Theo Kogan

I am never less alone than when alone and other musings by Theo Kogan

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.