Angus Alexander
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This week we are loving…

…one of our dearest buddies Alexandra Friend, freelancer beauty journalist currently Beauty Editor at Red magazine (or more commonly known in the CFPR office as our ‘glitter fairy friend – Bertie!) we adore Alex and her adorable wee fairy, daughter Clem – here Alex shares her loves:

Face Saving Make-Up tip:

It’s a beauty cliche (and one I really didn’t believe until I found ‘the one’) but get the right shade of lipstick and you need barely any other make-up at all – for me, it’s Chanel Rouge Allure in Ultraberry. And because I don’t like looking too ‘done’, I always do some kind of make-up softening as a final step, whether it’s a face mist, pressing some kind of sheeny moisturiser over my cheekbones (Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Ageing Wake Up Balm is amazing), or bouncing a damp blending sponge over the top to blend everything in and help it settle.

Desert Island product:
I don’t go anywhere without Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm (in the pot, not the stick). I have pots stashed everywhere, and once almost missed a flight because one rolled under a car in the airport car park. Also Crème De La Mer because it heals cold sores in a matter of days, and Alpha H Essential Hydration Cream – simple and beautiful. I’ve also just started wearing mascara for the first time ever – I have long, straight lashes, and never found a formulation that doesn’t transfer until I tried Fairydrops Scandal Queen Quattro Mascara. It’s so budge-proof I thought I’d been using the waterproof version until I checked just now.

Favourite tipple:
I really, really love Pol Roger champagne, but hardly ever get it. It’s all toasty and nutty. And from high to low, I also love the Spanish Tinto Verano when I’m on holiday – cheap red wine with lemonade (sugar-free, from a Spanish supermarket). And a very cold glass of dry Riesling, but only if chosen from a wine list by Clare Forde, who knows the best ones.
Play-time or down-time:
Play-time followed by down-time. Once upon a time, that meant party and a gentle, weekend-long after-party. With a toddler things have taken a different tone: make-believe/sandpit/hide & seek followed by (ideally) an early bedtime for both of us.

Favourite thing in the world:
Baking, I think. It’s therapeutic and ends in cake.

Where you hope to be in ten years in ten words:
Meditating. Haven’t nailed it so far, but surely by then…


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