We sat down with the star to find out just how she does it – and got talking about the products (and person!) that saved her skin, her beauty essentials and why she won’t say no to a treat or two.
How often do you wear perfume?
I put it on just before I go out on stage, always. I have it with me backstage. And before I do any TV, anything, it’s the very last thing I do. Before I walk out anywhere, whenever I want to feel my absolute best, my perfume is part of my ritual.
What kind of perfume did you want to create?
It had to have a freshness and last all day, but also a depth that still gave you strength. It had to have the right mix of freshness and confidence and give you energy, but also have the ‘don’t mess with me, I’m a lady boss’ factor.
What’s your daily beauty routine?
Being in the public eye from a young age, I’ve gone through different skin concerns – your skin will definitely talk to you about what it wants. You’ve got to look after it and give it what it needs. I’m pretty combination and my skin reacts easily so I have to be religious about taking all my make-up off – I actually get really excited to take my make-up off when I get home! I’m really good about putting eye cream on and moisturising and toning and I wear sunscreen every day.
What skincare products do you swear by?
I use the Dr Spiller Collagen Cream and love that, and I use retinol at night. I also use a lot of Aspect products. But Ella Bache is my big favourite; their Floral Oil is actually amazing on my skin. And their eye and lip cleanser, to take off make-up, is the best product ever.
Are there any treatments you swear by?
I see Melanie Grant and she has been a huge angel to me. She brought my skin back to life, seriously. She really cares about skin – I get Omnilux and various amazing treatments with her.
What are your best make-up tricks?
I love highlighting and contouring. I’ve got strong cheekbones, like my mother, so I tend to enjoy accentuating them.
What’s your approach to health and fitness?
I try to keep a fit and healthy life. Balance is everything – working hard enough but also getting your treats. I do like going to the gym though. I mix it up – I like playing tennis, basketball, swimming, boxing, all of it.
Are you on team clean eating?
No. I am all about everything in moderation. I’ve never been disciplined enough to say, ‘I’m not going to have that tiny snack.’ But I love healthy food too. If you put healthy food in front of me, I’ll eat it. If you put junk food in front of me, I’ll eat that too. But I do enjoy fueling my body with healthy things. It’s about being conscious of what your body’s telling you.
What grounds you?
For me, staying sane comes from finding time in nature. I have to spend time in nature and I have to have my own time, amongst all of it. It’s how I find clarity.