TV presenter and model Mishka Patel has fast become one of SA’s most influential media moguls. Here’s a peek inside her beauty bag
What is your skin type?
I have combination skin. What is your morning and night skincare routine? I wash my face first thing in the morning and last thing at night. I always use a pre-cleanser to remove make-up, an eye make-up remover and then a cream cleanser, followed by a balancing toner. I then add either a collagen-rich day cream or a clarifying face balm at night. I always wear sunscreen during the day too.
What is your top tip for skincare?
Never ever sleep with make-up on and try to stay out of the sun if you can.
What is your personal skincare concern?
After having a cold (or in my case, a bad case of German Measles) this past winter, my forehead and cheeks dry out a LOT. I use a moisturising cream face mask twice a week.
What is your favourite feature on your face and one thing you would change if you could?
My favourite feature would be my eyes (because they’re quite big) and if I could change one thing, it would be to make the pores on my nose less visible. A good primer tends to help with this though. Mishka recommends: Estée Lauder The Mattifier Shine Control Perfecting Primer + Finisher (R475)
If you only had time to apply one make-up item to get you out the door, what would it be?
Mascara! Mishka recommends: Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara (R460)