Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Learning How to Put Lashes On. That Is a Right Old Skill!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Learning How to Put Lashes On. That Is a Right Old Skill!

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AS SHE LAUNCHES HER OWN FALSE EYELASH RANGE, EMMA WILLIS TELLS KATIE WRIGHT ABOUT HER SKINCARE AND MAKE-UP FAVES

WITH her cool, jet black pixie crop and those amazing ice-blue eyes, is it any wonder Emma Willis was tapped up by Eylure to collaborate on a false lash collection? We think not, and the TV presenter says she was thrilled to be asked: "I've been wearing lashes for about 10 years, but I'd never really designed anything before, especially not a lash. I jumped at the chance, but I was also quite nervous, because I didn't want it to go wrong."

The 41-year-old says she was given free rein by the brand, coming up with a trio of designs.

"They've given me full control and amazing guidance," she reveals at the launch event at a swanky London hotel.

"We had lots of prototypes and kept tweaking them until I got them exactly right. So it's incredible to see them today for the first time, all packaged up."

As a former model and now the presenter of Big Brother and The Voice, Emma has worked with make-up artists for years, but says the most important lesson she's learned about beauty is actually knowing when to stop.

Emma she leaves 10 minutes perk up "I think the biggest tip I've taken is 'less is more'," she insists. "It's easy to keep piling it on, but sometimes you need to stop, take a step back and say 'I've got enough on right now'.

"That, and learning how to put old skill! Use tweezers on one end and a finger on the other, that's how you get them on the best. And let the glue go tacky before you put them on your eye, let it dry a bit."

1 " As mum to three children with husband Matt Willis of Busted fame, Emma doesn't have time for a lengthy make-up routine in the morning, but she tries to make time for a quick skin perk up after she's got the kids ready.

2 "I make sure I leave myself 10 minutes. I'll have the quickest shower in the world, probably not wash my hair! Then just make sure my skin is done. Cleanse it, tone it, moisturise it, and I'm out the door."

She also treats herself to a relaxing facial once a month - and is partial to a rather pricey day cream too.

We asked the bubbly beauty for her five can't-live-without products, and this is what she said. …

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