As an actress, presenter and founder of online lifestyle platform, The Capsule, Natalie Anderson is the woman in the know when it comes to trends. And as luck would have it, we recently chatted to Natalie and got her to reveal her top fashion and beauty picks…
What items should every woman have in her wardrobe?
“I’m all about creating a capsule wardrobe and investing in great pieces that can be worn time and time again. My first item is a great pair of jeans. Jeans are such a staple in any woman’s wardrobe as they can be worn for the majority of occasions. A great pair that fit well will always make you feel good and if its good quality denim they should last you decades!
My second item is a little black dress, again this is a multi-functional piece that can cross occasions and seasons and with the right accessories can always be dressed up or down depending on how you’re feeling.
Thirdly, I think you have to have a great piece of knitwear. Our country’s climate is so unpredictable - a fabulous piece of oversized knitwear can cover up to summer outfits at night and act as a great piece of layering in the winter. I mostly get mine from ZARA who always bring out gorgeous ones towards the autumn.
Fourthly, a decent pair of boots. Good boots should last you years which is why it’s worth investing in a quality pair. It’ll always be boot season in the UK thanks to our weather.
Lastly, something that makes a statement. We all need that one piece that makes us stand out from the crowd and that gives our confidence a boost. Whether it’s something bright and sassy or something that costs a little bit more but makes you feel like a million dollars. We should all have that one piece that makes us feel like a queen when we wear it!
What are your favourite beauty products?
“I always love to talk about makeup products. This is because I worked for Lancome and Chanel when I was at drama school and loved it! Funnily enough, my mum still works for Chanel now.
In terms of everyday favourites, I usually start with Max Factor 2000 Calorie mascara. I’ve worn this for years and always ask for it on set as it never drops. It opens up my eyes and thickens my lashes. It’s affordable too.
I also love Lipstick Queen lipsticks. They’re creamy, long lasting and double up as a cream blusher. It’s all about finding products that are versatile which can be used for quick makeup looks. Especially when you have a school run to do.
Lastly, I’m a fan of Clockface Beauty’s facial serum. It’s vegan and organic - and it smells divine. I love putting it on before bed so I wake up with really bright hydrated skin.”
How do you inject a little luxury or your favourite lifestyle brands into your daily routine?
“I’m a massive Chanel fan and always have to wear one of their fragrances. My favourites are Coco and Coco Noir. I would say they’re my signature fragrances.
I love NEOM’s energy burst shower gel and on-the-go mists as they really get me going for the day and they smell gorgeous. Fragrance and smells are so evocative for me and have massively helped me with my anxiety and so I’m normally always motivated to go for something that smells nice.
I also love Liz Earle’s hot cloth cleanser as again, it smells amazing but it’s also brilliant on my skin - and its vegan and organic. It's great that these type of brands are now more easily available!”
When Natalie isn’t wowing us on TV, stage and radio she’s sharing her best well being, lifestyle and beauty hacks on her podcast - The Capsule In Conversation. If you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to hear future episodes as someone from Lash Unlimited may just be making an appearance very soon…