My Regime – Megan Irwin

With a resume that reads - Mario Testino’s muse, GUESS girl and VOGUE regular (she’s been featured in the Japan and Australia editions) - Megan Blake Irwin is not your average 21-year old. 

But back to Testino…

A chance encounter in Sydney (read: socially, not at a casting), that lead to an editorial in his Guest Edit issue of VOGUE Australia, sounds like the stuff that fairytales are made of. But knowing Megan and her down-to-earth, all-encompassing personality, magnetic energy and obvious beauty, it doesn’t surprise me.

The model who splits her time between New York and Sydney, is a lot less relaxed when it comes to skincare, making it a strict priority in her daily routine.

What is the first thing that you do in the morning?

I cleanse in the shower with Cosmedix Purity Clean.

What is your morning skincare regime?

After Cleansing I apply Cosmedix Affirm antioxidant serum, moisturise with Aspect Dr Resveratrol and most days when expect I’m shooting out doors or beach days I will always apply Actinia SPF 50.

What is your evening skincare regime?

I cleanse in the evening with Cosmedix Purity Clean but also have Benefit Clean as a gentle option. Results Rx Eye DrSerum 16 as my night time retinol and then I moisturise with SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream.

What’s the last thing that you do before going to sleep?

My skin care regime and filling my hot water bottle, I always sleep with one, even in summer.

What are the three skincare products you can’t be without?

I love the Cosmedix Purity Clean, some Serum 16 for retinol and always SPF 50.

What are the three makeup products that you can’t be without?

Mascara - I love the Kevyn Aucoin - Le Mascara Volume.

Lips - La Mer peppermint lip balm

An under eye concealer - I use either Nars or Hourglass from Mecca.

Favourite body products?

I love a dry body brush which I do most nights. I also love coconut oil as an organic and natural way to nourish and moisturise.

Do you have any favourite skin or beauty secrets or tricks?

Melanie Grant! And I guess just sticking to a great skin care regime. Salt water - I swim at the beach whenever I can even when it's freezing! And drinking lots of water!

What is your favourite skin treatment?

I have been having the Radiance Facials lately which I love to get my skin event ready. Light Therapy and a good Désincrustation Facial after I’ve been traveling.

Favourite tips for travelling?

Hydration - using a good hydrating mask on the plane. I usually use the SKII masksLa Mer Eye Treatment and drink lots of water!

How do you maintain your skin whilst travelling?

I always continue with my skin care products whilst traveling, and alter it depending on the weather.

What’s your everyday makeup regime?

I actually don’t wear makeup unless I’ve got an event on or working. So everyday just wear an SPF and lip balm

What regular treatments do you have to maintain your complexion?

Light therapy facials, radiance facials and the Camera Ready facial is amazing … it's like nothing else.

What does your diet look like on a day to day basis?

I love a hot breakfast - usually poached eggs and kale. A green salad for lunch and dinner most nights is seafood and greens. If I am hungry through out the day I snack on a banana, or nuts, or capsicum.

Do you take any supplements?

Fish oil. Super green juice with chia seeds. Also Manuka honey for when I have sweet cravings.

Beauty Icon?

Brigitte Bardot.

Plans for 2016?

To work hard and enjoy it. I will spend a lot of my time in New York but back to Sydney for Summer. I’m also taking a European holiday for my Birthday in July!!

What’s one thing that all women should own?

Mason Pearson hairbrush and a good hand bag.

Tea or coffee?


Favourite flower?


Heels or flats?


If I were a cocktail I would be…

A dirty vodka martini

Bucket list fashion buy?

Anything Gucci - I’m obsessed!

Favourite piece of clothing that you own?

My Chanel boots

Favourite lipstick?

MAC Russian Red



Listening to…

French or Meditation music to unwind

Guilty Pleasure…

Hot chips

I need…

The only thing I ever really need is my family and friends

I want….

A Dachshund sausage dog 

Photo Credit: Romy Frydman