Courtney Smith International Fashion Stylist and her make up favourites.

coco1Courtney Smith is a sought after fashion stylist, columnist, Fashion TV Expert and Presenter who regularly appears on Xpose on Tv3 has given me an exclusive insight into her make up bag and secrets of her flawless skin.

What skin care regime do you use morning & evening?

I use Kiehl’s – I am a big fan. I use the midnight elixir oil at night (sparingly) and I use the Rose Artica lightweight cream daytime.

I don’t have a strict regime but I always take all my makeup off every night and try get a facial once every 6 weeks (its all I can squeeze in time wise I’m sure it should be more often than that!)

Do you use moisturise? If so what do you use?

As above on my face. I use a fab body oil from Sanctuary that you can get in boots on my skin otherwise.

Do you have a must have skin care item?

Probably the Rose Artica cream from Kiehl’s – my skin has never felt better.

What is your favourite beauty treatment?

Decleor facial in Glam beauty salon in Swords – I leave with a brand new face!

Favourite foundation?

Revlon Photoready – every time! It creates a flawless finish.

Favourite make up brand?

Varies depending on the item and product – I have no brand loyalties.

Can’t live without?

The liner marker pen by Bourjois

Love product?

Mac Bronzer powders

Leave product?

Blusher… the powder ones always break so half the time I use my lipstick as a cream blusher instead.

If you had €200 what skin care or make up would you purchase?

All the Kiehl’s products

Does make up change how you feel about yourself?

Not particularly; I feel as confident and empowered with no makeup on but I think there is a time and place for both bare face and made up face. I would never go to a meeting with no makeup on, but then again I would never go the the beach with a face of makeup either.

And lastly what’s your favourite make up look?

My personal preference is just a great base; glowing skin, nicely defined brows and some subtle highlighting.

The rest that follows varies from the bold lip, to a smoky eye – depends on my mood!