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"Previously I had been working with my husband as his P.A in commercial real estate for 4 years in Auckland's North Shore. He has recently taken over his family company, which gives me the time now to follow my passion and focus on my beauty Vlogging and Freelancing as a makeup artist.
Beauty has been my obsession from a young age I feel if you are truly passionate about something you have the urge to share it so I started my channel and am having so much fun with it, I plan to get a blog going soon sharing fashion and beauty tips as well."
What is your skin care regime, and which products you use and why?
I swear by Aspect skincare, the products have done wonders for my skin.
To remove makeup I use Neutrogena Foaming Face wash, I have done for years and it’s the best to remove even the most stubborn makeup!
I cleanse in the morning (no toning necessary with Aspect products) and apply the Extreme C Serum & Multi B Serum, then Environ Eye Serum and Environ Sunblock.
In the evening I use the Neutorgena Face Wash to remove the days makeup in the shower, if I haven’t had a long day I use a Pre Cleansing Oil by Environ to pull everything out.
Then I apply Aspect Exfol, Extreme C & Environ Vit A Cream followed by Moisturiser.
It sounds like a lot but looking after your skin is so important!
Do you take any health supplements to help with skin/hair/nails?
I love taking supplements but more specific to beauty, I take Evening Primrose Oil (about 6 tabs a day) its done wonder for my skin, I can’t preach this stuff enough! Every woman should be taking this!!!
I also take a super food called ‘Vital Greens’ its not cheap but worth the money its literally a huge combination of every mineral under the sun, I've found my hair grows a lot faster since I have been taking it and my nails are super strong!
What are your favourite makeup products and why?
Ok this is hard because I love so many, if I HAD to pick (and I'm thinking if the house was burning down and I had to grab five hehe) I would go for:
Makeup Forever HD Foundation – This is by far my favourite I am yet to find a foundation I love as much at this, the finish it creates is literally flawless in my opinion.
The Balm Time Balm Skin Primer – I love this primer, I personally having oily skin suffer prom open pores and oiliness but I have found this helps so much to disguise my open pores as well as mattify my skin, the balm products are incredible quality I use them a lot.
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer – its such an incredible product with multiple uses, definitely a must have!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade – This stuff is amazing, it creates a flawless brow and wont budge all day!
Inglot #77 Eyeliner it’s the blackest black EVER.
Makeup Forever Sculpting Kits, they are super blendable and work like a charm
Do you have any makeup tips/tricks you swear by?
Eye drops before applying makeup, I do this every time! Your eyes will feel so fresh and pop way more
Contour with a business card or credit card – then blend
Blot your lips before applying a second coat of lipstick, it creates a much more even flawless finish.
Always highlight your inner tear ducts, even with a no makeup makeup look it will just lift your eyes and give you a brighter appearance.
What are your favourite hair products and why (at least 3)?
Kerastase, I know they aren’t the cheapest but honestly they are by far the best in my experience, I recently went through a stage of lightening my hair and Kerastase saved it! My hairdresser taught me so much about their products so I can definitely recommend; Kerastase Nutri-Thermique Mask, Elixir Ultime (hair oil) and the Morange Immortal Oil
I also use religiously the Moroccan oil hair masks, I don’t use a conditioner I wash my hair every second day and alternate different treatment masks, I have such thick hair I find this works best for me.
What are your favourite fragrances and why?
Chanel, I have almost every fragrance of theirs, I’m lucky I have a friend in France who sends them to me, I will always love Chanel perfumes, on a daily basis I wear Mademoiselle & Coco. In the evening I wear Allure Sensuelle which has to be one of the sexiest fragrances ever!
I also adore Chloe perfumes, especially the new Rose fragrance its soooo divine and feminine.
What/who are your beauty inspirations/icons?
The French, it’s the country of love, elegance and fashion, I admire their style, and how they make anything chic, I tell you a French woman can wear a T-Shirt and jeans but ooze class, they love to accessorize and incorporate statement pieces to their outfits, for instance a simple cashmere scarf and a pair of earrings can lift a whole outfit; they consider the details as important as the outfit so you’ll also never catch a French woman without a perfect mani and pedi.
Describe your makeup look in 3 words
Glamorous & daring in the evening, dewy & fresh during the day
Any last words of wisdom?
Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief she is beautiful - Sophia Loren