Click here to listen to the Sophia Money Coutts episode of Beauty Full Lives.
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.)
Beauty Full Lives is hosted by Madeleine Spencer, produced by Charlie Jones, and with artwork by Sung Lee.