A Beautyblender is the perfect tool to create flawless makeup. Keeping my skin hydrated is also key, so I use Ole Henriksen’s products, specifically the Truth Serum, Banana Bright Eye Creme and a rich moisturiser, C-Rush Brightening Gel Creme, morning and night. Another must-have are my ongoing facials at Melanie Grant, that always leave my skin feeling clean, refreshed and glowing.
People can always tell when you try too hard, so I think women look the most beautiful when they let their natural beauty shine through. That being said, my number one beauty essential is a Spray Aus spray tan.
I cleanse with Go-To Properly Clean, then I’ll use a toner and Go-To moisturiserbefore makeup. By Terry Lumi Serum is such a great base to apply before foundation – it gives the skin just the right amount of glow and acts as a natural colour correcting serum.
For my base, I try to use a product with SPF in it to avoid damage from the sun. Next, I use my NARS Sheer Glow Foundation and liquid blush to give me a glowy complexion. The Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara is a must-have as I love a big lash.
I use the same NARS foundation and build it up to get good coverage. I like this one as it gives me a soft matte finish, which pairs well with a smokey eye and smudged eyeliner. Tarte’s eyeshadow palettes are great and Sephora’s gel eyeliners are so easy to use. Ardell’s individual lashes are always a favourite of mine and then I go in with Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush, which is the bomb for your cheeks. I ensure my eyebrows are thick and filled in as they emphasise my eyes, and Amy Jean’s new eyebrow pencil is fab for this.
If you have straight eyelashes like I do, my first tip is to apply mascara before curling with an eyelash curler. I find applying product before curling maintains the curl all day. I also like to elongate my eyes, so I tend to apply bronzer or a bronze shadow to the outer corners of my eyes and blend it outwards.
I like to mix it up and play with trends, but my style is fundamentally classic. I make sure I invest in timeless essentials that can be worn after trends fade. My favourite Australian designers are Toni Maticevski, Dion Lee, Acler and Ellery, plus international brands such as Christian Dior and Chanel. These designers have a timeless element, but also evolve and keep their pieces fresh and stylish. I’m all about strong details and hero pieces. I just bought the Balenciaga Knife Pumps, which add a fun edge to any outfit.
I’ve always had a love of fashion and took pride in curating my own outfits, but it was only through my job in fashion marketing at Westfield that I saw potential for a styling career. I worked for many years as a Project Marketing Manager and then would work tirelessly after hours and on weekends styling, to build my portfolio. I knew I was passionate about styling and that really grew over time.
Driving sales for brands and helping them to achieve their goals is so fulfilling. Another great part of my job is helping women to look and feel their best. I love when I know that a client feels amazing – it’s such a great process to be a part of.
I’ve just started reformer Pilates at Elite Training Sports and Medicine. As a working mum, having a strong core is imperative and I try and do this twice a week at about 5.30am with Stephanie Dion so I don’t impact my family. This way I’ve also done something for myself before I even start my day. For so long I’ve struggled with weakness in the abs after two pregnancies, but I’m finally starting to feel stronger and have much less backpain.
I do try to be as healthy as possible, but I have a huge sweet tooth and when I really want chocolate, I think it’s best just to have it and really enjoy it It’s harder for me to stick to a daily routine because everyday is so different for me, but morning coffee seems to be my one lasting ritual.
I have two young girls, so when I’m not working I love to spend time with them. That is when I’m at my most relaxed – other than during my alone time with my morning cup of coffee, which tends to be my own kind of meditation before the day begins. I always like to sit and get some work done by myself nice and early, because once the kids wake up the madness begins!”