To be honest I don’t know what skin type I have. I kinda just press my finger to my skin and if it feels oily I’ll get out the blotting paper, but I can’t tell the difference if it’s oily. I’m pretty sure it’s not oily, I have a feeling it’s probably dry to normal. Currently, I’m experiencing some dry patches, but I think it’s because I’m not looking after myself properly, at the moment. I think maybe I’m not drinking enough water, it probably doesn’t help with the social drinks you attend. I just never had the acne problem that other teenagers had. (Ed’s note – Lalaine, has amazing skin, it’s at this point in the interview that I was like, this girl, I want her pores. Non-existent pores. Clear glowing skin. Want. Want. Want.)
I think when I was pregnant, my skin was absolutely glowing, after I gave birth my skin was like dead, I was really pale. It was almost like I had no vitamins or nutrients. But other than that, it’s pretty much the only problem that I’ve had. Sometimes I get a little pimple or a zit on my forehead every now and then, but I don’t know whether it’s because I haven’t washed my hair, or I’ve been covering it with turbans.
Go to products or the ones that I rely on, probably the Chanel Cleansing Milk, you put it on, it’s like a moisturiser and smooth it all over your face and it turns to oil and then I think what it does is that it pulls all the dirt out of your skin and then you just wipe it off, you don’t actually use water, you wipe it off. I do that at the end of every day when I remember. Then I always rely on concealer, for the baggy eye issues and the dark circles. I use, YSL Touche Eclat. I use heaps of different mascaras, I pretty much try a new one every second month. I like to try them all. Maybelline, Turbo Lash, really awesome, the waterproof one. I use moisturiser, because I don’t use foundation. So I use, Chanel Lightening Essence, I use like a serum at night and during the day I use a lightening moisturiser, it keeps the tone of the skin really even. So I’ve been using that for about three years. But I pretty much, that’s all I really use. Eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and concealer. That’s it. Main focus is my eyes. I like to show my freckles and my skin.
I like the minimal eye and the bold red lip, you could change it up or modernise it and wear like a punchy orange or something, that looks really cool. The classic smoky eye with the strong brow and the nude lip or maybe like a pink shimmer. I’m not really that into bronze skin, that summer glow that everyone talks about, because you just look brown all over. I also like the dark plum lip stain at the moment. Yeah, that’s probably it.
Olivia Palermo, she’s always sophisticated, a little bit edgy but that New York High Society look, and I love that. I’d never wear the stuff that she wears, I like some of it but I think her style is pretty cool. She usually keeps her hair the same and the make-up the same but she’s got a great sense of style.
Check out Lalaine’s Tumblr here: The Fashionism <3.
- As told to SB