Universally loved: Laura Dundovic
Laura Dundovic first came to our attention back in 2008 when she beat 28 other hopefuls to take the Miss Universe Australia crown that launched the careers of Erin McNaught and CoverGirl’s Jen Hawkins.
The Sydney socialite tells us why she hearts Jessica Alba, what her career goal is and why long eyebrows can sometimes be a good thing…
The best beauty tip I’ve ever heard is...
Layering! I am someone that would put a thick layer of eyeshadow on and not understand why I couldn’t blend it properly. Make-up artists take their time. They start very lightly and work their way up. It may take a little longer but as they say, it’s a lot easier to add a little more than to take it off.
Name a worst-ever beauty blunder.
When I was young I decided that my eyebrows were too thick, I had the beautician shorten them for me and even had the end chopped off. It took years to grow them back – I still hate seeing the photos!
Who's your beauty icon and why?
My beauty icon would have to be Jessica Alba. She manages to look glamorous and chic, but still natural. There is a fine line between wearing too much and not enough make-up and I think she has mastered the trick.
What’s on your bedside table?
Books and magazines! I’ve just finished the Twilight series and Heath Ledger’s biography.
What’s the last beauty item you bought?
Palmers Cocoa Butter – I need to keep my skin hydrated because I don’t drink enough water!
What’s the most interesting place you’ve travelled to and why?
Croatia. I’m half Croatian and I really feel a part of me each time I travel there. I love the food, the culture and of course, the breathtaking ocean. If anyone is thinking of heading there, Dubrovnik and Hvar are two places you must check out.
If you were shipwrecked on a desert island what three beauty products would you want with you?
Lip gloss – I can’t stand windburn! Moisturiser – to stop the salt from drying out my skin too much, and sunscreen.
If you weren't doing this job you'd be...
Finishing my honours in Psychology… I’ll get there one day!