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Inside The Vanity Case… Top Irish Model & TV Presenter Cristíona Aston

May 5, 2013

Cristíona Aston (Andrea Roche Modelling Agency)

My Make-Up:
“Before I apply my foundation, (my favourite being Armani Luminous Silk,) I love to use MAC Strobe Cream, as it gives my skin a beautiful luminous base. When I’m a little tanned, my blusher of choice is “Orgasm” by NARS, but when I’m not, I use MAC’s Tenderling Sheertone Blush, or else a MAC creamblend blush like ‘Something Special’.

Cristíona’s Favourites

I contour with MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish Natural two shades darker than my own, which is normally Medium Deep.

I like to keep my eyeshadow quite neutral by using Kid by MAC blending well with a darker or richer shade around socket. My favourite eyeliner is Blacktrack by MAC but I also love Lancome’s Artliner. Recently I’ve been getting gorgeous eyelash extensions by Yan – my beautiful friend/manicurist of several years who now also does my brows with HD Brows. Now I have no need for mascara! #nomorepandaeyes!

My favourite lipstick at the moment is MAC’s Shy Girl! Before applying it, I use a lip-liner in a similar shade. To finish, I frame my face by using a slanted MAC liner brush to fill in my eyebrows with Laura Mercier’s Soft Brow Definer Gel. A little light over my cheekbones and in the corners of my eyes with MAC’s Soft & Gentle, and then I’m done!


Cristíona at the 2013 VIP Style Awards. (Dress from Cari’s Closet Hire in Malahide, hair by Dylan Bradshaw, and make-up by Kate Rose Crean of Empower Makeup)

My Skincare Routine:
“I swear by IMAGE products, which I buy from Renew Aesthetic Clinic (located on Hatch St, Dublin.) I love IMAGE’s Vital C range especially the serum…and it smells of oranges! The Total Resurfacing Masque is also top of my list!

To keep my skin really smooth, I use The Body Shop’s exfoliating gloves every single day in the shower. I also use their coconut shimmer body cream for a big night out, as it gives my skin a gorgeous shimmer! I love all their body creams, especially mango and coconut!”

My Hair:
“Ceira Lambert has looked after my hair for four years now. I get Great Lengths hair extensions put in and changed every 5-6 months. I would highly recommend both Ceira and Great Lengths if you want instant length and volume, without the damage associated with many hair extensions.
In terms of styling, I swear by Kerastase Volumactive Leave-In Spray for extra bounce. For work, I curl and pin my hair using my trusty BaByliss Pro-Tongs, while I do my make up, then just take the pins out and shake my hair upside down and I’m ready to go! Lastly I take a good quality Silica supplement every day, and of course try to stay hydrated and eat lots of “hair food” like salmon & nuts.”

photo (2)My Favourite Beauty Tips:
“My favourite beauty tips are the ones everyone knows, but don’t quite bother/get to follow! A good 7 hours sleep (at least!) a night. Lots of good quality water (not tap!) No smoking. Regular exercise. Fresh air. Good nourishing food. Avoid junk food!”

My Favourite Item Of Clothing:
“At the moment, my favourite item of clothing has to be my lime green Dr Denim skinny jeans! When I put them on, I instantly feel like summer is coming and the long winter is behind us! (Ever the optimist!) Apart from that, I also adore my Whistles black leather jacket! Oh…do Loubi’s count as clothing?! I couldn’t choose!”

My Favourite Shops/Boutiques:
“I love Couture Boutique on Dublin’s Duke Street, and Cari’s Closet in Malahide. Earlier this week, when I was in Greystones visiting my very favourite shop/café, ‘The Happy Pear’, I found a fab little accessories shop called Azure, where I bought a pair of gorgeous gold stilettos by Ash, and very pretty pale blue drop earrings for my sister.

ImageCristíona’s profile – Andrea Roche Model Agency:

Cari’s Closet:

Ceira Lambert – Great Lengths Hair Extensions: 087 – 255 6305

Yan (for eyelash extensions/ HD brows/ etc): 087 – 987 8616

Renew Clinic (retailers of IMAGE skincare products):  (Renew Clinic Facebook page:

Make-Up Artist Kate Rose Crean:

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Dylan Bradshaw Hair Salon:

Azure – Greystones:

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