What is your favourite go-to lipstick/gloss of the moment?
I love a good lippy but with big chubby lips I have to be so careful of the colours I choose. My go-to, every day, choice has to be the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector. It’s nourishing, neutral in the day – and glam at night.
What is your top tip for beautiful summer eyes?
Wear clothing colours that compliment your skin tone and then add lashings of electric, cobalt blue liner or mascara.
If we steal your handbag, which three beauty products will we find in there, on any given day?
Amongst the nappies and wipes, you will find Clarins Eau Des Jardins, Clarins hand cream and baby bum cream, which moisturisers not just the obvious but lips and hands too.
Which SPF saves your skin?
Clarins Sun Care Milk for Children 100% Mineral Screen UVA/UVB 50+. I put this on everyone.
What’s the best beauty advice you have ever received – and have actually adopted?
Beauty needs sleep! Conditioner offers a gentler shave than shaving cream – and if you’ve travelled and forgot your cleanser, baby shampoo is gentle and strong enough to remove make-up. Water, water, water.
How should you be using bronzer this season and which one is your favourite?
Clarins Bronzing Duo, I love a good bronzer, Kim K style!
Should you be artificially tanning?
Tanning time is limited, so to achieve a good bronze, I love self-tan. Being preggie at the moment, I wanted a touch of tanned skin, so I’ve been using the Dove Summer Glow tinted moisturiser.
Your favourite spa treatment indulgence and why you think it is the most relaxing thing ever?
Phat Girl Slim in Parkhurst, any treatment that involves the scent of Clarins and I am happy girl.
Hair saver for the summer?
Baptiste, XXXL volume, the purple can @ Clicks gives my hair va-va-voom volume and is a dry shampoo. I love it.
Did you miss our other beauty experts’ tips? Here they are:
Senior makeup artist for Elizabeth Arden South Africa Gina Myers.
Leigh van den Berg of ‘Lip Gloss is My Life’
Chereen Strydom of ‘For the Beauty Of It‘
Fairlady’s beauty editor Kelli Clifton
Gretha Swinnen is Spree’s beauty editor
Words: Bronwen Olivier