THE ONLINE MAGAZINE FOR MUAS THE WORLD OVER
tulisa cab

The Comeback Queen

April 30th, 2019

April 30th, 2019

With her comeback to music, her brand-new single Daddy released earlier this month, and her collaboration with W7 Cosmetics, Tulisa is a busy woman.   We caught up with her on her return from the  Coachella festival, where she was hosted by W7.

Tulisa

What’s your first make up memory?

It’s definitely my aunt – she had a very strong look, heavy eyes and lipliner; that really vampy 90s look.  When I was eleven I begged her to make me up and so she did.  I remember looking in the mirror and thinking “wow!”  I absolutely loved it and wanted to look like that every day.  I’m still recreating that look now!

Tulisa

Bursting onto the UK music scene as a teenager, what’s the first product you remember using and did that affect your later product choices?

I’ve always looked for products that work and are good value for money – I’m not going to spend £500 on a highlighter when I know I can find something just as good for a more realistic price.  When I started in music I was using the Boots No17 make up range.  They had concealer sticks that were ideal for me.  I used them for about seven years, until my makeup artist introduced me to Shu Uemura concealer pencils.  I was obsessed with them as they really worked.  I couldn’t believe it when they were discontinued.  However W7 do a concealer pencil – I was so excited when I discovered them!

Tulisa

What’s the one piece of makeup that makes you feel performance ready?

Powder powder powder!  This is so important for me when performing;  I get really hot and my face gets shiny as each performance is so physically demanding.  I have powder at the side of the stage with a bottle of water so I can have a quick drink and touch up my powder between songs.

When I’m not on stage, my concealer stick and lashes are my everyday weapons.

Tulisa

What’s your go-to long-lasting makeup for performances?  What changes do you make to your makeup routine on your days off?

I’m not precious about brands particularly; I like products that work and are reasonably priced.  I had heard of W7 and used the brand before I started working with them.  I now just use W7 cosmetics and am loving the whole range.  The only non-W7 product I use is Rimmel Black Eyeliner as this is great when I’m on stage – you can melt it so that it’s easy to apply and will stay in place for 24 hours.

When I’m not performing I do my own make up,  but I still have a very similar style, still a very smoky look.  I just change the eyeshadow colours up a little – from brown to pink to purple.

When I’m performing I always try to have some non-makeup days, other than using a concealer pencil.  It’s important for me to allow my skin to breathe and prevent breakouts.

Tulisa

Promoting your new single after a few years away will doubtlessly mean a busy calendar.  What’s your skincare regime to keep you looking your best?

I have a regular treatment programme to keep my skin plumped and looking fresh.  I have a collagen wave treatment every two months, as well as treatments to help tighten my facial muscles and give a lifted, contoured look – it’s like taking your face to the gym.  I also have facials to keep my skin hydrated, and use Teoxane peels.

I always make sure I use plenty of eye cream, particularly at night, as this can be first place you can see signs of ageing.  I also use a gradual everyday acid peel which I mix with my moisturiser to assist with regular exfoliation.

I am addicted to wheatgrass spray, which I get from the US.  I buy it online or stock up when I’m over there.  It keeps my face really hydrated and I use it during the day and last thing at night.  I originally got it as it was recommended to help with scarring, but I realised it was such a great moisturiser that I use it all the time now rather than a lotion or cream.

Tulisa

You spend a lot of time in LA – what differences have you found in the makeup you wear in the US as opposed to at home in London?

I take my own products with me when I go over there, so I use the same products all the time.  However I do make sure I stock up on the wheatgrass spray while I’m there!

w7

 

What’s the one product you can’t live without?

My W7 Touch n Go concealer pencil – it genuinely is!

 

 

Credit: Tulisa collaborates with W7 Cosmetics for Spring/Summer 2019, www.w7cosmetics.co.uk

Comments

comments



nudstix

Hot off the Press

May 3rd, 2019
Read More →

header

Hot off the Press

March 22nd, 2019
Read More →

Posted In

, , , , , , , , ,

Tagged

,

By Sarah Dann

Comments are closed.