How I do my make-up... Jo Malone CBE

The brains behind the Jo Loves brand shares her go-to mascara, desert-island must-have and the scents she loves best

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If there's a woman who knows a thing or two about beauty, it's perfumer, Jo Malone CBE. She's responsible for some of the world's best-loved fragrances – Lime, basil and mandarin and red roses to name but two – which she created as part of her eponymous brand established in 1983. After creating Jo Loves in 2011, she's back where she belongs, creating lovely, original perfumes. It goes without saying that a woman with taste as discerning as hers must have one hell of a make-up bag. And, lucky for us, she gave us a peek through her summer beauty favourites.

here's what jo swears by



"I love the Josh Wood Instant Root Spray [now rebranded to Tinted Dry Shampoo], as it works straight away to hide dark roots while adding volume to hair – it so easy to use and is great to use in the sun to protect the hair."



"The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser is amazing if you want an even complexion without feeling like you’re wearing too much make-up. It contains SPF20 and feels so light on the skin, so is perfect for summer."



"Orange Butterflies is the story of two things I love – the South of France and the beautiful notes of Orange Blossom. I love carrying around the 50ml – it fits perfectly in my handbag, is great for all year round and refreshes any cologne." 



"If I was on a desert island, the By Terry Lipgloss Baume De Rose would be the one beauty product I would take with me. I use it all day long as it’s not sticky but really moisturising and has a lovely slight rose smell to it. Pop it over a colour or use it on its own."


Jo Loves A Fragrance Paintbrush in Pomelo

"I carry the Jo Loves Fragrance Paintbrush in Pomelo around with me all the time, as I created it to top up my fragrance on the go. The Fragrance Paintbrush was the perfect innovative way to explore a new way of wearing fragrance – painting it on. It’s great to pop in your hand luggage when travelling overseas and apply just before landing to freshen up. Pomelo was my first Jo Loves fragrance and holds so many memories for me."



"I love all the Beauty Pie mascaras as they never run and they make my eyelashes looks very natural, but thicker and longer. The Über Volume Boost Mascara in Jet Black is my absolute, go-to." 


Flexitol Heel Balm

"I pop the Flexitol Heel Balm on at night as it really makes a difference to the heels of my feet, making them feel really soft. If I want a more intense treatment I tend to pop a pair of socks on at night. It is very greasy and oily, but it’s a great product and best to do just before holiday to make feet look great in sandals."


Optrex Warming Eye Mask

"I discovered the Optrex Warming Eye Mask a few months ago and it’s amazing. It’s the easiest thing to do and can be used while traveling on long haul flights. The mask heats up and steams to instantly make my eyes brighter. I pop this on while I’m listening to a breathing podcast – it helps me to relax and reduces puffiness right away."



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