As one-half of clothing design duo twenty-seven names, Anjali Stewart is always on her toes as a fashion-forward, creative businesswoman. As she and Rachel Easting work towards opening their first store here in Wellington, Stewart’s beauty regimen needs to keep pace with the rest of her life.
Stewart recently opened her beauty bag for FishHead – and it’s immediately clear she’s thrilled by the arrival of US cult skincare brand Kiehl’s in Wellington.
Among her must-haves are the brand’s Ultra Facial Cleanser and Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser: “I once read somewhere that using two face washes helps to keep your skin on its toes. These two are my favourites,” she says.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturiser (SPF is essential) and Midnight Recovery Concentrate round out her skincare routine, as both products are ideal for everyday use.
When it comes to hair care, Stewart again turns to Kiehl’s: the Ultimate Thickening Shampoo and Amino Acid Conditioner provide a serious body boost that she can’t get enough of.
A natural – and youthful-looking – babe, Stewart prefers to keep her makeup minimal and highlight her best features.
“I don’t have much time for makeup, and day to day I mostly don’t wear much, but for special occasions I do have a few products which I really love,” she says.
“Because I don’t chew through my products, I do allow myself some treats because they last for years. I’ve also invested in a [MAC] makeup brush, which makes a huge difference.”
MAC and Chanel are Stewart’s favourite brands, starting with MAC Natural Radiance Primer – “it’s really moisturising [and] holds the little makeup I wear on my skin longer,” Stewart says.
Chanel Vitalumière Aqua is her go-to foundation, as its ultra-light consistency makes for a flawless finish with a tinted moisturiser feel. “It also smells really nice!” she adds.
Over the top goes MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder for a virtually invisible finish, while Stewart rounds out her look with Chanel Inimitable Mascara – “a magic wand” – and a MAC Brow Set in clear, to keep unruly eyebrows in check.