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Heart Beauty catches up with Karis Anderson, Courtney Rumbold and Alex Buggs from the girlband Stooshe and quizzes the ladies over their beauty routines. They reveal how to maintain a good beauty routine on tour, why they love blinged-up nails and tell us which music star they think is "flawless". Alcatel One Touch Ambassadors' Stooshe spoke to us at the Alcatel Sessions gig.
Stooshe's Karis Anderson, pictured far left, says the bands' instantly-recognisable appearance is really important in the music industry. She says: "I think as a band our beauty routine has become very important because people often see our appearance before they hear our music. We like to be presentable, and we like our styles to come across in our hair and clothes, our accessories. It's all part of being in a band."
Courtney Rumbold of Stooshe, shown here, centre, at London's Jazz Cafe, says that she became more aware of her appearance after she joined the band: "I never really used to take that much care in terms of my make-up, not like 'I don't care', but the other girls were a lot more into their make-up. I've grown to learn how to do it. I think I'm getting there!"
Courtney Rumbold of Stooshe, pictured far right performing on stage, says she picks up beauty tips from her pals in the band and their make-up artist. She says: "I learn better if I watch someone and do it myself rather than being told what to do. I'm the kind of person who has got to do hands on. It's literally just watching them and then just picking it up."
Stooshe's Alex Buggs says that you shouldn't rely upon your looks to feel confident. She says: "I don't think you should be dependant on your make-up and beauty regime but taking care of your skin is very important. Just look after yourself by drinking water. It shouldn't affect the way you feel about yourself, and you should know you are beautiful without your make-up anyway. My number one product is moisturiser."
Talking about which celebrities always looks fantastic, Courtney Rumbold says: "I think Janelle Monáe is absolutely flawless, her skin her face and just everything. She doesn't necessarily wear masses and masses of make-up but she just always looks flawless. It's all about looking healthy, it's not necessarily having any make-up on or anything like that, it's just about having a healthy glow."
Stooshe's Karis Anderson, pictured far right at the NME Awards 2012, says: "The one thing that we've learned on tour is that getting on planes dries out your skin like crazy. We make sure we take off our make-up as soon as we get in, and then moisturise."
"We love blinged up nails," says Stooshe's Alex Buggs, pictured far right at the 2012 Brit Awards. Talking about her bandmates, she adds, "Karis does a lot of candy, bright colours or nude at the moment. Courtney has a little black heart on her nails representing our song Black Heart. We love longer nails and have jewels all over them. A friend does them for us. They take hours."
"I think we've all got very individual looks, in terms of make-up," says Stooshe's Karis Anderson, pictured far right. "I love the 50s, red lipstick, and cat-eye make-up, so I really accentuate that. Alex goes for smokey eyes with a nude lip, and Courtney more of the coloured lip and shadow on her eyes. You wouldn't look at me and say it's 50s-inspired but that's where I get it from. I think we all have our different inspirations. We work with our make-up artist on all our looks. My number one beauty product is HD Brow."