Meet the Crew: Hayley D’Onofrio, InStyle

Beauty Director

Tell us a bit about your experience in the industry.

I’ve been the Beauty Editor at InStyle for two and a half years and before that, I was the Beauty Writer then Editor of beauty website Primped.com.au.

What’s been your biggest career highlight?

There have been a few! In 2013 I travelled to Grasse, France and interviewed the legendary perfumer Jacques Polge, who at the time was Chanel’s Fragrance Creator. Recently I also had the opportunity to interview Francois Nars of NARS. Attending NYFW and reporting on the S/S ’14 season was also an absolute dream.

What’s been your favourite beauty discovery?

There are so many! SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, an antioxidant-infused serum that literally transformed my skin. Also Chanel Le Vernis in Frenzy—the perfect greige nail lacquer. And Tom Ford Cheek Colour in Frantic Pink delivers a pretty pink colour to your cheeks.

What do you think is the one beauty product every woman should own?

Caring for your skin is crucial so I think every woman needs a dedicated skin care regimen—including an SPF50+ sunscreen—that is tailored to your skin type.

What’s the best beauty tip you’ve ever learnt?

To make your lipstick last, apply a matte formula, then dust a tiny hint of powder on top. Think of it like applying a powder to set your makeup.

Confess your biggest beauty sin.

I peel off my shellac/gel polish without getting it professionally removed—I have (self-diagnosed) oily nail beds!

What’s your biggest beauty battle?

This might sound cliché, but I love makeup. I know I should try and let my skin breathe on weekends, but I adore applying foundation, experimenting with new formulas and textures. It comes with the job description!

Who is your beauty idol?

Grace Kelly—she was the epitome of timeless beauty.

The 3 beauty products we’d find in your cosmetics bag right now?

NARS Audacious Mascara, Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation SPF15, and Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in La Fascinante.

What is your beauty philosophy?

Never underestimate the power of a red lipstick—one swipe gives you an instant boost of confidence, it makes your skin glow and teeth look whiter.

NARS Audacious Mascara

Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation SPF15

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in La Fascinante

Main image photography: Fabrizio Lipari

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