Glamour magazine's formidable Beauty Director, Alessandra Steinherr talks from the magazine's headquarters to talk beauty tips and tricks with the Tantalist. Over to you, Alessandra...
Do you use self-tan products? If so what brands do you use?
Hell Yes! I am a complete self-tan devotee. I am naturally pale and I wish I was born with olive skin. Some people actually think I have tan skin naturally as I am always bronzed. If I want a deep tan I use Xen-Tan The Dark Lotion, which I always apply with a mitt. It’s totally flawless! For a lighter golden tint I swear by Vani-T Bronzing Custard – it leaves skin super conditioned too which I love. On my face I use Lancome Flash Bronzer Gel – it’s super fresh and doesn’t make me break out.
What Make up brands do you swear by?
I use a lot of Lancome, MAC, My Face and Chanel.
Do you feel tanning has become more fashionable?
Absolutely! It helps that products are so much better and give more natural results and also seeing tans backstage works.
Do you think the days of the over-dark tans are over?
Being orange is totally over but I would never say no to a deep tan. If it’s done well it looks stunning. But generally I think it is best not to go too many shades darker than your natural skin-tone.
Do you have anything exciting happening that you want to share with us?
Glamour is turning 10! April will be our big anniversary issue and we have lots of great stuff planned – it will be amazing.
Name one item of makeup you can’t live without?
My Fresh Face Lustre in Sandy Lane.
Do you have models tanned for your Glamour shoots?
Not self-tanned. We tend to use wash-off products on the day, so we can go as light or dark as we need.
Name one fashion accessory you could not be without?
My Cartier Love Bracelet
What do you think the new beauty trends will be next year?
Power Lips, vibrant colour on eyes and subtle metallics.
What do you think the Tanning look will be next year?
Erm – am hoping you will tell me! Am loving that there were actually more tans at the shows. I love the 70’s vibe, with that gorgeous dusty tan. And I also love the light glossy bronze at some shows –very fresh and pretty.
What Celebrities do you think get it right?
The models always get it right: Gisele, Daria Werbowy and Rosie-Huntington Whiteley look beautifully tawny. Jennifer Aniston is pure sun-kissed perfection, Blake Lively always glows and Eva Mendes is just drop dead divine.
Who is the most inspirational person you have meet?
Rafael Nadal – I admire his determination, skill, sportsmanship and humility.
What are you doing after this interview?
Going for a Tan.
Cab or Tube?