Your Job Involves Chatting To Hollywood’s Biggest Stars - What’s Your Standout Red Carpet Interview Moment?
The first time I interviewed Julia Roberts at the SAG Awards, she kept telling me how obsessed she was with my red lace Steven Khalil dress. That was definitely a ‘pinch me’ moment! She had such a beautiful smile and an incredible energy.
You’ve Spoken About Struggling With Cystic Acne – What Has That Journey Been Like?
I found my cystic acne particularly challenging when I had to be on camera every day, as makeup often made it so much worse. It really affected my confidence. I tried every type of treatment to fix it, and truly believe that ultimately my change in diet cleared it up. I was so conscious of not consuming too much sugar, dairy and gluten – and was super regimented with hydration. I believe that beauty starts within, so if you lead a healthy lifestyle your skin will love you for it.
How Are You Finding Being Back Home In Australia?
Now that I’m out of isolation it’s great! It’s so peaceful, and Australians are very genuine. It feels good to be back.
Who Do You Look To For Beauty And Fashion Inspiration?
Zendaya and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
What Are The Beauty Essentials You Have To Have With You On The Red Carpet?
Always a lip balm – I love the Minenssey Lip Spa Regenerating Balm. It hydrates and soothes my lips, and is formulated with mango seed butter and lemon myrtle so it smells delicious. [Then] lip liner – my favourites are M.A.C and Charlotte Tilbury – and blotting paper – I prefer paper to powder. Blotting paper is my saviour on the red carpet!
Minenssey Lip Spa Regenerating Balm, $25, available at minenssey.com
M.A.C Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Stripdown, $30, available at mecca.com.au
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk, $35, available at charlottetilbury.com
What’s Your Go-To Fragrance And Why Do You Love It?
Le Labo Mousse de Chêne. It’s an exclusive scent that’s really hard to get – it’s their signature fragrance from Amsterdam, I love the fact that it’s unisex. I’ll probably regret giving away this secret!
Le Labo Mousse de Chêne Amsterdam City Exclusive, available in-store only
How Do You Prepare Your Skin And Hair For A Special Event?
I love a mask!! Whether it’s for my face, hair, or under eyes – masks are my miracle worker. The night before a special event I treat my hair to a mask - I love the Ouai Treatment Mask. To give my skin a little TLC, I use the Minenssey Clay Masks either the night before or the morning of an event to make my skin glow.
Ouai Treatment Mask, $50, available at sephora.com.au
Minenssey Skin Revival Clay Mask Set, $79, available at minenssey.com
What’s The Best Beauty Secret A Celeb Has Shared With You?
Brie Larson once passed on a great piece of advice to me. An airhostess once told her to dab tea tree underneath the tip of her nose to prevent blocked sinuses on flights. I swear by this now! Since then, I’ve been told by experts to always dilute the tea tree as it can be damaging to the skin, but it really does work!
What Does Your Daily Skincare Routine Look Like?
In the morning, I wash my face with Minenssey Hydrating Cleansing Soufflé – a super light, foaming cleanser. I follow with moisturiser; my favourite is the new Minenssey Rejuvenating Nutritious Face & Neck Cream. It’s formulated with beautiful ingredients like red maple bark extract and kakadu plum, and perfectly preps my skin for the day whilst working its magic. I follow with sunscreen (of course!), [but] I like to keep things pretty simple in the mornings.
Minenssey Hydrating Cleansing Soufflé, $49, available at minenssey.com
Minenssey Rejuvenating Nutritious Face & Neck Cream, $90, available at minenssey.com
In the evening, I NEVER go to bed without washing my face! I often wear heavy makeup for work, so will remove my makeup before a thorough cleanse – again with the [same cleanser]. Once my face is cleansed, I follow with the Minenssey Flannel Flower Absolute – a hydrating serum that keeps my skin moisturised and hydrated whilst improving elasticity.
Minenssey Flannel Flower Absolute, $65, available at minenssey.com
I finish with an eye cream to keep dark circles at bay. The Minenssey Rejuvenating Repairing Eye Balm is my go-to product - I find it really soothes the tired skin around my eyes. It comes with a metal massage head, which can massage the area whilst caring for my skin.
Minenssey Rejuvenating Repairing Eye Balm, $90, available at minenssey.com
What Self-Care Rituals Do You Like To Indulge In?
I take a bath every night, light candles and read. I also meditate twice a day. In the morning I like to make myself a super healthy tonic - it’s a ritual I always like to keep to.