I love a great all-girl punk band – partly because of the girl power that emanates
from them. So when I learned that a friend was working with Theo Kogan’s
Armour Beauty, I had to learn more about both Lunachicks (said all-girl punk
band), and Theo & The Skyscrapers. And then I really had to learn more about
Theo Kogan, singer, songwriter, actress, model, and beauty entrepreneur.
I have been partial to NARS lipsticks forever, but they now have serious
competition… Armour Beauty’s all-natural lip-glosses are the perfect accessory
for the warmer months. And who can resist a lip-gloss named after a band or a
Get to know Armour Beauty founder Theo Kogan a little better.
AP: What city were you born in? TK: Quito, Ecuador.
AP: What city do you live in? TK: Brooklyn, NY.
AP: What is your middle name? TK: Ann.
AP: What is your astrological sign? TK: Capricorn.
AP: What is something about you most people don’t know? TK: I love olives.
AP: Do you wear a watch? If yes, what model? TK: Nope…
AP: Diamonds or pearls? TK: Diamonds.
AP: What is your #1 beauty secret? TK: Sleep. Drink water. Don’t smoke.
AP: What fragrance do you wear? TK: Right now, Dark Wave oil by OLO.
AP: Botox or not? TK: Nope.
AP: Hair color: natural or not? TK: Not natural, that is for sure!
AP: What are your special diet tips, if any? TK: Consume less sugar and exercise.
AP: What do you do for exercise? TK: I rotate the gym and yoga.
AP: What are three things that you always have in your fridge? TK: Hot sauce,
non dairy milks, and chocolate.
AP: What is your cocktail of choice? TK: Champagne.
AP: What is your secret to work/life balance? TK: I try to have weekends off
especially for time with my daughter, but I do have to work some of them.
AP: How many miles do you fly per year on average? TK: Hard to say this year,
not so much but some years a lot.
AP: What are your three top tips for travel? TK: Hand sanitizer, lip balm, water,
and tabloids. Oops that’s 4.
AP: 3 songs on your ipod right now. TK: 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton, Black Out Days
by Phantogram, The Wizard by Black Sabbath.
AP: What book are you reading right now? TK: Clothes,Clothes,Clothes,
Music,Music Music, Boys, Boys, Boys, a memoir by Viv Albertine.
AP: Quote to live by. TK: I am never less alone than when alone.
AP: What is your worst pet peeve? TK: Public nail clipping and whistling.
AP: What time do you usually wake up in the morning, and how many hours of
sleep do you usually get? TK: 7 am- ish I try to get 8-9 hours per night.
AP: What is your favorite thing about the beauty industry? TK: Playing with
AP: Least favorite thing. TK: The struggle, the fight. 😉
AP: Who is your mentor? TK: James Vincent, MUA.
AP: Words of advice for young women starting their careers today. TK: Don’t let
anyone knock you down and if they do, get right back up.