MIC's Louise Thompson spills her beauty secrets!

Published Tuesday, Aug 11 2015, 17:04 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
From her enviably bronzed complexion to that effortless smokey eye - there isn't a beauty look that Made In Chelsea's Louise Thompson can't pull off.

In between stalking her Instagram feed for style inspo and watching MIC: LA, we roped the reality star into spilling the contents of her make-up bag - quite literally - so she could let us in on her complexion saving heroes, failsafe lippies and quick hair fixes.

MIC's Louise Thompson uploads makeup selfie to Instagram 11th August 2015

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Are you taking note?!


There's a reason why Lou's complexion is so seamless in spite of all the champers and Chelsea drahhhma - and it's all down to the same savvy spot buster that TOWIE's Lauren Pope also swears by.

"Every girl needs a reliable spot cream and mine is a rare find," she says. "The Malin & Goetz Sulfur Paste, £16.50 is a really good spot treatment. Just add a dab of paste using a cotton bud to a blemished area and leave it overnight. It looks stupid because it's bright white but wake up and the spot has evaporates."

MALIN & GOETZ Sulfur Paste, £16.50 11th August 2015

MALIN & GOETZ Sulfur Paste £16.50

Clear skin while we catch those Z's? We're on it.

"A compact mirror is also handy," Louise tells us. "I keep a small mirror in my handbag so I can keep an eye on my make-up throughout filming."

Avoid smudged eyeliner and banish dreaded mascara flakes with this cute addition by Anna Sui at ASOS, £20. We're just a little bit in love with the ornate casing which is bound to earn compliments whenever you whip it out of your clutch bag.

Anna Sui Beauty Compact Mirror, ASOS £20 11th August 2015

Anna Sui Beauty Compact Mirror, ASOS £20

Lips & Teeth:

Like other reality stars, gorge Louise doesn't rely on luxury bleaching treatments and expensive trips to cosmetic surgeons to keep her pearly whites in check. Oh no.

"Just make sure you floss!" she says. "I keep DenTek Travel Floss Picks, £2.99 in my handbag at all times. They are super useful because I find myself eating out at restaurants often and they save me from post supper embarrassment if bits of food get wedged in my teeth!"

DenTek Travel Floss Picks, £2.99 11th August 2015

DenTek Floss Picks & Case £2.99

And when it comes to that perfectly plump pout, Louise always manages to stand out from the crowd thanks to Kardashian favourite, M.A.C. "I can't live without a selection of red and purple lipsticks," she reveals. "I love the M.A.C Satin Lipstick in Snob, £15.50 especially. Wearing a bold statement lip is usually my style."

M.A.C Satin Lipstick in Snob £15.50 11th August 2015

M.A.C Satin Lipstick in Snob £15.50


"Owning a useful waterproof mascara is useful," Louise says. "As you know, in recent episodes I've been known to cry and panda eyes are never a good look! I like the NYX Doll Eye Mascara."

Not only is this gem a steal at £9 but it expertly wraps itself around each individual lash to provide you with that covetable, fluttery effect without weighing them down. But seriously, enough of the blubbing - will someone book Alik a flight back to The City already?

NYX Doll Eye Mascara £9, 11th August 2015

NYX Doll Eye Mascara £9

We tried.

Much like us, Louise is an advocate of the power brow! "Never ignore your eyebrows," says Louise. "Since I got HD Brows done I have never gone back. I like dark, full eyebrows with a good shape - they can entirely change someone's face!"

Made In Chelsea's Louise Thompson showcases her new highlights, 7th August 2015

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Klorane Dry Shampoo, £3.10 is firm favourite amongst the Reveal beauty team and it's ability to turn around a lacklustre 'do in a few spritzes also has Louise completely sold.

Klorane Dry Shampoo, Gentle to hair 28th May 2015

Klorane £4

"My hair is so fine and this helps give it some lift, otherwise on camera It can look very flat," she says. "Without dry shampoo I would probably have to wash my hair every day to avoid it looking a mess! This one is good because it's made out of natural products such as nettle and oat milk - and it doesn't have a strong scent like others."


"Always have painted nails," the MIC babe advises. "I love getting a gel manicure but when I have time I like to paint my nails in front of the TV. Essie is my favourite. I love the range of colours and the design of the bottles."

Essie nail polish in Peach Side Babe £7.99, 11th August 2015

Essie nail polish in Peach Side Babe £7.99

Essie Gel Colour in Sunset Sneaks, £7.99 14th July 2015

Essie Gel Colour in 'Sunset Sneaks' £7.99

Louise Thompson shows off gold nails and gorgeous post-holiday tan, 21 July 2015

© Instagram / @thelouisethompson

MIC:LA continues next Monday 17 August at 9pm on E4.