CAROLINE ISSA’S BEAUTY SECRETS

We catch up with the Tank Fashion Director, Caroline Issa who reveals her best beauty tips for spring 2014.

Front row darling, muse to countless photographers and all-out fashion plate, Caroline Issa – Fashion Director of Tank and Editor in Chief of becauselondon.com is the ultimate style maven. So what will this fashion savvy powerhouse do to stay beautiful this spring? And which makeup looks will she be trying out? Discover Caroline’s secret to springtime beauty!

What’s your typical beauty regimen in spring?

– I use a gentle cleanser, sometimes toner, then moisturizer with a mini facial massage. I use cream in the morning and oil at night. Makeup-wise, it's simple – bit of mascara on curled eyelashes and bronzer on my cheeks. I have just started using eyeshadow for the first time too. I'll be having fun with them this spring!

TOP TIP

If, like Caroline you’re keen to experiment with eyeshadow, start with a wearable cream in a soft nude hue.


Who helps you get ready for spring?

– Angelo Seminara [one of London’s top fashion session stylists] does my hair. I do have to have it coloured too, to cover my greys but I'm not so great at keeping up to date with that! I also go to Margaret Dabbs [renowned celebrity foot expert] for pedicures and I have facials every few months.


This spring’s red lip is already your signature look – what’s your top tip for getting it right?

– Wear lip balm when not wearing lipstick - I have more lip conditioners than I’ll be able to use in the next two years!


TOP TIP

For a red lip to rival Caroline’s apply red lip liner AFTER your lipstick for a cleaner shape.


Based on the season’s fashion palette, what colours will you work into your beauty bag?

– I'm excited to try metallics - whether for nails or eyes.


TOP TIP

Join Caroline in the metallic trend with an easy-wear metallic nail polish, the quickest way to amp up to SS14 style!



What products do you take with you on the fashion week trail?

– Moisturizing cream, a hydrating face mask, nail polish, nail polish remover, red lipstick, lip balm, shampoo, conditioner and a shine spray.


TOP TIP

The perfect travel companion, be sure to pack a juicy, oxygen-boost face mask to blast away the dehydrating effects of flying, late nights and air conditioning.


Words by: Grace Timothy