Tegan Martin won Miss Universe Australia on her third and final time competing in 2014. This stunning girl was most recently a contestant on Channel 9’s Celebrity Apprentice 2015 and mentored by ModelCo’s very own Shelley Barrett! We are truly inspired by Tegan’s dedication and determination in the modelling world and we spoke to Tegan, also a qualified hair and makeup artist, about her beauty tips and tricks.
Who is your beauty icon and why?
My beauty icon is Christie Brinkley – in her 60s, she is still stunningly beautiful, always looks impeccable and has had the most incredibly successful career!
ModelCo thought – we think you totally look like Christie!
What is your go-to make up look and why?
Clear skin minimal eyes and red lip! I always know it is going to capture people’s attention even if I’ve spent 5 minutes doing it.
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Three beauty essentials you can’t leave home without and why?
My lip balm, mini hairbrush and ModelCo MORE BROWS brow gel.
What is one beauty trend you are desperate to try and why?
I would love to do something crazy like pink pastel hair but I would be way too scared I could never lift it to a nice blonde again!
What is your signature hairstyle and why?
Beachy waves, because I am a beach girl from Newcastle and despite being a qualified hairdresser I just feel most comfortable when I have taken it out of a wet bun and it waves.
On a bad hair day, what do you do?
Top knot, I couldn’t live without it, sometimes I do it nicely for events if I am having a bad hair day simply by separating a ponytail into pieces and threading it around until it looks like a fancy up style.
You’re always outdoors, how do you protect your skin?
I use a spray sunscreen it’s so quick and easy. I also use a foundation with SPF.
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What is your secret to great skin?
Green smoothies and bone broth. I believe that it is all about what you put into your body.
Favourite nail colour right now and why?
Little random I received a packet of nails in a goodie bag. I spent last night carefully putting them on and they look great! I’m going to try and bring French tips back.
Favourite lipstick shade and why?
Anything peachy but I like to change it up.
Signature scent and why?
Do you have an unconventional beauty trick?
It used to be unconventional but now it’s in all the latest beauty products! Coconut oil on my hair skin and teeth, I used it for everything.
Smile in the mirror every morning. Do it every single day and you will start to see a big difference in your life.