By Stephanie Darling for The Sunday Morning Herald
Each week, Sunday Life’s beauty director Stephanie Darling roadtests a different makeup or skincare trend and gets inside the head of an industry expert. Ahead, Stephanie chats to co-founder of Ultra Violette, Ava Matthews.
Ava Matthews is co-founder of cult Australian SPF sun-care brand Ultra Violette and a “delinquent blonde”.
What I’m loving right now That I’m not only going to be able to wear my favourite coats very soon, but also NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned.
Beauty icon Miss Piggy. We share similar colouring and are both very into blush. I also love her beauty mantra: “Beauty is all about loving who you are. And if you have problems with that, may I suggest that you try loving who I am?”
Rule I live by I have two: never go to sleep angry and “say what you mean but don’t say it mean”.
Top tip Get seven to nine hours’ sleep each night – melatonin and CBD oil have changed my sleep habits. Also, wear sunscreen every day.
Must-have product Queen Screen Luminising Sun Serum SPF 50+ makes my skin look like it’s been kissed by angels.
I never the leave the house without My phone, a mini SPF for top-ups and a giant scrunchie.
What is your favourite nail polish colour? It’s Kester Black in Barbie, a neon pink.
What is your favourite beauty treatment right now? Getting my teeth whitened and a facial at the same time by Dr Rita Trak at Dental & Skin in Melbourne.
SMH article: https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/beauty/how-the-founder-of-a-cult-sunscreen-looks-after-her-skin-20210422-p57lg3.html