Exclusive: Lauren Goodger talks make-up and recreating the Kim and Kanye video!

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Lauren Goodger has revealed her favourite foundation and her must-have bronzer that costs a bargainous three quid!

Reveal spoke to the former TOWIE star about all things hair and beauty including her make-up essentials and her secret weapon for voluminous locks.

And it sounds like we might well catch her and boyfriend Jake McLean recreating that Kim and Kanye video sometime in the future too.

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Lauren Goodger at Tatiana Hair Extensions Salon in London - 28 November 2013

© Tatiana Hair Extensions

What's in your make-up bag right now?

"Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation, £28.50, it's great and stays on like glue! I use a moisturiser and primer by Bobbi Brown, it's important to use a primer to help your make-up last. I then buff my foundation in with a big round brush by MAC and use Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, £32, on my cheeks. I have loads of mascaras, but my favourites are by Estée Lauder and MAC. Also MAC Eyeshadow in Antiqued, £12.50, is really nice, the colour is a mixture of bronze, orange and brown. It makes my blue eyes stand out."

Top bargain beauty buy?

"I love Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick in Asia, £4.99, it's the only lipstick I wear. But my biggest bargain is my bronzer, it's about £3 from Romford Market. I wrote about it in my book and I think they've had a lot of customers! I've spent money on bronzers before and they just feel powdery and look orange. I also use my Lauren's Way fake tan on my face, so that gives me a nice base."

Would you go to a big event having done your make-up yourself?

"I have loads of times, especially recently. It's a lot quicker because I get it done in 20 minutes, but with a make-up artist it takes a couple of hours. It's fun, you know your own face and which colours suit you."

Lauren Goodger at Tatiana Hair Extensions Salon in London - 28 November 2013

© Tatiana Hair Extensions

Lauren Goodger at Tatiana Hair Extensions Salon in London - 28 November 2013

© Tatiana Hair Extensions

Fave products for brows and lashes?

"I fill in my brows with colours from my MAC eyeshadow palette and I also get them tattooed at Tracie Giles' salon. I've got thick brows, I'm lucky, so getting them tattooed makes them look perfect because it fills in the blanks but still looks quite natural. I love it. For lashes, I use the Lauren's Way False Lashes in Daytime Dazzle, £6.95, or Midnight Diva, £6.95."

If you only had half an hour to get ready for a party, what would you do?

"I'd have to have a quick shower, jump in, jump out, and then put on some moisturising cream. I'd put a bit of dry shampoo in my hair and backcomb it, do my make-up in ten minutes, put on a nice jumpsuit and some Louboutins and I'm out the door!"

Tips for a really quick smoky eye?

"I put highlighter under my brows and on the inner corners of my eyes, then I blend a brown or bronze colour into my crease. A bit of mascara and liner and I'm done! I should do a make-up tutorial on YouTube, shouldn't I? I'd love to do that. Go bare-faced and show what I do, with a little timer to see how long it takes! That's something I probably will do, maybe after Christmas."

Talk us through your haircare routine?

"I go to Tatiana Hair Extensions as regularly as I can, because if you have extensions in your hair it's best to change them as much as possible so you don't ruin your real hair. I go every three or four months.

"I don't put any products in my hair. Obviously it's good to use a heat protector, but I get that done at a salon when I have a blow-dry, so I just use hairspray. When I can, I put on some leave-in conditioner and go to bed with it in my hair to give it a nice shine."

Lauren Goodger at Tatiana Hair Extensions Salon in London - 28 November 2013

© Tatiana Hair Extensions

Lauren Goodger at Tatiana Hair Extensions Salon in London - 28 November 2013

© Tatiana Hair Extensions

How do you get volume in your hair?

"A bit of backcombing and Batiste Dry Shampoo, £2.59, that's about it! Dry shampoo is such a good thing to have, I keep it in my gym bag so rather than washing my hair I just spray a bit in and it's good as new!"

Who is your celeb beauty icon?

"I love Jennifer Lopez, she's flawless, and Carmen Electra, I love her hair and eye colour. Also the Victoria's Secret models, I look at their make-up on Instagram. They're beautiful, they look really glowy, fresh and bronzed."

Talking of Instagram, we all know you like a selfie - what are your tips for getting the perfect snap?

"I do, don't I? I'm a nightmare! I'd say having it at a nice angle, the camera on yourself and a nice pout. You can't go wrong!"

Are you going to get in on the 'belfie' - bottom selfie - action?

"No! Well I might do, or do a remake of the Kim Kardashian and Kanye West 'Bound 2' video! I might get my boyfriend to do it with me, that would be hilarious!"

We spoke to Lauren while she was having hair extensions fitted at Tatiana Hair Extensions in London.

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