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My beauty secrets: Luisa Petch

Aucklander Luisa Petch (42) is a freelance hairdresser, make-up artist and stylist.
Luisa Petch,freelance hairdresser, make-up artist and stylist.

My beauty philosophy is…

Embrace your wrinkles. Since I turned 40, I’m trying to embrace my sagging skin, age spots and those deeper wrinkles without turning to Botox. Now I’m really putting my make-up skills to the test.

The skincare products I can’t live without are…

Moisturiser, lip balm and hand cream, so a staple product is Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant as it ticks all of these boxes. The best cleanser for me is Cetaphil. I would never go without eye serum and my favourite is Elizabeth Arden Prevage. I love the Olay Regenerist range for both day and night moisturisers.

In the summer I go through heaps of Neutrogena Healthy Defense SPF 50 for daytime, which I spread liberally over my face, neck, décolletage, hands and forearms.

My haircare secret is…

After washing I loop my hair up in a bun with product, such as Pantene Night Miracle Leave On Creme Serum and ghd Straight & Smooth, then the next day it has a rock chick curl thing going on.

The must-have products in my make-up bag are…

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup for touch-ups and to add a bit more for “day to night” when I’m out and about.

My biggest beauty sin is…

Torching myself on sunbeds during my late twenties.

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