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My Beauty Secrets: Melodie Robinson

SKY Sport presenter Melodie Robinson shares her beauty essentials.

By Nicky Pellegrino
Melodie Robinson
 Melodie Robinson
Melodie Robinson

Aucklander Melodie Robinson (40) is a presenter on SKY Sport.

My beauty philosophy is... If I fall off the wagon, I don’t beat myself up, I just get back on again. My “wagon” consists of green smoothies, fish oil at night and lots of water. I suffer from chronic eczema and I’ve found that healthy food works better than steroid creams.

The skincare products I can’t do without are... I’m lucky that SKY gets a discount on Environ, MAC and Dermalogica products, so I use Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser, MAC Pro Eye Make-up Remover, Ceres Organic Coconut Oil or Environ Intensive Hydrating Oil Capsules (it depends how much I want to spend – coconut oil is cheap). Plus Environ C-Quence Eye Cream and Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 30 Moisturizer are great.

My hair care secret is... Penny Ainsley. I love her. Not only do her and her team at Auckland’s Ainsley’s Hair Design do a great job with my colour, cut and condition, she’s also really funny. The make-up team at SKY are used to my hair now too, so they do a very good fix-up of my wild curls.

The must-have products in my make-up bag are... MAC Face & Body Foundation – it’s light, which is good for mature skin, and you can build it up on the areas that need more coverage. I love MAC Select Moisture Cover for the bags under my eyes. I use MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot as a base on my eyelids, with two neutral browns. I have five brushes and use those to blend. Brushes are the secret.

My favourite beauty treat is... Going to Auckland’s Formé Spa and getting a microdermabrasion combined with the Lumiere Light Therapy. It gets rid of my eczema.

My biggest beauty sin is... I love wine although it’s hideous for my skin. I balance that by having five alcohol-free days a week, and eating well.

The best thing my mother taught me about beauty was... To smile. Smile lines are beautiful; they show you’ve lived a happy life.

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