Love Island star Olivia Buckland talks bargain beauty buys, make-up must-haves and hogging the villa mirror

Published Tuesday, Jul 19 2016, 11:29 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
It could be the inkings, bold brows or edgy long bob, but there's something seriously striking about Love Island star Olivia Buckland - and she's officially our biggest reality girl crush.

Now that the series has come to an end (cry cry!) we managed to grab the stunner to talk bargain beauty buys, holiday make-up must-haves and who took the longest to get ready in the villa.

Love Island's Olivia Buckland shares selfie to Instagram, 18th July 2016

© Instagram / @oliviadbuck



If we were to look inside your make-up bag, what products would we always find in there?

M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish Powder in Light, £24 - that's my fave alongside my M.A.C Brow Set, £14 because I love a strong, striking brow. I apply that over the benefit Brow Zings Brow Shaping Kit, £24.50 and I can't live without and my Hoola Bronzer, £23.50 – that was on my face every day if nothing else was. Oh! And a strong bold red lip which is almost always Max Factor.

benefit Hoola Powder Bronzer £23.50, 30th November 2015

benefit Hoola Powder Bronzer £23.50


M.A.C Brow Set £14, 19th July 2016

M.A.C Brow Set £14

benefit Brow Zings Brow Shaping Kit £24.50, 19th July 2016

benefit Brow Zings Brow Shaping Kit £24.50



You always looked gorge - how did you make sure your make-up stayed on in that heat?

It was so hard to keep make-up on because it was so bloody hot. I didn't wear make-up that much – I love wearing it but I don't really care about not wearing it. I did buy the L.A. Girl HD Setting Spray Spray, £5 and the bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer, £22 on my skin first which always helps. We were always sweating out there, though.

bareMinerals Prime Time Neutralizing Foundation Primer, £22, 19th July 2016

bareMinerals Prime Time Primer £22

L.A Girl High Definition Matte Finish Setting Spray £5, 19th July 2016

L.A Girl HD Matte Finish Setting Spray £5



Did you take any bargain beauty buys to the villa with you? Which ones are you loving at the moment?

I bought this absolutely beautiful pink lip gloss by Max Factor called Radiant Rose, £8.99 before the show. I bought it on a whim and now it's literally all I wear. I'm more into M.A.C now and I treat myself to the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, but usually I get the standard foundation from Rimmel. It does depend on your skin type, though.

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Gloss in Radiant Rose £8.99, 19th July 2016

Max Factor lip gloss in Radiant Rose £8.99



Your hair always looked so on point. How did you take care of the blonde in the sun?

I'm light haired anyway but I'm a lover of dry shampoo because my hair goes quite flat quite quickly. It just gives me a boost. Elnett kept it in place but the Touch of Silver shampoo and conditioner is my savior on holiday.

Love Island star Olivia Buckland share selfie to Instagram-account, 19th July 2016

© Instagram / @oliviadbuck



Since leaving the villa, have you picked up any clever tricks or hacks on glamorous shoots?

I used to backcomb my hair in the worst way ever but I learnt a technique that has literally just saved my life! You need to use a really small bristle brush, pick up a tiny piece of hair and backcomb underneath gently. I also think highlights make such a difference – they have become my life! I'm so into strobing.

Who took the longest to get ready in the villa?

It could have been me! Sophie was bad actually but that's because she used to have a nap beforehand. The boys took the longest though and Scott was a nightmare! He was the one telling us to get out of the way of the mirror, he's push infront of us and check himself right out. Yep, he was the worst.

Out of the girls, whose wardrobe did you envy the most?

Cara's! I used to steal things from her and Sophie had so many lovely dresses. Zara's style was girlier than mine but Cara is quite similar to me – she has a little edge. I'd pop into her wardrobe and see what I could wear that day.

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