LESLEY FANNING, 31 YEARS OLD, IT CONSULTANT
St. John’s, Newfoundland
ON HER BEAUTY PRIORITIES
“I would say my beauty and skincare priorities are taking off my makeup before bed, exfoliating/moisturizing, showing my brows love, trying to get 8 hours of sleep and drinking a lot of water. Makeup wise, my priorities are doing what works for me, not just whatever is ‘on trend’ or copying others.
ON INVESTING IN HERSELF
I just love how having a beauty routine makes me feel – I’m investing in myself. I think that’s the whole point of wearing makeup/skin/hair care and whatever else. Also with regards to makeup, what girl doesn’t get excited trying new things that make them feel pretty? I’m not saying I need to wear makeup to feel good, I’m just saying that I enjoy it. Lastly, the older I get the more I realize how important self-care is. I mean, I always knew it was important but I didn’t always follow through. For example, I used to shrug off wearing sunscreen and now I can see the effects of the sun on my skin. Consequently, I am now actively trying to make sure I’m doing whatever I can to protect my skin and reverse any damage that may have occurred.
ON WHAT SHE CANT LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT
My mom never used to leave the house without a lipstick. She said she felt pretty well naked without it and I can confidently say I have since followed in her footsteps. I cannot leave the house without something on my lips; whether it is a tinted balm, lipstick, or lipgloss, there always has to be something on them! Other than that, I typically won’t leave the house without a bit of blush and a well-moisturized face.