Lesley Keane, senior artist at MAC Cosmetics, who’s worked with the brand since it first opened in Dublin in 1997, shares her beauty essentials with HOLLY O’NEILL.
I LIKE THAT TRENDS ARE NOW EMBRACING INDIVIDUALITY,
where real women can take elements and incorporate them into their daily make-up routines. I love the idea of clashing colours that don’t normally go together. It gives you a more eclectic look, wearing a pink outfit and throwing on a red lipstick.
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THE BEAUTY TREND I’D LIKE EVERYONE TO LEAVE BEHIND IS…
baking – unless you’re a drag performer, this is not a good look in daylight.
THE FIRST BEAUTY PRODUCT I EVER BOUGHT WAS…
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Heather Shimmer with Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lipliner in Black Tulip – the same as every other 1990s teenager. I thought I was the bee’s knees.
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THE WORST BEAUTY MISTAKE I EVER MADE WAS…
using Sudocrem as a white foundation topped with talc as a powder when I was a punk teenager. There was no pale foundation on the market at the time in the ’90s, so I had to be creative, and I wore it every day until my mother convinced me that Sudocrem promotes facial hair growth.
THE GREATEST TIME FOR BEAUTY WAS…
The 1970s, for ultra-glam disco to pared-back boho beauty. Just timeless.
Tom Ford Traceless Foundation, €77 at Brown Thomas
EVERYONE SHOULD TRY…
Tom Ford Traceless Foundation, €77, at least once – it’s like an invisible dream coverage.
Read the full interview with Lesley Keane in the September issue of IMAGE Magazine, on shelves nationwide now.