Meet the Crew: Hayley D’Onofrio, InStyle
/ May 25 2017
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?
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.
Main image photography: Fabrizio Lipari