Esther Coren didn’t grow up thinking her currency would be her looks. She describes herself as having a ’round face, lots and lots of very pronounced freckles, and very, very red hair. I wasn’t chubby, but I wasn’t one of the pretty girls at school at all.’
Fortunately, she grew up in a household where the way she looked wasn’t valued above other attributes – particularly speedy wit, and in a bid to make their mum laugh, Esther would develop a dexterity with words that would set her in good stead as a journalist.
Today, she’s found a look that works for her and on her website, The Spike, shares the tricks and finds that have helped her along the way, as well as other nuggets of wisdom on anything from children’s clothes to excellent books.
Esther’s product mentions include:
– Rimmel Conceal the Blemish
– Clinique Eyeshadow in Aubergine
– John Frieda Air Drying Mousse
– Alpha H Vitamin Serums
– Bobbi Brown Longwear Eyeliner
– Nadia at John Frieda