Friday 22 September 2017

Beauty Q&A: Mollie King reveals the four key products to get her trademark dewy glow

Mollie King attends the Universal Music Party for The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Mollie King attends the Universal Music Party for The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Mollie King attending The Fashion Awards 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Mollie King attends The Fashion Awards 2016 at Royal Albert Hall on December 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)
Mollie King attends The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Mollie King at Coachella with ghd
Mollie King at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2016, Berkeley Square Gardens, London
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

It's no secret we're a little obsessed with Mollie King's beauty regime.

There, I said it. The 29-year-old singer's career with The Saturdays might be a thing of the past, but her role as a style-icon-in-the-making is just beginning. We caught up with her at Coachella to chat skincare secrets at festivals and beyond.

How do you get such dewy skin? PLEASE tell us.

"I like dewy skin so I keep my skin looking natural at festivals; I use liquid highlighters as opposed to powders, my favourite is a lovely liquid highlighter from Giorgio Armani," she told Independent.ie.

"I also carry Hawaiian Tropic Sun Lotion with me to protect skin while outside all day and I use Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream to moisturise skin. I use Estee Lauder Ideal Light as it’s good for concealing and highlighting under eyes, essential as festivals are always late nights."

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Mollie King attends The Fashion Awards 2016 at Royal Albert Hall on December 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)

What does your hair care routine consist of?

Let the hair do the talking; I always put more effort into my hair than my makeup. A strong and experimental hair look is more effective than a strong makeup look at a festival, also with sunglasses you can never really see the makeup look anyway. 

How do you keep your hair and skin in good condition? 

I make sure that I always use a good hair treatment so that my hair doesn’t dry out. When I have my highlights done I have a treatment at the same time to nourish and repair my hair. I always use SK-II masks, to keep skin hydrated to plump and hydrate my skin. 

How has your style evolved over the years, in comparison to your early days in The Saturdays?

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Mollie King attending the British Fashion Awards at the London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, in London Credit: Ian West/PA Wire.
 

I always go for stripes which are classic year on year for spring/summer. At the moment I love all of the sheer fabrics as seen at the Chloe show. I like really feminine clothes but then also the contrast of oversized tailored trousers which I love to. I have had many fashion disasters though over the years! I was at the British Fashion Awards in 2015 and as I stepped out of the car the slit in dress split open so I was on the red carpet a lot more exposed that I should have been! And in addition to that the ribbon undid on it so I was exposing far too much!

What about after the red carpet, do you use festivals as an opportunity to try out looks you wouldn't have tried before?

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Mollie King at Coachella with ghd
 

Festivals are definitely a time to experiment with beauty. I like to add a pop of colour in hair using a hair chalk or wash in colour, and then also a braid or plait somewhere also. My Coachella hair styles are definitely my bravest festival looks; wearing pink hair was a first for me and also having lots of braids with adornment and rings pushed the boundaries for me! 

I always add texture to my hair for a lived in look and feel, you definitely don’t want to look too polished at a festival so I get that texture by using the ghd platinum tropic sky styler. I use it every day, at home and at festivals, to add texture to my hair.

Do you prefer hair up or hair down?

I am definitely a hair down girl. 

Blonde or brunette? Have you ever, or would you ever, go brunette?

I am definitely a blonde! I once tried on one of the girls in the band’s dark extensions in the front of my hair and it looked terrible so I wouldn’t try it again - unless I tried low lights so that it was dark underneath but still light on top. I definitely wouldn’t go dark all over.

Mollie King attended Coachella with ghd to trial festival hair looks using the new ghd Wanderlust collection, a a range of five styling tools in limited edition hot summer hues, inspired by unique encounters across the globe.

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