Suki Waterhouse has had to stop buying designer handbags because she ''trashes'' them.

The 25-year-old model has admitted she has banned herself from splashing out on ''expensive'' accessories because she accidentally ruins them, and on one occasion she had to use her handbag as a ''make-up palette'' because her foundation had exploded everywhere.

The star told InStyle.co.uk: ''I stopped buying expensive bags because I literally trash them. I once dropped a foundation on a date when I was 15 years old and it smashed everywhere. I was so worried about my skin because I had mad spots and not having foundation panicked me so much so I scooped it back into my bag and I used my bag as a make-up palette. I kept reaching in there - teen story!''

Suki set up her own label Pop & Suki with her friend Poppy Jamie in 2016, and the star has found creating her own company ''so interesting'' because the pair are often faced with a hurdle, but they believe overcoming those challenges have helped her to become ''assertive''.

She said: ''Having this brand is so interesting because when we face situations like that (with the male director) it's like a new opportunity to push through and be assertive. It's really taught me to tell people what I think which I didn't tend to do throughout the rest of my life before.''

The 'Bad Batch' actress believes the key to a successful partnership when starting up a company is to ''really think'' about the person you join forces with for the project, as Suki has admitted she would not go into business with ''any'' of her other pals.

She continued: ''I think you should really think about the friend you are going to go into business with. I wouldn't go into business with any of my other friends - even ones I really love. We really compliment each other, Poppy has a lot of skills I don't have. For instance I will say to Poppy, 'do you have a town hall in Oxford shire where I want to do a party,' and she will know it immediately. She knows absolutely everyone and makes them feel so special.''