Like millions of lockdown Brits, the glamorous presenter is gearing up for summer and preparing to ‘get back out there’ when restrictions lift.
She has revealed how bushy eyebrows are her new favourite look – and how she calls on Iain to help when it comes to achieving an all-over self-tan.
“Sometimes you need a bit of help with the back bits, so you have to get your other half to help, but we’ve all been there,” she explained. “That’s what love is.”
Speaking about what she has missed during lockdown, she said: “When prepping for a night out, my favourite part is getting the girls over.
“We have a catch up and get ready together, we all end up sharing make-up tips – I missed this a lot throughout lockdown.”
Laura has teamed up with Boots on their ‘Feel Good as New’ project to give people the confidence to get ready and get out again this summer as the nation preps for post-lockdown life.
Describing her new passion for eyebrows, she said: “There’s always a new fad, and the moment it’s all about the brows, the bushy brows.
“I’m new to that because I never really cared about the brows before and now, I’ve learned they frame the face, so that’s my new beauty hack – start with the brows.
“Forget everything else and start with your brows.”
The bushy brows trend has seen sales for brow pencils increase by 239 per cent at Boots during lockdown.
Brow gels become increasingly popular, with sales up by 188 per cent.
Tanning products have also soared in popularity with sales up by 158 per cent, and premium lip products by 1,122 per cent as socialising returns.
Boots Beauty Specialist Yasemin Sanli said: “We have been wearing masks for a while now and brows have become a central focal point to our looks.
“The trend is set to continue throughout the summer, everyone is after a bushy, brush-up brow.
“We’ve also seen fragrances flying off the shelves with sales significantly increasing by 482 per cent – so we know customers are excited to get back out there again.”
Presenting Love Island has also taught Laura the importance of the SPF in her make-up choices.
She said: “My favourite product of the moment is something that’s got SPF in it because it gets really hot. A lot of foundations I use have an SPF in them to protect you from the sun so I think that would probably be my favourite beauty product for filming.
“I think good skin is really important, especially under camera lights and if you’re outside under natural sunlight, so something that makes the skin look dewy – but not sweaty.
“I try to shop sustainably. I try to look for brands that are cruelty-free and vegan, as much as possible.
“I’m not perfect but I’m trying to find as much as I can.”
Laura had one more teenage fashion confession to make – one which shows what can go wrong without expert advice.
“One of the first beauty products I remember getting in Boots was Sun-In … and maybe you shouldn’t use that when you don’t know what you’re doing with it, but I loved it at the time.
“Basically, you’d spray it in your hair – it was almost like lemon juice – then you’d get into the sun.
“Problem was I didn’t do it evenly so some patches would be quite yellowy … greeny … I just didn’t do it right. Then you’d get into the pool with the chlorine and it would turn a different colour.
“There was a lot of us in Ireland with questionable hair because of Sun-In … but what a time.”