Illustrator and fashion week regular, Jamie Lee Reardin, has worked with the likes of Dior, Givenchy and now… GLOSSYBOX. You can find her quirky illustrations decorating our July collector’s edition Vive La France box and bringing this month’s French theme to life.
Here she talks us through the products she wouldn’t want to be without and her penchant for Dior.
“My mum always warned my sisters and I that once we started wearing eyeliner, we’d never be able to go a day without it. She was SO right! I’ve been using Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black, £7.99 for years to paint my signature cat-eyes. The firmer felt tip is easy to use, and I love that you can buy it for under $10 in the US because I go through several a year. The best mascara? Dior Addict It-Lash 092 It-Black, £22 and I’ve tried LOTS!
I’d like to say that my look has (hopefully) become more refined over the years as I’ve learnt what beauty trends work best with my features. I’ve discovered the perfect pale pink lip colour for a fresh summer look in Dior Addict Tie-Dye Lipstick, £25.50, while Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ebony, £17 helps me define my brows – it’s bold and stays put. For hair Oribe Dry Texurizing Spray, £39 smells sensational, but also gives enough volume to support a messy ‘do.
Whenever I’m in France I pick up Galénic Nectalys Relaxing Smoothing Night Cream, £36 and Galénic Nectalys Smoothing New-Skin Elixir, £30 at the pharmacy. I use the serum first, which has a delicious peach scent, and layer the night cream over the top. Dior One Essential Serum Intense Skin Detoxifying Booster Serum, £82.50 is a new favourite of mine and I have noticed an incredible change in my complexion, and the overall health of my skin, since I began using it. It’s now the first thing I put on my face after washing it, both morning and night.
Another French discovery, Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrate,£13 was recommended to me by a pharmacist in Paris. It’s light and fragrance-free and has become my morning moisturiser. I use Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, £56 (which is basically magic) to highlight various points on my face to catch and reflect light. It creates an incredibly soft yet radiant glow while also minimising the visibility of pores.