Writer and author Sophia Money Coutts doesn’t remember seeing any make-up during her young life because ’the posh old school thing is that women aren’t supposed to wear a lot of make-up – or if they do they’re certainly not supposed to look like they’re wearing a lot of make-up.’
Aged 11, vitiligo started to leach pigment from her skin, and when Sophia eventually started to use make-up, some of her efforts were directed at the white patches.
In today’s episode, we talk about how make-up has never been a big feature despite it inching its way into her life, Sophia’s fascination with silky hair, and how a bath is her preferred way to end a day.
We also discuss botox, break ups, navigating uni life, being judged for having a ‘posh’ name, and how Sophia went about crafting characters for her two books, The Plus One, and What Happens Now? (The latter of which I read in a satisfying gulp over the summer and very much enjoyed so would encourage you to buy.)