Why you should try a stick foundation...(and put chilli oil on everything!)
Hello and welcome to Beauty Island, the award-nominated beauty podcast that celebrates life and lipstick.
I'm your host, beauty journalist, Brittany Stewart.
If you're new here or you just need a recap: Each episode, I sit down with a guest and ask them about the 8 beauty products that have a special memory or meaning for them. The ones they'd take to a desert island, or Beauty Island, that I am sending them off too.
Maybe it's the first beauty product they ever bought, the one that gives them their signature look, or the perfume that instantly sparks a memory of a special place or person.
Along the way we find out more about their life, career and the people and events that have shaped them into who they are today.
Today, my guest is Jessica Nguyen - home cook, food influencer, recipe creator, and so-called Shameless head chef thanks to her weekly recipe in their newsletter. But while you may know her from her meteoric rise as a food influencer - gaining over 45,000 followers in six months - Jess is an experienced marketing, PR and influencer manager with over 10 years experience in the beauty industry at brands like L'Oreal and Mecca.
We talked about the secrets of influencer marketing, what it's like when the tables turn and you become an influencer yourself, how a focaccia marked the start of a journey for a whole new career after redundancy, why chilli oil is good on everything and, among many great recommendations from her beauty days, the case for trying a stick foundation.
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