Look fabulous for fashion week, even if it is from your couch
Don't let the celebrities in the front row capture all the attention when fashion week rolls around!
Former model and the newest member of Veet’s Style & Beauty Team, Amy Erbacher, offers her top tips on tricks on how to be front row ready anytime of the year.
What are your top 3 tips when it comes to looking your glamorous best for an event like Fashion Week?
Sleep and a healthy diet as your health and well being (lifestyle) are so important. Have your multi vitamin or Berocca for the day for energy and always have on hand bottled water and a vitamin face mist to keep skin hydrated and looking dewy. I also recommend a mini pee or luminous facial ahead of event to ensure skin is radiant and hydrated!
When it comes to hair and makeup, a killer blow dry for rocking hair as well as killer eyes (50's eye liner flick/smokey eyes) or sensual lips lips (red/ hot pink)
Any advice for our LifeStyle YOU viewers who have to go straight from the office to an event?
I can relate to this! For those who are time poor to look fabulous 24/7 can be challenging! I advise the day before a special occasion, pop in to your salon and get a blow dry, or the night before, wash your hair before you go to bed. Place product in hair, salt spray, moose or whatever gives your hair lift from the roots. When morning arrives, make a few tweaks - if you have long, unruly hair, place in a chic top knot, high pony or classic bun.
Take the time to do your make-up first thing in the morning. Then when you fly out the door all you have to do is make-up touch ups. Use a great primer before you apply your foundation and for extended lasting power apply a great finishing/ setting powder over the top.
Make-up touch up kit should consist of a concealer, good quality lipstick, compact powder/ bronzer and a hydrating face mist for a quick refresh- I'm loving new vitamin sprays
Top tip: Be organised! Leave a bag (survival kit) at the office.
What are your top 5 must-have beauty items?
1. Vitamin A Serum or cream (assists in collagen renewal)
2. Zinc SPF Sunscreen and moisturiser in one.
3. Rich luscious night cream that is full of goodness and feels luxurious. Also ensure it’s packed with anti-oxidants and anti-ageing ingredients . Important to use a great night cream / treatment cream that repairs skin as we sleep.
4. I love seaweed and natural ingredients in my skincare products- skin is our largest organ, why not feed the outside in with vitamins and minerals.
5. Exfoliate- this is a crucial step to stimulate skin and gently lift dead skin cells, to allow for other products to penetrate to deeper layers of the skin. Skin appears radiant after a gentle exfoliation.
Any inside secrets on achieving glowing skin?
If serious about your skin you have to be committed. I always inform my clients it's like going to the gym, if you don't go, you will not get results. Stick to a simple skin regime that you can follow and products that are prescribed for YOU and your current skin condition, not skin type, by a skin professional. It doesn’t have to be an expensive process; there are no excuses as most consultations are complementary or redeemable on treatment.
We all have a particular skin type whether it be combination, sensitive, oily and so forth. With lifestyle changes such as diet, stress and being unwell, our skin can change and you should treat your skins current condition (what symptoms skin is showing at present). Taking medication can sometimes cause skin sensitivity and photo sensitivity, so if using topical prescription Vitamin A or Pigmentation serums perhaps stop using whilst taking medication or use an SPF 30+ every morning and continue to reapply during the day.
Any beauty rules to stick to now we’re heading into Winter?
- Hot showers- dry out skin, try stick to tepid baths or showers.
- Don't place face under hot water- may cause skin sensitivity and show signs of weakened capillaries
- Exfoliate - Gently lift dead skin cells to allow for other serums and moisturisers to sink to the deeper layers of the skin. An exfoliant doesn't have to be granular, as exfoliating vigorously with large granules can cause irritation to the skin and cause more harm than good. There are some amazing gentle exfoliates on the market that are chemical (they exfoliate the skin without granules) with Aha's and BHA and AHA's.
- Check moisturiser. In winter we may need to apply more moisturiser or change to a slightly more nourishing one due to heating, hotter showers and so forth.
- If you have oily skin- you may need to use a moisturiser that is water based. The skin produces oil as it may need oil.
- Drinks lots of water and herbal teas.