Beauty / IN THE BAG

For Abbey Lee, health comes first

A RUSSH girl from way back, she took on the desert heat for our Cinema issue. Here, from the Portsea Polo sponsored by Stella Artois, the model and actress shares with us why, above all, her health is her number one beauty priority.

My top five products are …

Coconut oil
Lush, gorgeous moisturiser
Black YSL eyeliner
Aesop Face exfoliate
Burts Bees lip balm

My travel beauty routine consists of …
Hotel shampoo.

The best beauty secret I’ve learned backstage is …
Even models have stretch marks!

When it comes to beauty I always …
Avoid products with unnatural chemicals whenever possible. I like simple, earthy stuff. The skin is the largest organ of the body and people can forget that and be reckless about what they smother it in.

My beauty icon is …
Cate Blanchett. I love her strength and her regal presence.

My biggest beauty indulgence is…
A cup of olive oil in the bath.

The best advice on beauty I’ve received is …
It’s always in the eye of the beholder. Including how you see yourself.

The best health advice I’ve received is …
My dad has alway reminded me that above all, health comes first. And he means all forms. Mental health, physical health, emotional health, etc. So he always encouraged me to invest in my health and try to heal pain so I could cope with the other parts of life.

The product I can’t live without is …
I don’t have any products I rely so heavily on. I use whatever is around. If I run out of moisturiser then I find some olive oil in the kitchen. If I can, I throw a toothbrush in my luggage and nothing else in terms of product.