My Top 5


At the end of Desert Island Discs, the contributors are asked what one thing they would take with them. This has always stressed me out a bit, can I take five?!! I had trouble whittling this down to just five, I had to think of which products do I buy again before they run out…


Can I have three??

Estee Lauder Stay in Place Lip Liner. I use 05 Coral mainly for summer, it’s a warm red.

I use 07 Red for Winter, this is a cool red but goes great with colours and also works on my warm skin tone – it’s good to experiment.

Mac Lip Pencil in Spice. This is a great neutral colour.


I fill in my lips with a lighter lipstick. I think it gives the appearance of a fuller lip. My favourite is Bitch Perfect by Charlotte Tilbury.



Not only does this make your foundation/base last all day but the right ones can add a glow. I don’t like a flat/matt base, so Laura Mercier Radiance primer was my go to, but then I was introduced to Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood flawless filter Primer and highlighter. This product tells lies about my skin! It pretends its much better that it really is.


I’m currently using Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish, you need the smallest amount as it’s very concentrated.


Lancôme Hypnose has earned its reputation as one of the best mascaras around. For a cheaper version, try L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes.

I think that’s my five (ish), oh I could go on, but these are the items I don’t want to be without.

High Maintenance? I’m the worst kind, I think I’m low maintenance when I’m actually high maintenance – thank you Harry Burns (When Harry met Sally, best film ever).

Avril x

1 Comment

  1. Laurie

    I love Trinny’s BFF I cou b wit that! X


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