Maggie Wilson-ConsunjiBy Cat Arambulo-Antonio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Wearing more than just a beauty crown, British-Filipino Maggie Wilson-Consunji has accomplished more than other people do in their lifetime.
Winning the Binibining Pilipinas World at the young age of 17, Maggie became an MTV VJ, model and actress. She is now spouse to real estate scion Victor Consunji and mother to young son Connor.
Today, at 24, Maggie has ventured into developing her own swimsuit line, Wanderlust, while launching her own fashion blog (www.haute-affair. com). She is currently enrolled at the Make Up at Makeup Designory Manila.
Where do you get your good looks?
My dad would always joke, “It’s a good thing you got your looks from mom.”
Describe yourself in three words.
Passionate, on time, impatient.
What keeps you busy nowadays?
My blog keeps me busy just as much as makeup school. I go to school Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (yes, that’s eight hours). Then I rock-climb with my husband every other night to work out while any other time in between, I’m shooting for my blog, attending events, working on Wanderlust and spending time with my son.
How has motherhood changed you?
It has definitely made me more patient and so much more sensitive or rather emotional. I’ve learned to not be so much of a control freak. The best part of being a mother is the love I receive from my son; it just melts my heart every time he gives me a kiss or hug.
How do you manage your time between your son, husband, blog, swimsuit line and now beauty school?
Time for me is so important, I cannot even begin to stress how important it is for me. I feel really guilty if and when I can’t make time. I play with Connor in the morning before I go to school. I take my lunch breaks outside so I can have a bite to eat with my husband, then I work out after school every other night.
Victor and I try to go on date night in between and I try to spend as much time with Connor as I can. I shoot for my blog on my free days. As for Wanderlust, I have an amazing team helping me do the work; my phone practically goes off every few minutes with alarms, e-mail, texts and calls.
Sexy is a person who is sure of himself or herself. There is nothing sexier than a person who knows who they are and what they want.
What were your favorite skincare products before and after your pregnancy?
My son’s baby lotion from Mustela. It smells so good, like a baby. Baby products are great because they are made for sensitive skin, so I figured it must be great for me, too. I swear by his lotion.
What’s your skincare staple and must-have?
Honestly, Safeguard or Dove soap. I’m quite simple with my skin. I find that the more product I put on my skin the more it becomes sensitive and breaks out. But if there’s one thing I always use, every day, it’s Shu Uemura’s Cleansing Oil to make sure I get all the makeup off my face.
Having your own swimsuit line must mean you love to be out in the sun. What’s your favorite sunblock?
You always have beautiful skin. How do you maintain it?
By not putting so much product on my face and by always making sure I take off all of my makeup. It may come as a surprise but I actually do not like getting treatments or facials—maybe when I’m a little older.
Now that you’re in beauty school, what’s your personal makeup style?
Quite simple really, I just want to look fresh and rested.
Do you prefer being made up or bare?
Both, on off days it feels so nice to have bare skin but when I do events and shoots, I love getting made up.
What’s your current makeup obsession?
What’s your favorite facial feature? What products do you use to enhance it?
My eyes. Sometimes I don’t wear eye shadow anymore and just liquid liner, false eyelashes or lots of mascara because I am blessed with naturally long lashes.
What’s your favorite mascara brand?
My ultimate fave mascara are Hyper Curl Volume Express from Maybelline or Colossal Volume Express from Maybelline. I swear, they make the best mascaras ever!
What’s your bedtime beauty regimen?
I take all my makeup off with my cleansing oil from Shu and then wash my face with Dove and I’m ready for bed.
What’s the best beauty advice you’ve received from your mom?
Never leave home without makeup, you never know who you’re going to meet or run into.
Top 3 favorite beach destinations:
2) Amanpulo, it’s quiet and secluded, perfect for some R&R and quality time with the hubby.
3) Bali, it’s where I got engaged!
You always have a glowing sun-kissed tan. What’s your secret?
My favorite tanning product is Maui Babe; not to mention it smells so yummy! I’m one of those lucky people who only need about 30 minutes to an hour to get a tan. But when I can’t go to the beach to get some color, I recently tried out a self-tanner from Model Co.
The Super Tan gives me that natural glow, I promise you won’t turn orange!
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
Hopefully I’ll have a little mini me running around and playing dress-up in my closet. By then I will be taking my son to soccer practice, doing makeup on the side and hopefully my swimsuit line Wanderlust has expanded beyond the Philippines or Asia.