“Black eyeliner, the greatest mascara on earth and a really fantastic bright-red nail polish. Even if I have a bad cold and don’t want to leave the house, I’m immediately more excited if I have a shiny deep-red nail. Weird, but true.”
Your signature eye make-up is super-cool and slightly lived-in. What is the best way to achieve the look?
“Well, I do it extremely fast – which is why it looks like my four-year-old has done it. I want it to look like it’s five days old. My style icons are Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean and Steve Tyler. I use MAC Feline Liner for the inside of the eye, plus my new Game Changer eyeliner from M&S. It’s glossy black and glides on very easily – I am in love with it. Then stick on loads of my Pile It On mascara, smudge it up a bit and you’re done. Not neat, not clean and not perfect – that’s an eyeliner crime.”
Who is your beauty icon?
Do you enjoy getting your make-up done for TV or do you prefer to DIY?
“I don’t mind either way. Debbie Dannell has done my face for TV for about 100 years. Every time I leave the house looking repulsive I lose her a lot of work. Can I say sorry here? She’s amazing and really fast. I’m not very good at sitting still, so we can stick it on in about eight minutes.”
And your hair – who is responsible for keeping that fringe looking great?
“An actual hair genius cuts my hair. He’s called Michael Charalambous and his salon is Nyumba in London. He gives me that ‘Has she just woken up?’ hair that I love.”
Name your two favourite hair products…
“Aveda Shampure shampoo and my new conditioner for M&S. It’s sort of ‘the one’.”