Carrie Bickmore On Beauty- And Going Brunette.

As the face of Garnier, Carrie Bickmore is not just a step ahead when it comes to current events as co-host on The Project, she also knows beauty. Having long been our favourite golden girl of the small screen, she's now showing off her darker side with a newly brunette mane, and we're loving it. Carrie sat down with us mid-transformation to talk about her beauty routine, her work/life balance and her new 'do.  


"Growing up, I watched my mum juggle three kids, full time work and a life so I never saw her spend hours in the bathroom…

She didn’t have time! She would duck in, have a few go-to products (I can still remember the smell of her apricot/almond night cream that she used to put on) and that would be it. Now I’m the same when I'm not at work!

Image: @bickmorecarrie's Instagram.

Image: @bickmorecarrie's Instagram.

 
Image: @bickmorecarrie's Instagram

Image: @bickmorecarrie's Instagram

Between working on The Project, looking after two kids and keeping on top of everything at home, my routine is really simple.

I put on Garnier BB Cream in the morning before school drop off with mascara and lip balm- that's it. I wear heavy make up on the show so I can't wait to come home, wipe off my make up with Micellar Water, put on a couple of serums and some moisturiser. 

 

As far as my hair is concerned, I need low maintenance, and that’s why the colour is so important.

While I get it done every day on the project, on weekends I like to go for a run, duck to a pilates class and have a long list of errands. I need to be able to chuck it up in a pony and get on with things. When I have a good colour, it makes it so much easier.

Carrie pre hair-colour transformation

Carrie pre hair-colour transformation

 
A new hue is the perfect trans-seasonal pick-up

A new hue is the perfect trans-seasonal pick-up

It's been really nice to have a change of hair colour.

The last time I tried to go brown I was 19 and it was a disaster, it came out red and didn’t suit me. I still remember the look on my friend’s faces! I think it scared me off ever trying it again, but thankfully home hair colour has come a long way!  But I am finding the older I get, the more confident I am getting to take risks. It's only hair, it will grow back, and it’ll go back to its natural colour, just give it a crack I say! 

 

I love my blonde but...

... with the change of seasons I wanted to try being a brunette. That's why I love Nutrisse because it makes my hair so soft and shiny that even when I don't style it, it looks done. I used Garnier Nutrisse in shade 6, Acorn. 

A post colour blow-dry is a must

A post colour blow-dry is a must

 
Image: @bickmorecarrie's Instagram

Image: @bickmorecarrie's Instagram

My style is simple, I wear pretty much jeans and a tee or activewear…

I do actually exercise in it, not just coffee! I’m conscious of spending more time looking out to the world than in a mirror, it was something my mum taught me. I really want to pass it on to my daughter in this social media heavy world. Of course I like to look nice, eat well, exercise, work hard and have fun, but I like to feel like I am contributing to the world and making a difference, that’s what’s important". 

 
Story by Emily Algar.