If there’s one person who lives up to the adage “less is more”, it’s senior beauty editor, Laura Wilson. 

From the moment we met I have marvelled at her ability throw her locks into a perfectly undone bun and leave the house with nothing more than a lick of mascara and gloss. As one of Australia’s top beauty editors for OK! and NW Magazines, Laura has access to every product under the sun and shares my obsession for natural, luminous beauty.  It’s time for me to find out her coveted secrets to looking effortlessly perfect and how she navigates a saturated market to stay 'skin-fit'.

Laura Wilson believes how we fuel our body with directly affects our skin health. (Image via Laura Wilson)


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"Being the Senior Beauty Editor across OK! and NW Magazines, I cover everything from the latest red carpet hair and makeup trends to the new skincare saviours taking the beauty world by storm.

I provide helpful, fuss-free advice on what you should be trying, buying and loving right now. I also direct exclusive photo shoots and even contribute to the health and home pages. I guide my readers through getting the best out of their beauty products, budgets and how to work what they were born with.

If I were stranded on a desert island my top 5 ‘must-haves’ would be…

  1. I wouldn't be a true beauty editor if I didn't list sunscreen (30+ of course!) as my number one must-have. It protects your skin from the sun's harmful rays as well as being the best way to prevent ageing.
  2. I also love a rich face moisturiser to hydrate, nourish and protect my skin, morning and night.
  3. Coconut oil, because you can use it as a treatment in your hair and to moisturise your body.
  4. Mascara, because even on a desert island you should look alive.
  5. And finally, lip balm, because you can also dab it under your eyes for a little more moisture, on your cuticles and extra-dry skin like elbows, knees and heels.

For me, being skin fit means having healthy, happy skin. Beauty is as much about what you put in your body, as it is about the skincare you use. I have a very holistic approach and believe the exercise you do and the food that you put in your body will show up on your skin and affect everything - from your general wellbeing through to your hair and nails.

Your body allocates the nutrients from your food to the essentials first, so if there is a limited supply, it leaves non-essentials like your hair lacklustre. Sugar breaks down skin-plumping collagen and stress can cause inflammation, a major contributor to ageing, so it’s crucial to fuel your body with a balanced diet and nourish from the inside, out.  Exercise calms the mind and reduces stress while also encouraging blood flow, increasing circulation and oxygen in the body. These all contribute to plump, radiant skin and a general wellbeing.

All the makeup in the world won't hide bad skin, or your lack of confidence when dealing with it. Treat skincare as step one in your makeup routine and you'll never look back.

Like most women, I have had my fair share of beauty faux pas. There was the full fringe, the bleach blonde hair and that time I had my lashes permed...

For me, beauty is not about changing what you have, but enhancing it. It’s about being the best possible version of yourself, on the inside and out. It doesn’t have to take a long time or cost you the earth- a few simple tips, tricks and products can help you look beautiful and build confidence which in turn makes every woman beautiful."