The Top Shelf: Megan Gale
The former model shares her favourite beauty products
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / July 15 2019
When we think of Australian red carpet icons, Megan Gale comes to mind almost instantly. The Perth-born model is no stranger to the spotlight: she was an ambassador for David Jones for 10 years, a host for Project Runway Australia, a judge on Australia's Next Top Model (with fellow Australian model Jennifer Hawkins), she walked catwalks for 15 years, was featured on the cover of Australian marie claire and InStyle magazines, and she's even appeared in several movies such as Mad Max: Fury Road and The Water Diviner with Russell Crowe. Now *that* is a seriously impressive career.
These days, she wears a different hat - she now resides in Melbourne with her family (there's her fiance, former AFL player Shaun Hampson, son River and daughter Rosie), and she's spent the last five years creating a beauty brand called Mindful Life that includes a massage oil, nappy cream, body lotion and body wash, which are all Australian-made, ethically-sourced and naturally-derived.
Here, we spoke exclusively with Megan Gale about the beauty products she can't live without.
Mindful Life Restorative Balm
“It’s a great multipurpose balm for both mums and bubs! I use it as a lip balm morning and night, but also for my heels and cuticles. It has such nourishing ingredients like shea, coconut butter, rosehip and evening primrose oil - it’s free from any nasties and made from naturally-derived ingredients. It’s such a great all-rounder product.”
Wella EIMI Dry Me Dry Shampoo
“As a mum, I am a dry shampoo devotee and my favourite is Wella EIMI Dry Me Dry Shampoo. It’s the best way to add subtle volume and keep your hair looking full and clean when you have a busy day ahead.”
Liberty Belle Quiet Achiever
“I love the team at Liberty Belle and have been using their Quiet Achiever serum. I use it at night after I take off my makeup as it gently exfoliates and unclogs my pores. I feel like my skin is always brighter and glowing the next day.”
“Most days I use SMC (Super Moisturising Complex) by Aspect. It gives a deep and nourishing hydration that leaves my skin feeling smooth and full. At night, I add a few drops of face oil for a more intensive moisturising effect.”
NARS Laguna Orgasm Duo
“I have a fab NARS palette that has a few of the blush and bronze ‘greats’, such as ‘Laguna’.”
Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Cologne
“I love [this] as it’s not your typical old-fashioned rose scent. It’s musky and sensual enough to be feminine, but the oud gives it an earthy, masculine edge.”
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Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.