The expert edit: 10 beauty essentials Claudia Winkleman always adds to her basket – including her eyeliner of choice
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Our favourite fringe act takes our quickfire health and beauty Q&A
Claudia: "My favourite hair moments are when my fringe is sort of down to the floor, I love it. I know it looks a bit weird but I’ve got such bad eyesight anyway that really it doesn’t make any difference, so I like a nose-skimming fringe. The worst moment was when I once had it cut too short and I looked like Dora the Explorer.
"Laura Bailey or Gisele - I’d like blonde, streaky, LA hot hair, because I have the opposite."
"I have given up sugar, but I wake up most days and go ‘I’m not going to have sugar today’ and as I’m holding a Mars bar at 4pm I go, ‘Oh this has got sugar in it’!"
"A shelfie?! OK, you’ll find my favourite shampoo in the whole world, Head & Shoulders 3Action Formula Nourishing Care Shampoo. It’s so delicious! It’s literally like a present to yourself. You would also find Aesop cleanser which will make you look 11. You’ll find Imperial Leather Foam Burst, Oh my God what a treat! You’ll find some kids' shampoo. You would find a bit of a selection, a hotch-potch!
"I was brought up in a house without mirrors and I’ve only got a mirror for tooth brushing. Some people would argue that I don’t look into the mirror enough, which explains why I look ramshackle when I leave the house."
"Sleepy, orange, family."
"I have a nap and phone a girlfriend."
"About a year ago I guess."
"The lying down one. The big afternoon nap one! No, I am obsessed by Psycle."
"I’m slightly obsessed by Head and Shoulders Nourishing Care Shampoo. It’s genuinely made my hair shinier and softer than ever before. I think smell is everything. It smells of lavender, so you’re already excited. In the shower, you open it up and you want to do a little dance. I’m also obsessed with Lord and Berry eyeliner and I’m obsessed by Mac lipstick."
"As much as I possibly can."
"Sleep, friends, family, not too much work if I could possibly help it and turning my phone off."
I’m in love with Head and Shoulders (from £2.99) it is absolutely extraordinary. I’m not just saying this but if you use it, and you don’t love it, you need to call me. Head & Shoulders have my number.
"I like a massage when I’m on holiday and I like Yves Saint Laurent Opium.
If you gave yourself a performance review…?
"Oh it would be awful! I’m a total loser, you shouldn’t watch me."
"Tell the kids to put their homework in the right bag, it doesn’t always happen. For breakfast, I could live off avocados, but I actually wake up not very hungry."
"Well we’re getting goldfish, that’s our huge news! We’re pretty excited about it, we’ve discussed it for a couple of years. We don’t have a garden so we’re not a pet household. But yes, if you want to know, my five-year-old is going to be calling them Goldie and Bubbles and he’s quite specific. He would like them to be brothers. If you ever meet him, don’t tell him they were just randomly picked."
"I would make some sort of pasta dish that you’d wish I never offered."
"I don’t often say yes, it’s my least favourite word. I often say no, especially to anything that means I have to be out of the house after 4pm."
"I'd be in my bed, with my family."
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