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Avon national sales manager
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.