Lucy Mecklenburgh spills her health and beauty secrets!

Published Wednesday, Aug 26 2015, 14:53 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Always wondered how former TOWIE star turned sportswear designer Lucy Mecklenburgh manages to look so glam? Us too!

That's why we were super excited to grab her for a chat where she gave us the lowdown on her top beauty buys and unveiled the tanning trick she swears by.

Lucy Mecklenburgh on Sunkissed Bronzing shoot, tousled waves 26th August 2015

© Sunkissed Bronzing

What's the best beauty advice you've been given?

It was from my nan actually! A little bit of sun is good but always wear a strong factor and don't be afraid to fake it when you need to! I don't spend too much time in the sun - maybe an hour max but just top up your glow using a gradual tan.

Sunkissed Bronzing gradual tanning lotion, £3.99, 27th May 2015

Sunkissed Bronzing £3.99

Who is your biggest beauty icon?

It's got to be Jessica Alba! She always has a healthy, natural glow and her skin always looks flawless. Plus she dresses amazingly.

Lucy Mecklenburgh posing on Sunkissed bronzing shoot 26th August 2015

© Sunkissed Bronzing

You're an extremely busy girl! What are your top five handbag essentials on shoots or when travelling?

I love the Sunkissed Bronzing Rocks, £6 because I'm always topping up my cheeks throughout the day when my make-up starts to wear off. They provide just the right blend of bronze tint and light reflecting particles for a natural glow.

Sunkissed Bronzing Rocks £6, 26th August 2015

Sunkissed Bronzing Rocks £6

A nude lipgloss (we love NARS' Turkish Delight, £19.50) is the perfect accessory to my Sunkissed tan and I always carry a comb with me.

NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight £19.50 26th August 2015

NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight £19.50

When it comes to the rest of my make-up I can't get enough of the Sunkissed Everyday Glamour Palette and Bronzer, £5.99. It covers all bases in one easy palette and it keeps me looking fresh faced throughout the day.

Sunkissed Everyday Glamour Palette and Bronzer £5.99 26th August 2015

Sunkissed Everyday Glamour Palette & Bronzer £5.99

I'm also a big fan of hairspray and take it wherever I go.

Kerastase K Styling Laque Noire Hairspray £13.65 26th August 2015

Kerastase K Styling Laque Noire Hairspray £13.65

What has been your biggest beauty splurge?

Probably my semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo! They are so much easier and I don't have to pencil in my sparse hairs everyday.

You're always perfectly turned out! What is your favourite beauty look?

I love evening make-up especially and I'll always attempt a smoky eye with the Sunkissed eye palette - dramatic looks are the most fun. I'll use the bronzer to buff my cheeks and to contour for a little more definition. For a daytime look, it takes me literally 15 minutes to get ready! I'll dust on a bit of bronzer, some mascara and a pink or coral toned lipstick to finish the look.

We know that exercise releases feel good endorphins but you have any other tips for boosting confidence levels?

If I'm having a bad day I'll always have a workout and it's amazing to know that Results With Lucy helped other girls feel the way I do now. Also it's good to spend a little more time on your make-up, maybe adding a bit of contouring or colour into your regime. Little things like that can make a whole lot of difference!

Lucy Mecklenburgh tweets picture of her gym workout in Miami, 4 March 2014

© Twitter / @lucy_meck

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