My Make-Up And Me
Published 29/01/2010 | 11:05
Chloe Lawlor divides her time between modeling assignments and working for the Irish Cancer Society. She tells us all her beauty tips and secrets.
What is your typical morning routine?
I shower as soon as I wake up and spend ten minutes maximum on my make-up. I never have much time. I'm light skinned, like most Irish girls, so I like to bronze it up a bit. Elizabeth Arden and Rimmel Natural Bronzer works a charm, but easy does it.
Do you remember your earliest beauty memories?
My earliest memory is of my mum and her lipsticks; her collection is complete and she loves her bit of lippy. I remember being fascinated with it and with what she was doing. I think it's genetic because I can't find my way past it either - particularly loving Revlon Colourstay Lip Rouge.
What was the first product you ever bought?
My first experiences with make up were tragic ... and I do mean tragic. The one that springs to mind is painful to admit, but I remember buying a set of Argos make-up and heading out with my cousin Jessica for the night .I thought I looked fabulous, but photos from the time reveal I looked more like Crusty The Clown.
What's your top beauty tip?
I think with make-up practise makes perfect, but it's nice to get a bit of advice from someone who really has an eye. I get good advice from Rebbecca De Havalland and Jessica Marie Dean at my agency.
Do you go out without make up?
I love make up and I nearly always wear it when I leave the house. Even a bit of mascara can make you feel fabulous.
In the bag and on the wish-list?
I love Elizabeth Arden 'bronzed beige' because I think it gives a flawless finish. Rimmel 'natural bronzer' is a good powder and it's pretty inexpensive. For dark, smokey eyes Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencil and the cheeks bourjois little round pot blush. My lips tend to chap alot so lip therapy Vaseline or Revlon Colorstay.
What's the most you've ever spent on a product and why did you buy it?
I can't remember the most expensive but my most recent was Urban Decay Vol 2 eyeshadow set at Debenhams. Sixteen eye shadows, two eye pencils and an eyeshadow primer potion for just under €42.
Do you tend to go for bargain buys or are you swayed by the adverts?
Both ... everyone loves a bargain. Every now and then if you spend that little extra it can pay off.
Where do you head for a beauty fix?
Boots - I can't help it, I'm always in there. I'm considering buying a few shares since I've just got myself an Advantage Card. You can expect a leap in profits for the second quarter.
Is there a trend you would like to see come into fashion?
I love the whole Warhol look for Candy Darling or Edie Sedgwick. It's quite sultry but it looks natural at the same time. I'm waiting for Rimmel or someone to do a remake - I'd buy it in a flash.
Who's vanity case would you snoop in?
Cheryl cole or my mate Mab's bag ... both have a perfectly flawless look, it gets on my nerves sometimes.
Is there a product, secret or beauty tip that you couldn't live without?
Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencil amazing ... maybe I'm overstating this, but it's better than anything, ever.