Have you ever wondered what was in Leigh Lezark’s makeup bag? I have but I am super nosy like that! But apparently a lot of other people are too because I found a plethora of information about it! Leigh told Elle UK that she doesn’t always have the best skin care regime and sometimes even sleeps with her makeup on. (Yet, she still wakes up with flawless skin. Damn her.) She tries to make up for it by using an exfoliator and cleansing masks once or twice a week. She uses Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque by Kiehl’s. On those nights when Leigh is good about removing her makeup, she uses a moisturizer to do the job. “I’ve been using Beauty Fluid by Olay for years,” she says.
Leigh’s sleek black asymmetrical bob is strikingly gorgeous, but she’s actually a natural blonde and has to dye her roots every three weeks. She says she hates when the roots come out because “it looks as if I’m going bald.” Leigh’s favorite hair styling trick is to blow dry her hair upside down to increase volume. She’s also a propionate of natural eyebrows: “I really think people need to comb their brows,” she says, “but don’t over tweeze them. You’ll be a slave to a shape that’s not your own.” Check out some of Leigh’s other top beauty picks…
Chanel Eye Gloss Luminous Cream Quadra Eye Shadow – Leigh loves the way this gives a glossy finish, unlike powder eyeshadow, which can look dry and glittery. The texture also means the colors are easy to apply and blend with fingertips when you’re rushing out the door. (This stuff was limited edition and it’s not longer available for purchase. Annoying.)
Essie Matte About You Matte Finisher – This topcoat makes any nail varnish matte. “I’m really not keen on glittery or shiny things, so this is ideal when I like the color of something, but not the finish,” says Leigh. You can buy this at Essieshop.com or Amazon. Price: $10.00
MAC Technakohl Liner in Graphblack – I was most curious about Leigh’s black eyeliner of choice because she always has such a perfectly lined waterline. How does she get it to stay put? It’s nearly impossible for mere mortals. Leigh says she wears this MAC black eyeliner every day, and that it’s her favorite for a smoky look that stays on all day long. Hmm! Available at maccosmetics.com. Price: $14.00
More of Leigh’s favorites after the break.
Charles Worthington Front Row High Gloss Serum – Leigh says, “When I wear my hair in a sleek, straight bob, I depend on this serum to give a great shine and keep away any frizz or flyaway hairs.” This is a UK product that’s sold at Boots. The Charles Worthington line that’s sold in the US doesn’t carry the Front Row line, but we do have a Charles Worthington London Results Brilliant Shine Gloss Polish, which might be comparable?
Optrex Eye Brightening Drops – Leigh says eye drops are a trick of her trade. “They help make you feel brighter and more awake in the morning, and provide an alternative to dark glasses.” This is another UK product, but US readers, don’t fret. We have great eye drops here too! Just plain old Visine Eye Drops work super well and you can pick them up anywhere.
Leigh names blush as her favorite beauty product. “I always wear blush to lift my complexion,” she says. “At the moment, I’m using Les Tissages de Chanel in Tweed Sienna by Chanel along my cheekbones, then adding a pop of Powder Blush in Narcisse, also by Chanel.”