Thanks to the power of social media, Australian stylist and personal shipper Gabriel Waller has a starry client list including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Hailey Bieber. Specialising in sourcing pieces that are in high-demand or sold out, Waller knows a thing or two about quality.
From face masks to supplements, Waller talks us through her beauty favourites.
What does your morning beauty routine look like?
I am currently using the Australian skin care brand Rationale, and it has been my saving grace over the past eight months. My skin is naturally quite red, so I opted for very calming and soothing products in my skin care range. With my makeup, natural beauty is key to me and I keep it very subtle for my everyday look. It also helps that it takes me less than 15 minutes to complete. I am all for a very quick and easy routine.
Do you have any daytime touch-ups or additions if you’re heading to a meeting?
My friends often laugh at me as I have an OBSESSION with consistently reapplying my Lip Glow Reviver Balm by Dior. I reapply it multiple times (sometimes multiple times within an hour!) as it is the most beautiful gloss. I’m currently wearing the 004 Coral, and being extremely passionate about natural beauty, this particular gloss is perfect for a subtle glow.
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Which masks are you a fan of and why?
The Jet Lag mask by Summer Fridays is my number one currently. It leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft, and both during and after my recent flight from Australia, it was a lifesaver in getting my skin back to its pre-flight hydrated and dewy state.
If you had to choose three beauty products what would they be and why?
I could not possibly go without my beloved Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani. I don’t like to wear too much makeup, so this particular foundation gives me just enough coverage but still remains very natural, which I love! Rationale’s Pre Cleanse Oil would have to come in at a very close second. After a massive day at work, the last thing I want to do is return home and spend a long period of time wiping all my makeup off. Anything that can save me time, I will happily invest in. This particular oil wipes my entire face of foundation off with only the tiniest amount required, it is amazing. Thirdly, I have recently invested in the Dyson Airwrap and I cannot believe I didn’t purchase it sooner. Right now in my current stage of business, all I need is more time. The Dyson guarantees that for me as I can blow dry and straighten my hair at once and it is completed within 15 minutes max (keeping in mind my hair is quite fair). It is a miracle worker.
What does your pre-bedtime nightly ritual look like?
After cleansing, I always apply my Rationale serums to let them work their magic overnight. I often wear a hair mask overnight as well, as my hair is quite highlighted and needs to keep its strength – I use Olaplex for this. Following that, it is back to work right up until I close my eyes.
(Luminous Silk Foundation Dhs245 Giorgio Armani; Jet Lag Mask Dhs232 Summer Fridays; Immunologist Serum Dhs640 Rationale; Addict Lip Glow Reviver Balm in Coral Dhs145 Dior; La Colle Noire Fragrance Dhs1,028 Dior)
Are you a supplements fan and if so what do you recommend?
I am a fan and a strong believer in them, but I am terrible as I can never hold myself accountable in taking them consistently every day. I will take them once, and then it will be another three weeks later that I try them again, which is terrible of me. I know that in order for them to work, consistency is key. I have heard incredible things about Australian brand, JS Health Vitamins. I want to try (and stick to it!) this year.
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