The Fashion Industry is well-known for embracing young things with unusual features and otherwordly beauty, so when it set its gaze upon Lily Cole – a Torquay-born, gigantic doll-like redhead, with porcelain skin perfectly set against fiery locks, and a curvy body to boot – it knew it had hit editorial Jackpot.
And as real beauty comes hand in hand with a brain and a heart, Cole has devoted her studies to Art History, and her attention to many philanthropic causes, including Global Angels, WaterAid, and World Land Trust, amongst others.

Advocate of a healthy and simple beauty regime, here’s what makes Ms. Cole shine through and through.



I cleanse, tone and moisturise religiously every morning and evening, and I absolutely love The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser and Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion which keep my skin blemish-free without over-drying it.
It sounds really boring, but having good skin doesn’t really come from product so much as it comes from not being stressed, eating well, and drinking water. So I think that’s step one. Lots of rest, but that’s not something I’m good at. And what you put into your body is as important as what you put on it. I down gallons of coconut water to keep hydrated.


I don’t wear much make-up, but I’ll almost always leave the house wearing a little powder and mascara. For evening, a red lip is quick and easy, or if I have time, I’ll do a smoky eye.
Another way I like to do my eyes is to press some black eye shadow under the upper lash line, so it drops on to the bottom lash line. It’s slightly messy but it looks really nice.
Rimmel products were always a staple in my make-up bag and my sister’s when we were growing up.


Don’t over-pluck your eyebrows. Tidy them, yes, but thicker eyebrows look more attractive, whoever you are.
And Niamh Quinn taught me subtlety. Her mantra was: ‘Wear make-up, but don’t let the make-up wear you.’ It’s something I subscribe to.


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