Adria Arjona on starring in Giorgio Armani’s unretouched fragrance campaign and her bargain beauty hacks

Adria Arjona on starring in Giorgio Armani’s unretouched fragrance campaign and her bargain beauty hacks

Welcome to Beauty Bytes, a place where I chat to celebrities about all things beauty, from their favourite products to the best advice they’ve ever been given. Read on for the beauty low-down from Adria Arjona…

If you’ve not heard of Adria Arjona, chances are you’re going to see a whole lot more of the 25-year-old American actress from now on.

The Mexico City-born daughter of a Puerto Rican beauty queen and a Guatemalan musician spent most of her bohemian childhood travelling the world, before landing in New York City to pursue an acting career.

Now she’s gearing up for international success. She’s not only signed up to star across from Jared Leto in the Spider-Man spin-off Morbius. But she’s also the face of Giorgio Armani‘s new sustainable perfume My Way.

Here Arjona tells Marie Claire’s Fiona Embleton how the Armani campaign pushed her out of her comfort zone…

Fiona: Starring in an unretouched beauty campaign is groundbreaking, but also daunting. What did it feel like to show your wrinkles in a fragrance ad?

Adria: The My Way campaign was probably the most vulnerable thing I’ve ever performed in. Usually you hide behind a character or the lines that a writer has created for you. This time I decided to just be myself. I love the fact that the campaign wasn’t re-touched. I’m not a model, I’m an actress and I love to be relatable. You can see my freckles and my little smile wrinkle, and that’s one of my favourite things of the whole campaign. It tells you, ‘This woman smiles.’ To embrace and feel confident with who you really are – that’s a powerful message to send out.

Head over to Marie Claire UK to read the rest of the interview!

Gallery Link:
Photoshoots > Outtakes > Session 018

Gallery Update (8/22)

Gallery Update (8/22)

I’ve just added some more portraits from a session promoting Emerald City, along with a promotional photo from the show as well into the gallery.

Gallery Links:
Television Productions > 2017 | Emerald City > Promotional Photos
Photoshoots > Portraits > Session 001

Adria Arjona on Escapist Fragrance and Playing a Cure-Seeking Doctor in Marvel’s Morbius

Adria Arjona on Escapist Fragrance and Playing a Cure-Seeking Doctor in Marvel’s Morbius

The actor is the face of Armani Beauty’s newest perfume, My Way—inspired by travel, even if that lately arrives in a Gabriel García Márquez book.
In a parallel universe, a video chat with Adria Arjona might have seen the actress beamed in from a faraway movie set or a beach vacation to her native Puerto Rico. That’s the benefit of having the technological means to track a life in perpetual motion. “I really grew up on a tour bus, which was this magical place full of creativity and craziness,” Arjona told Vanity Fair last year, describing her childhood on the road, alongside her father, the Guatemalan musician Ricardo Arjona. “Sometimes I’d have breakfast in Guatemala and go to sleep in Mexico,” she once put it.

But when we speak in late July, Arjona is stationed in Los Angeles, where she has lived since landing a breakout role in True Detective’s second season. “I don’t think I’ve ever spent four months in one specific place,” the 28-year-old says into the screen. Her hair is smoothed back, showing off punctuation-mark eyebrows. A thin gold necklace, in the style of an Edwardian paper-clip chain, gives our conversation the feel of a time hop.

Travel isn’t on the docket in a summer of pandemic, but it’s still front of mind. Arjona is the face of Armani Beauty’s latest perfume, My Way, billed as a love letter to exploration and shared experience. The campaign film is something of a whistle-stop tour, from flamenco in Spain to a tea ceremony in Japan. Meanwhile, the fragrance—housed in a refillable glass bottle, with a production goal to be carbon-neutral—mirrors that global impulse. Tuberose, sourced from a village near Mysore, India, melds with jasmine and Italian bergamot; notes of vanilla come from a sustainable operation out of Madagascar.

Can a perfume ease wanderlust? Or perhaps the cure arrives in a book, Arjona explains in the interview below. She shares her nostalgia-tinged reading, olfactory postcards from travels past, and how her role in Marvel’s upcoming Morbius (postponed to March 2021) resonates with the current moment.)

Head over to Vanity Fair to read the interview with Adria!

Adria Arjona Swears By Using Hairspray on Her Brows

Adria Arjona Swears By Using Hairspray on Her Brows

Five minutes in on a call with Adria Arjona, and it’s clear she’s a free spirit. We talk about how she believes everything happens for a reason and how, whether it’s good and bad, those experiences shape who you are as person. It’s no wonder then that Armani Beauty tapped the actor—who you probably recognize as Jules from Pacific Rim: Uprising and Emily from the second season of True Detective—as the face of its new fragrance, My Way.

The ethos behind the perfume and its new campaign is “I am what I live,” a call to soak up the best of what life has to offer—and a mantra that undoubtedly carries new weight as our lives continue to shift with the ongoing precautions surrounding COVID-19.

In fact, that message is what drew the rising star to the campaign in the first place. “It resonates a lot with me,” says Arjona. “I love the idea of opening your horizons and paving your own journey. No path is the same.”

I’ll admit, it all sounded a bit woo-woo, but one spritz of this scent and I got it. Its bright, flowery mix of vanilla and tuberose is happy, inviting, and vivacious—everything Arjona represents. But here I’ll let her tell you more. Ahead, she answers all of Glamour’s Big Beauty Questions, including her beauty must-haves, the women inspiring her right now, and the hair advice she swears by.

What’s one beauty rule you swear by?
Moisturize! You can never moisturize enough. I love the Armani Crema Nera Extrema Supreme Reviving Light Cream. It’s pretty dry here in L.A. and I’ve been in the sun a lot. I feel like that’s the one product my skin just soaks right in. I use it both during the day and at night.

How has your upbringing inspired your beauty routine?
All my travels inspire me, but the natural colors and textiles that are used in Mexico and Guatemala specifically are so bright and so beautiful. They use the most beautiful natural reds. I think one of my favorite looks is a bare face and red lip, especially for summer—a nice bright red or orange.

Head over to the Glamour website to read the rest of the interview!

Armani Beauty’s “My Way” Perfume Now Available Online

Armani Beauty’s “My Way” Perfume Now Available Online

Today is the official launch for Giorgio Armani’s newest perfume for women, My Way. Read below for the official description of the perfume and head exclusively to ArmaniBeauty.com to purchase a bottle before they arrive in stores on August 25th!

My Way Eau de Parfum is the scent of discoveries and connections for an openminded, curious and authentic woman who is ready to broaden her horizons and live meaningful encounters around the world.

This floral fragrance for her is an encounter of consciously sourced ingredients. Bergamot meets orange blossom from Egypt in a luminous, sparkling start. An amplified bright floral bouquet of tuberose and jasmine from India is the beating heart of this fascinating scent. Finally, a vibrant cedarwood from Virginia meets a sensual vanilla from Madagascar and comforting white musks to sign the composition.

The blue and gold cap is a metaphor of the world. The blue is the universal color that unites all of us. It is englobed by a golden ring, stamped with the Giorgio Armani signature, a symbol of a unique path that is illuminated by every encounter along the way. This luxurious fragrance is refillable.

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