We chat to March 2017 cover model Claudia Jovanovski about her beauty regime and lifestyle.
On looking camera ready year round
When I think about my feelings in relation to my day-to-day appearance and having to be photo shoot ready at a moment’s notice, I don’t feel anxious or stressed as you might expect. Clean eating and being active is a lifestyle for me. When I receive a request to participate in a photo shoot, my immediate response is excitement and happiness. I love being in front of the camera, working with photographers, and the opportunity to discuss some of the topics closest to my heart such as fitness and nutrition.
On morning rituals
Step 1. Hydrate I love to start my mornings with a tall glass of water and occasionally a fresh coconut. This helps rehydrate the body after eight hours without liquid, flush the body of toxins, and boost your metabolism. Dehydrated skin can appear dull, dry and is more prone to breakouts.
Step 2. Cleanse I cleanse my skin every morning, rinse my face with lukewarm water and then gently pat my face dry with a facecloth. This always makes me feel refreshed and helps remove any excess oils, make up residue, dead skin cells and toxins the body has eliminated overnight.
Step 3. Hydration serum To help hydrate, nourish and brighten my skin.
Step 4. Moisturize and protect I use a sun cream with a SPF 50, which moisturises and gives my skin a gentle glow. SPF is essential for those who wish to protect their skin from premature aging, developing wrinkles, facial brown spots and skin discoloration. Don’t forget your lips, hands, neck and eyes.
On evening rituals
Step 1. Cleanse I cleanse my skin, rinse my face with lukewarm water and then gently pat my face dry with a facecloth. To remove any make up and clean skin.
Step 2. Night cream To help hydrate and nourish
Step 3. Eye cream This is important as the skin around the eyes is delicate and often ages faster than other areas of the face.
On daytime make-up
As I live an active lifestyle and am always on the go, my day-to-day look is very natural. I like to keep it simple only emphasising my eyes with some bold black mascara.
On favourite trends
Balayage hair. It is a low maintenance hair option that highlights the ends of your hair and creates a natural-looking gradient from dark to light.
On beauty mistakes
Instead of applying one coat of mascara, I would apply multiple layers without letting it dry in between each coat. As a result I ended up with clumpy spider-leg mascara. I also regret getting too excited with my bronzer. I would cover my entire face with bronzer, which made my face look darker than the rest of my body, instead of giving me a beautiful sun-kissed look. Oops!
On beauty epiphanies
Use a concealer one or two shades lighter than your skin tone under your eyes. This will draw attention to your eyes and help cover any dark bags. For bronzer, apply to parts of the face that would naturally get sun to make the bronzer look more natural. Apply bronzer on cheekbones, jawline, and upper forehead as if you were drawing the number three on each side of your face. Apply blush before your concealer to make it look as if the colour is naturally coming from beneath the skin.