Fie Mahony, School Girl & Cool Girl
Born into hair royalty, it comes as no surprise that this teenage beauty lover knows hair from Afro to Zebra Stripes.
You’ve grown up in the industry, but when did your personal interest in beauty begin?
I’ve been interested in make-up for as long as I can remember. I’ve always found the transformative power of make-up exciting. When I was younger, my parents’ friend, make-up artist Zenia Jæger, gave me a beauty box filled with products in crazy shades, which I loved to experiment with. My interest in skin care started when I was about 10. My skin started to play up so I bought my first-ever product, a cleanser, from a health food store. It’s always been important to me to use organic care products.
You’ve already had the opportunity to write about beauty. How did that come about?
I was an intern at the Danish fashion magazine Cover, where I wrote articles for their website. I wrote a piece about the ten best organic products and interviewed Glossier’s Emily Weiss during Copenhagen Fashion Week. It was really a great experience.
You’ve travelled a lot. Do you have a favourite city?
Definitely New York! I’ve been there three times in total, and the city has such a special place in my heart. I love its multicultural vibe, creativity, and the openness and friendliness of its people. Zenia lives in New York and last time I was there she showed me around all the cool second-hand stores in Brooklyn. A few years ago, Zenia founded Office Magazine, which has become one of my favourites. It’s not only cool, it also profiles a more street approach to the industry, making it much more interesting and inspiring to read than Vogue, for example.
Describe your skincare routine.
I try to do as little as possible. I cleanse morning and night with Cleansing oil from Gaelle Organic, which is gentle on my skin and a great remover of make-up. It’s a common misconception that oils worsen skin impurities. On the contrary, they help to prevent drying. I also open pores with a warm washcloth before massaging the oil into my face. I use Lina Hanson’s Global Face Serum [available at Holly Golightly in Copenhagen], which is also amazing. It calms my irritated skin and gives it a massive moisture boost. The products I use are quite expensive, but a little goes a long way.
Describe your make-up routine.
I try to keep it to a minimum. I use Mineral Foundation from Bare Minerals and Hoola bronzer from Benefit. Then a Highlighter from RMS and Benefit’s Mascara They’re Real. It’s the best mascara I’ve tried. I apply mineral foundation every morning with a powder brush, and bronzer, which I squeeze together with my fingers to make it compact. If I need extra coverage I’ll use Un Cover-Up Concealer from RMS after applying mineral foundation. I always carry RoseWater Balancing Mist from Jurlique in my bag. It’s not a part of my morning make-up routine but I take it with me to school to freshen up my make-up during the day. It smells divine and it comes in a handy size.
What about your nails?
I almost always wear nail polish. It adds the finishing touch to my outfit. I’m not very good at maintaining it, though, and only put on new polish every other week.
Which deodorants and perfumes do you use?
Describe your style.
Tomboy with a feminine twist. I live in my Levi 501s and sneakers, but I also love feminine shirts and dresses. Episode in Copenhagen is one of my favourite second-hand shops. I always buy my Levis there. Zara’s a favourite, too.
Text & Photopraphy Liv Winther, Wash Your face