Novembre 25th, 2022
Could you introduce yourself in a few words?
TIFFANY BOUELLE. My name is Tiffany Bouelle, I grew up in Paris and I’m an artist and a designer. I think there are two essential things in life: sharing and putting love into everything – your creations, your relationships.
Is there a turning point in your life that made you the woman you are today?
T.F. I left home when I was very young, so young that they told me, “You’re a minor. We don’t approve of this choice. You’ll have to fend for yourself.” Fending for myself in Paris taught me the hardships of life and hard work. Starting from scratch in a city like Paris takes a survival instinct and a lot of determination. But I succeeded, and all those years of struggle taught me a lot. Especially to really relish every one of my victories. I don’t take anything for granted.
What is your greatest pride?
T.F. My greatest works: my son and doing what I love for a living.
What is a typical day like for you?
T.F. The current situation is quite remarkable and means everything to me: I’m on maternity leave, so I spend my days loving my child and, when I get creative inspiration, doing some painting. It’s a very special time.
What is your current project?
T.F. My personal artistic research and the energy of my friends.
A leitmotif/mantra in life?
T.F. Love life and take care of everything.
Beauty and well-being
How did you build your relationship with beauty/well-being?
T.F. My partner is always saying, “You spend more time taking care of yourself before going to bed than when you wake up.” I don’t know if that’s really true, but about five years ago, I established certain rituals that help me feel good and take time for myself.
What advice would you give for people to feel good about themselves?
T.F. There are several directions confidence can take: you can focus your confidence on your spirit, you can have confidence in your values, etc. Personally, I’ve channelled my confidence into my work. Every time I work on a new project and someone has subconsciously put confidence in me, they boost my confidence, too. Over time, this professional confidence helped build the other forms of confidence in my life.
So if I had any advice to give, it would be to take your time and find the confidence in you that’s the most stable, to build all the others.
What’s your daily beauty habit for well-being?
T.F. Massaging my face and neck, morning and evening. Using products that leave me smelling good enough to eat.
The beauty of the future in 3 words for you?
T.F. Clean, local, natural.
Routines and skin care
What’s your relationship with your skin? Has that changed over time?
T.F. I wear very little makeup and I keep an eye on my skin to see how I’m really doing, because I tend to be in denial about the negative aspects in my life, but the skin never lies! It’s a great way to get an idea of someone’s well-being.
Yes, because my skin is constantly changing, I choose products based on the seasons, too.
What is your daily routine?
T.F. I wash my face with an energizing soap, I apply a mask to the T-zone, which tends to get shiny, I apply the energizing serum, then my day cream and, lastly, always in summer and winter, sunscreen to protect my skin. Then I take my natural lipstick and apply it to my cheeks and mouth. And that’s it!
Any beauty tips you wish you had known when you were younger?
T.F. Sunscreen, protecting your skin is essential and don’t forget to moisturise your neck.
Your must-haves: The product(s) you would take to a desert island?
T.F. Coconut oil. You can put it on your hair, your body – and you smell heavenly.
What are your favourite myBlend products?
T.F. I love the tools I’ve been using every day since I got them – the individual gel mask and the vitamin C serum.
What relationship do you have with skin in your art and what impact does this have on your vision of women?
T.F. I have a series on exactly that subject, addressing the passage of time and your relationship with yourself as your skin texture changes.
As I said, the skin tells the story of my subject. It’s something I often look at when I meet women because it gives me the keys to knowing about them, be it the texture, the colour, their wrinkles or dark spots.
It’s all fascinating data.
As a multidisciplinary artist, how important are a product’s sensorial qualities and texture?
T.F. Fundamental! I’m very attuned to all the sensory aspects. The colour, too, is very important to me.