The Only Beauty Book You Need To Buy By Australia’s Beauty Guru

The world of beauty can seem like a realm of the unknown for some, with so many different products and procedures to chose from. So, it’s time to invest in some expert advice from Stephanie Darling, author of Secrets Of A Beauty Queen, to help you own your beauty regime and look your best at any age.


Stephanie Darling has well and truly earned her title of ‘Beauty Queen’ after over 30 years in the business. Her new book is exactly what you’re missing from your coffee table with expert advice on every aspect of beauty, and how it has changed over time.

Stephanie teaches us that new is not always better, with her list of favourite products that will make this book your new beauty bible.

“I’ve reintroduced people to the classics; everything doesn’t have to be new and sparkly,” said Stephanie.

In today’s world where any girl with an iPhone can become a blogger and influencer, Stephanie is separated from the pack with her timeless knowledge, which doesn’t depend on the latest crazes.

Stephanie’s golden make-up rule is that “you need some sort of coverage. It just makes all the difference in the world… I was debating if i could choose between lipstick and foundation, for me it would probably have to be both. I think that just transforms people.” 

Stephanie shares her favourite skincare products, noting that Retin A is the greatest scientific breakthrough in anti-ageing skincare.

I think that as a night time routine can really improve texture and luminosity, and in this country we so suffer from sun damage. I think that’s one of the few things to make a difference, as well as sunscreen of course.” 

Stephanie’s 5 products she can’t live without: 

Lipstick: Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
Mascara: Lancôme
Perfume: Portrait Of A Lady by Frederic Malle 
Coverage: Shiseido Liquid Compact
Skincare: UltraMD Protective Daily Shield Mineral Defence SPF 50+

Stephanie’s Top Treatments In Sydney:

‘Camera Ready’ facial by Melanie Grant  
Moroccan Hammam Ritual at The Darling Spa
Manicure & Pedicure by Jocelyn Petroni

When discussing her favourite hair, Stephanie said “There’s nothing that can beat a good blow dry, if your hair looks good and your nails look good and you feel groomed you’re done. You can get any job done in the world.”

We definitely agree.

steph1 RRP $27

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