On sun protection . . .
I have porcelain white skin so using SPF 50+ is a necessity for my face and body during summer months! I don’t sunbathe, but if you have to, avoid sunbathing at peak times.
On the power of makeup . . .
I believe it is all about how it makes you feel inside. It is not about pleasing others; it is whether it pleases the wearer. It is so gratifying doing my job – the joy I get when a client is palpably more confident after I have done their makeup. Just a small amount, done correctly, can really change someone’s attitude and how they feel about themselves.
On getting bronzed safely . . .
Sun-cream naturally gives your skin a glossy sheen, and then you can layer your tinted moisturiser over the top. If you have naturally tanned skin, using a tinted moisturiser with SPF is enough protection.
On her summer beauty regime . . .
I always remove makeup using Bioderma Sensibio H20. I then cleanse my face using my Foreo and Omorovicza Cleansing Foam. I spritz my face with Omorozica Queen of Hungary Mist to close my pores. I use Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster as my serum, then Omorovicza Illuminating Moisturiser and Omorovzca Reviving Eye Cream.
On summer evening beauty . . .
Less is more. During summertime our skin is at its best because of the extra vitamins we get from the sun, so opt for a light base. I like to do a bronzy smoky eye using The Estee Edit Metallishadow Crème and Powder which conveniently comes in a little pot. I would recommend the shade ‘Meteor Shower’, it’s gorgeous on all skin tones.
On the most surprising thing in her makeup bag . . .
Microporous medical tape. It’s so good for eyeliner flicks! Stick it from the outer corner of your eye directed to the end of your eyebrow for the perfect eyeliner once pealed off.
On the best beauty advice anyone ever gave her . . .
I learnt early on that you shouldn’t use makeup wipes to remove your makeup, the standard ones are full of harsh chemicals! So even when you get home late and just want to flop into bed, be sure to properly remove your makeup first. It’s better for your skin in the long run.
On her favourite beauty look of all time . . .
I’m a big fan of a brown smoky eye and matt nude lip. Always been my go to look. Kevyn Aucoin does some fabulous nude lipstick shades.
On her biggest beauty secret . . .
Invest in good skincare products. Skin is not something to be stingy about if you want to age well.