost every time. I really play when there’s an editorial shoot, a red carpet, or a fashion show. It's those moments.

I'm so fortunate that I get to attend those things so that I have an excuse to get all dolled up and play. My makeup artists and clothing stylists — we play. We love to take risks. We bleached my eyebrows for fashion week, and that was so much fun. It just gave us this massive canvas for crazy eye looks. There's kind of nothing I will not do anymore.

TV: In season one, you mentioned that you love lip products. Can you please share your lip routine/favorite lip look?

EC: I do love to do a matte lip with gloss over it. A Juicy Tube in clear over a matte lip, with a top layer of a pinky gloss. I'm kind of into deep, rosy browns around the edge, and something a bit lighter in the middle. Kind of a ‘90s feel.

For me, the number one priority is the lip. I have the Le Lip Liner in my bag that I use every day (shade 387). Every time I wear it, people are like, “You look really happy.” And I'm like, “There's something about the color!” Whatever lip I'm wearing, whether it's a combo of a liner and whatever, or it's just a liner and a gloss, it's in my bag.

Le Lipstique Dual Ended Lip Pencil with Brush

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Juicy Tubes Original Lip Gloss

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TV: What else do you keep in your makeup bag?

EC: If it's really sweaty out or I'm going to be out all day, I like to bring a little bit of translucent powder. I also carry around a mini Lancôme Lash Idôle. I'll bring a concealer. The serum one is amazing. It's super hydrating and nice.

Lash Idôle Lash-Lifting & Volumizing Mascara

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Care and Glow Hydrating Serum Concealer

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TV: What’s one beauty perception or practice you think should be left behind?

EC: I think there's this negative connotation around wearing makeup at times and what that means. If you want to cover a blemish, cover a blemish. There's nothing wrong with that, but that's not necessarily what it's all about. It's about emphasizing what you love about yourself, being creative, enjoying the experience, and doing it for you in a way that makes you feel good. It’s not about covering things up. That's not why people always wear makeup. People want to wear makeup for other reasons, too, because it's fun.


Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue


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