Ellyse Perry On Finding Inner Confidence And Building Self-Esteem - Women's Health

Ellyse Perry On Finding Inner Confidence And Building Self-Esteem

Known for her athletic prowess, Ellyse Perry has quickly cemented her place as one of the greatest talents we’ve ever seen in Australian cricket. Now, she’s partnered with L’Oréal Paris to inspire the younger generation of women to find confidence, both in and out of sport.

Few sporting stars have had a career as well known or illustrious as Ellyse Perry. Gracing the international sporting stage at just 16-years-old, Perry stunned audiences worldwide with her skill, unwavering dedication and innovative thinking on the field. Playing for both the Matildas and the Australian women’s cricket team in their respective World Cup tournaments, Perry served as a trailblazer in women’s sport. As she turned her attention to cricket and amassed numerous accolades over the years, she’s become a role model for many – not just sporting enthusiasts. 

Recently named a L’Oréal Paris Woman of Worth, the announcement might sound out-of-left-field for some, but Ellyse admits she’s always been interested in the products she applies to her face, given that so much of her time is spent outdoors under the unrelenting heat of the Aussie sun. Having come to understand the importance of good skincare and strong SPF, Perry’s discerning eye for only the best, high-quality products later translated to makeup staples, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Tinted Serum. 

With L’Oréal Paris celebrating 50 years of its iconic tagline, ‘Because You’re Worth It’, it seems there is no one better to front such a campaign than Perry. The young star has always championed women’s equality in sport and led by example, inspiring a generation to pursue their dreams while simultaneously showcasing the hard work and discipline that goes into such pursuits. Now, Perry is using her platform with L’Oréal Paris to encourage young Aussie girls and women to recognise their worth. According to reports, nearly 70 per cent of Australian women say self-doubt is the biggest block to success, with a staggering 94 per cent of women also experiencing low self-esteem. It’s something Perry is seeking to change, having demonstrated herself that sometimes the first step to achieving greatness is having the courage of conviction and confidence in your own ability. 

We spoke with Perry to learn more about what it means to be a L’Oréal Paris Woman of Worth, where her makeup journey started, and how her sporting pursuits have inspired her own makeup choices. 

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Growing up, what was your first memory of makeup? Was there a product or makeup trend you gravitated towards when you were younger?

Ellyse Perry: Besides zinc when I was at the beach or playing cricket, I was definitely a lip gloss girl. And as I got older and a bit more grown up, it was mascara – I’ve always gone for a more ‘no makeup’ makeup look with beauty. 

Having made a name for yourself on the sporting field, both in football and cricket, how did this lifestyle influence your skincare and makeup choices?

I think it’s had a huge influence, especially around skincare in the sun. We spend so much time outdoors at the height of the Australian summer so I’ve become really aware of protecting my skin. Moisturiser with an SPF factor is probably my number one choice of product. 

Between your training schedule and day-to-day life, what are the products you always have on hand in your makeup bag?

Tinted moisturiser and a good cleanser – anything with SPF is my go-to. I’ve also just started using the L’Oréal Paris True Match Tinted Serum, it’s the perfect product for my busy schedule. It gives me a light coverage that’s super breathable, and keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day. 

Increasingly we’re seeing women move away from makeup that once glamorised unrealistic perfection for more natural looks that simply enhance our features. What does natural makeup mean to you?

To me it’s makeup that is practical in any situation but also gives you confidence – anything that seamlessly fits into my routine, I love. 

What excites you most about the L’Oréal Paris True Match Nude Tinted Serum? What is your favourite way to wear it?

I love it because I can put it on every day before training or a match and feel like my skin is looking great and well looked after – having the L’Oréal Paris True Match Tinted Serum in my makeup bag has been a game changer. 

L’Oréal Paris True Match Tinted Serum is available for purchase at Chemist Warehouse and Priceline, where it retails for $39.95. 

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