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What do you love most about work­ing in the beauty in­dus­try?

The beauty in­dus­try has taught me that makeup can be em­pow­er­ing, and it can be re­ally pow­er­ful in build­ing some­one’s con­fi­dence and help­ing them find their own style, par­tic­u­larly if they have never re­ally worn makeup be­fore. The psy­chol­ogy of people, un­der­stand­ing what makes them tick and why they make the choices they do.

What’s the most com­mon mis­take you see with makeup?

Be­ing afraid to try some­thing new! Why not try a dif­fer­ent shade of lip­stick that you wouldn’t usu­ally go for? You never know how much you might love it.

What are the key items in a makeup regime for women 40+?

A great brow pen­cil is a sta­ple, the True Color Glim­mer­sticks Brow De­finer is ac­tu­ally a top seller in New Zealand so we know it’s a must!

SPF in skin­care and makeup is so im­por­tant and tar­geted an­ti­age­ing serums are great.

Us­ing a lip con­di­tioner ev­ery day – be­fore bed and in the morn­ing be­fore ap­ply­ing lip­stick – is an­other great tip, es­pe­cially in win­ter.

What in­dus­try trends are you most ex­cited about?

A favourite is the matte look, which is so pop­u­lar right now, and the fo­cus on re­ally good skin prepa­ra­tion through the use of oils and primers.

What’s your favourite makeup look for win­ter?

Red lips – a trend we saw when Avon par­tic­i­pated at the re­cent Mercedes Benz Fash­ion Week in Syd­ney – is a look that is great all year round, but es­pe­cially so for bright­en­ing up dark win­ter days.

What’s a prod­uct you par­tic­u­larly love right now?

I ab­so­lutely love our new Dual Oil Elixir, part of our Anew skin­care range. It evens skin tone and re­vives dull skin and is so ef­fec­tive due to the sep­a­ra­tion of the oils and serum which pre­serves their in­tense po­tency.

What’s your favourite way to re­lax ?

Re­ally long walks on Ocean Beach in Hawkes Bay.

And your favourite thing about this sea­son?

The op­por­tu­nity to wrap up warm! I love win­ter fash­ion and the ex­cuse to buy a new pair of win­ter boots.

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