With TOWIE keeping us gripped to our telly screens each week, Jess Wright shares her on-set beauty secrets, tips for staying glam this summer and how she maintains her amazing bod.
Looking back, is there one look from TOWIE that you regret?
Millions! Mostly they are from the early days when I didn’t know about strip lashes or contouring and hadn’t learnt the best make-up looks for me. In terms of outfits… there have definitely been a few where I’ve thought ‘what was I thinking?!'
With such long hours filming how do you keep yourself looking good on set?
I think exfoliating is really important to do, otherwise you are just layering your make-up onto your face and your skin can get really dry. Before I go to bed I will apply the Manuka Doctor Replenishing Facial Oil to hydrate my skin overnight. I find it leaves my skin looking really fresh in the morning. I also use a really good daily moisturiser.
What is your daily skincare regime?
I just use face wipes and the Manuka Doctor Purifying Facial Scrub, and then follow up with a good moisturising cream. I really like to use the Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Restoring Night Cream. If my skin is feeling really dry I will sometimes use the ApiNourish Rejuvenating Face Mask. It’s great to use once or twice a week as it removes all the dead skin and leaves my skin feeling really plumped and refreshed.
What are your summer beauty tips?
****Always try and apply a much lighter coverage with your foundation. I would recommend a tinted moisturiser instead, which is what I would usually go for. Also if you’re going to apply false eyelashes pick finer, wispier looking ones so it doesn’t look too over the top.
What tips do you have for staying glamorous by the pool?
****Choose a really nice pair of sunglasses because they can make the whole outfit and make sure you’ve got a lovely cover-up for when it gets a bit cooler in the evening or if you feel like you want to cover-up for a while.
What are your top travel beauty essentials?
****I always carry with me some Lancaster Sun Cream. Manuka 3-in-1 Face Wipes is another one. I’ve always got loads of them. Me and the girls are always nicking each other’s wipes because we end up running out! I always have MAC's ‘Morange’ lipstick with me; it’s a lovely coral colour and brightens up any look.
How do you keep fit?
I have a personal trainer so I try and see her as much as possible but I try and eat healthily too. When we’re filming TOWIE they have a snack box on set and luckily they put fruit in there. Lately I’ve been snacking on dried mango and coconut quite a lot. Apart from that I just do everything in moderation. I love my food and definitely have a lot of cheating days!
What would you eat on a normal day?
****In the morning before I go to the gym I usually have a small bowl of porridge. For lunch I try and stick to healthy options such as smoked salmon and scrambled egg or an omelette. For dinner I would normally eat out but I always have white wine, that’s my downfall.