Aussie Beauty Special 2013: Interview: Isabelle Cornish Talks Long Hair, Fresh Skin and Her Best Beauty Buys

Wed, 23 January 2013 4:16PM

Meet Isabelle Cornish…

You probably recognise her face (she starred in last year’s hit series, Puberty Blues, not to mention our recent gallery of Aussie It Girls). As well as her surname – her big sis is Hollywood-based actress Abbie.

With Isabelle set for international stardom, too, we were delighted to be able to catch up with her at a beauty launch yesterday – she’s the ambassador for the new Kérastase Cristalliste collection (out February; watch this space for our review!). Here’s how it went down …

PRIMPED: We’re at a Kérastase event, so let’s talk hair for starters … What products would we find in your shower?

Isabelle Cornish: At the moment my shower is full of Kérastase! I’m in love. The new Cristalliste collection is all about long, shiny and weightless hair and really works for me.

P: What’s your day-to-day go-to hairstyle?

IC: It’s normally out with a natural wave. I like to wash my hair and brush it, then I use leave-in treatment or a serum, followed by sea salt texture spray. I am loving the Cristalliste Lumière Liquide, $44, 1300 365 552, at the moment.


P: You must have worked with many hairstylists for shows and shoots – what are some great styling techniques you’ve picked up?

IC: That it’s all about products and how you use them. I have learned how to blow-dry my hair properly.

P: You must have also worked with some great makeup artists – what are your top makeup tips?

IC: To always moisturise before applying makeup. Also, where you don’t need to apply foundation, so that you look natural and fresh.

P: Do you have a signature makeup look?

IC: I dont really have a signature but day to day I like a clean, fresh-faced look with mascara, pink blush and bronzer. I also love to wear lipstick everyday!

P: What buys would we find if we peeked into your makeup bag?

IC: A crazy amount of Chanel lipsticks and lip glosses, some Chanel bronzer and foundation, and M.A.C powder.

P: You have to wear a lot of makeup for work – how do you keep your skin from freaking out?

IC: When I do shoots, there is definitely lots of makeup involved, and I find that eating well and drinking lots of water works best for me. But on regular days, when I’m not shooting, I like to keep my skin clean and try not to wear makeup. I love my Clarisonic, from $139, Myer, for a really-clean-skin feel.

P: What are your top skin buys?

IC: I love Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, $48, and Active Moist, $58, selected salons. Also, Chanel makeup. And I can’t go without my Clarisonic!

P: And body products?

IC: Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs, $24.95, pharmacies, and M.A.C Face and Body Foundation, $60, M.A.C. I have found these are both great to use on your body; I apply them before events to even out skin tone on legs and arms.


P: Do you ever faux-tan?

IC: I do enjoy having a fake tan (a light natural glow only) but just for a special occasion or for a shoot. I don’t mind having my natural skin tone on a day-to-day basis.

P: What’s next on your beauty shopping list?

IC: I would like to buy a gel manicure set.

P: What’s your best beauty bargain?

IC: Indah Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, $15, Indah, to moisturise the skin. And Bio-Oil, $14.95, pharmacies, to treat scars.


P: Do you have any lifestyle tips you can share?

IC: I like to take vitamins daily and eat lots of vegetables. I find cutting sugar out of my diet has made me a lot happier and my body feels a lot cleaner. I love juicing and it is great for de-stressing. Also, joining group exercises or changing up your workout to stay exited and entertained.

P: Finally, what’s your favourite:

Flower? Sunflower

Cocktail? Mojito

Label? Prada

Song to sing in the shower? ‘Rock and Roll All Nite’ by KISS

Holiday destination? New york or the Maldives

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  • Posted by: diva89 Master Fan // Wed, 23 January 2013 04:34pm

    she looks great! i also love kerastase products :)

  • Posted by: lolo Master Fan // Wed, 23 January 2013 06:43pm

    She is stunning, you can see the similarities to her sis Abbie :p

  • Posted by: loopylexy Master Fan // Wed, 23 January 2013 07:14pm

    She’s so pretty! Envy moment: wish I could have a “crazy amount of Chanel lipsticks and lip glosses” :( :(

  • Posted by: Jessielyn Master Fan // Wed, 23 January 2013 07:28pm

    All of her lifestyle tips are so great. She is absolutely beautiful- definitely the epitome of Aussie beauty.

  • Posted by: laura_ Devotee // Thu, 24 January 2013 07:56am

    She looks so much like her sister here. I really enjoyed this interview.

  • Posted by: daylight dancer Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 08:55am

    Lovely interview. I haven’t seen her face before but she sounds really nice.
    The Cristalliste collection sounds great. Id really love to give that a try.

  • Posted by: Jensta Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 09:39am

    Wow from the minute I saw her I thought I recognised her, but it is because she is very similar to her older sis. She is very pretty, and I love her ear cuff in this shot.

  • Posted by: Sparkles17 Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 10:05am

    She is gorgeous!! Love her hair, have never tried Keratase products as yet.

  • Posted by: PrettyPrincess Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 10:09am

    I agree with her, I love my clarisonic, and the dermalogica cleansing gel does work well with it.

  • Posted by: DebstarDesigns Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 12:20pm

    Great interview! I also love that ear cuff (if I’m not mistaken it’s by Ryan Storer???)

  • Posted by: Daria Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 12:45pm

    Great interview, she sounds like a chic, Primped girl, way to go!

  • Posted by: anitas.artistry Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 01:41pm

    I’m hearing so may good things about the Clarisonic….
    Might have to check it out.

  • Posted by: Britty1 Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 03:59pm

    sounds like she knows what she’s doing at the ripe old age of 18! old on her! i wouldnt mind trying this range as my long hair always gets weighed down from heavy treatments… and i’d really like a clarisonic when i can afford one – ive heard only great things! also….she’s a fan of Chanel makeup like me! TICK!

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Sat, 26 January 2013 06:18pm

    she looks lovely

  • Posted by: GorgeousEmeralds Master Fan // Sat, 26 January 2013 07:54pm

    She is so pretty….

  • Posted by: LouAna Master Fan // Sun, 27 January 2013 06:24pm

    What a gorgeous girl, I looked her up after seeing her in Puberty Blues… and those Kérastase products… and I wish Indah products were more widely available, I’d like to see and test a physical product before purchasing and it’s not stocked anywhere near me… and I love my clarisonic too…

  • Posted by: LouAna Master Fan // Sun, 27 January 2013 06:44pm

    I also saw the gallery of the launch on the daily telegraph web site today… looking gorgeous Kat :)

  • Posted by: lovefashionangel Master Fan // Mon, 28 January 2013 07:46pm

    I cant agree more with lipstick everyday! She looks like a model :)

  • Posted by: Amanda E // Tue, 29 January 2013 01:15pm

    She’s so beautiful! You can tell she looks after herself she shines!!

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Sun, 10 February 2013 11:46am

    i would love to try clarisonic

  • Posted by: diva89 Master Fan // Sun, 21 April 2013 05:45pm

    great interview

  • Posted by: diva89 Master Fan // Sun, 21 April 2013 05:46pm

    my fave holiday destination is also maldives :)

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Fri, 31 May 2013 01:46pm

    How gorgeous is this girl. I love her dress and hair also.
    I so want to own a Clarisonic, it’s on my wish list.

  • Posted by: jessica88 Newbie // Mon, 17 June 2013 10:05am

    Gorgeous hair and another celeb who uses a Clarisonic…I want one.

  • Posted by: Its_Jess Master Fan // Mon, 24 June 2013 05:49pm

    I’d be interested to try the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs, I’ve used a similar product by le tan which I’m quite a fan of!

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Wed, 4 June 2014 06:46pm

    What a gorgeous girl, its a great interview.


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