BEAUTY BEHIND THE SCENES WITH MELANIE GRANT
WE´VE BEEN OBSESSING OVER MELANIE GRANT, SKIN EXPERT FOR SOME TIME NOW, AND WE ARE DYING TO TRY A MELANIE GRANT EXCLUSIVE FACIAL IN ONE OF HER STUDIOS. KNOWN FOR CREATING THAT HEALTHY GLOW LOOK ON HER CLIENTS, THAT INCLUDE VICTORIA BECKHAM, CATE BLANCHETT, KIM KARDASHIAN AND MANY MORE, WE WERE BEYOND THRILLED THAT SHE WANTED TO SHARE SOME OF HER FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS WITH US AS WELL AS GIVING TIPS ON HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL BEAUTY BOSS.
Not only is she building up her business, with locations in Sydney, Melbourne, LA and Paris and opening yet another one in New York soon, but she is also a mom of two boys and knows how to juggle beauty and motherhood by keeping her skincare routine simple, but effective.
WHO IS MELANIE GRANT?
Mamma to Adam and Bass, Founder of MELANIE GRANT SKIN HEALTH and SKINCAREEDIT.COM
WAKEUP CALL (HOW DO YOU START YOUR MORNINGS)
Usually, I wake at around 5.30 am and the first thing I do is check on my boys and if I can, sneak in a cuddle while they are still sleeping!
Then it's straight to e-mails followed by a coffee with my husband, Jason, before making breakfast for my boys.
SKINCARE ROUTINE AM&PM?
AM: I like to keep my skincare regime simple. In the mornings I cleanse in the shower, apply an antioxidant serum and then my SPF moisturiser. I never wear foundation - usually it's just eye shadow, mascara, a little brow pencil and a slick of lip balm.
PM: In the evenings, I always double cleanse. Firstly with an oil or milk formula and secondly with an exfoliating cleanser. After cleansing I use micellar water to ensure my skin is perfectly clean. When I can I spritz a hydrating mist and then apply a retinol serum, followed by eye care and and oil or moisturiser.
WHATS ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?
Cuticle oil, lip balm, alkaline water, a kindle and a silk sleep mask.
BEST CAREER ADVICE?
We make a living by what we get, and we make a life by what we give.
Port Douglas in Far North Queensland when I am in need of some true rest and relaxation, Hong Kong for a fun getaway with my husband and always Paris.
WHAT PRODUCT IS ALWAYS IN YOUR BAG?
HOW TO BE A BEAUTYBOSS?
Find your niche and do not deviate from it - the beauty market is over-saturated and it is important to have a unique offering. Skin has always been my place in beauty.
FAVOURITE BEAUTY TIP?
Always wear sunscreen. Always!
CURRENT SKIN CRUSH?
5 PRODUCTS YOU CAN ́T LIVE WITHOUT
SKIN: SPF 50+. Melanie Grant Daily Essentials Moisturiser SPF50+ (coming soon!)
MAKEUP: Mascara, current favourite is Kevin Aucoin Mascara
HAIR: Dry Shampoo, the best one is Klorane Dry Shampoo
BODY: Rose oil by Chanel for my nightly bath...
BEAUTY ACCESSORY: A beautiful hair clip or velvet ribbon