Beauty Director of Glamour Magazine, Alessandra Steinherr has caused quite the stir with her sunshine-bright desk – we’re reaching for the travel brochures as we speak! If her stash of luxurious products wasn’t enough, we also reveal just whose fuchsia-lacquered nails got Alessandra hooked on make-up and the bad habit she just can’t seem to kick in our exclusive Q&A…
My big break… I don’t think I had one, it was gradual. I started as an intern on Marie Claire and then worked my way up in different publications – I learnt from every experience, good or bad.
My beauty icon… The Editor of French Vogue, Emmanuelle Alt. I like everything about her – the way she dresses and her low-maintenance approach to beauty. Sun-kissed skin, a bit of eyeliner and mascara plus blushed cheeks and un-blowdried hair. She just exudes cool confidence and youthfulness.
My formative beauty moment… My grandmother was very elegant, she had these amazing almond-shaped fuchsia-lacquered nails. I was instantly hooked on make-up.
Eavesdropped from an MUA… Not to mess with my brows too much, no over-plucking, under-plucking or bleaching allowed. Good brows really make a difference.
Balm, lipstick or gloss… Tinted balm hands down. Lipstick is too high maintenance and gloss is too sticky.
My default face… I wear tinted moisturiser, pink blush, bronzer, a brown smudged eyeliner, black mascara and tinted lipbalm.
My beauty shame… I chew my nails…. always have and probably always will. The only thing that stops me from doing it is having a Shellac Mani.