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Author Clare Grove shares her go-to beauty products

The My Mummy Loves author and illustrator shares her beauty secrets and must-have products.

By Tamsin Marshall

Clare Grove is the illustrator and author of the delightful series My Mummy Loves and says her penchant for shoes began at a very early age. She has turned it into a business and has published two books, plus a stationery set and a collection of emojis.

Skincare

As I have three children (12, nine and six), the mornings are always a rush, so on the school run I'm usually hiding behind sunglasses.

Despite the chaos, every morning I'll make sure I add a few drops of Lumity's Facial Oil, then Estée Lauder's DayWear Sheer Tint Release Moisturizer SPF15. This is a miracle product that I've been using for years.

Hair

Jess, my colourist at D&M Hair Design in Auckland, told me about the Oribe range of shampoo and body builders.

I have very fine, straight hair so these work perfectly on my hair type. They also smell incredible, like perfume for your hair. I also love the Goldwell products. They've just released a Kerasilk Control Humidity Barrier Spray, which is incredible.

Make-up

I don't tend to wear a lot of make-up during the day, but if I'm going to an event I will add an extra layer of eyeshadow and mascara, or a brighter lipstick.

For the evenings I like to go all glam and will do a smokey eye or red lippy with lots of highlighting. The latest collection of Tom Ford clutch-sized shadows and lipsticks are perfect.

Treatments

I try to get to Clearskin Clinic in Auckland for a skin peel every six months. Now that I'm 45 I've noticed that a good exfoliation does wonders to brighten my complexion.

I've had IPL treatments in the past and loved these. They make such a difference and get rid of those nasty sun spots that start developing.

Fragrance

Bottega Veneta. I first discovered this scent in Paris a couple of years ago and have been wearing it ever since.

Smith and Caughey's now stocks the perfume, shower gel and body moisturiser, which is brilliant.

It makes life a lot easier and cheaper than having to order from overseas!

Tamsin is the beauty editor at NEXT magazine and Simply You and was the founder one of the first NZ beauty blogs - beautygoss.co.nz. Follow her for all things inner and outer beauty at @bytamsin.

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