While Love Island is guilty pleasure for some, Margot Robbie isn’t afraid to admit her addiction to the series – and even threw a Casa Amor-themed birthday party.
The Hollywood star invited friends to don their skinniest bikinis and killer heels, for a poolside party with a crazy bronco to celebrate his 31st.
When you are one of the most breathtaking women in show business and your friends all look like models, then getting a Love Island makeover isn’t very complicated.
But what about us mere mortals? Well, I’m glued to ITV2 from 9pm every night for the latest entertainment and games from the reality show, and I also desperately need to change out of my old leggings and sports bras.
So could I maybe have the Love Island look? I have Margot’s long blonde hair, but I’m 5ft 1in against her 5ft 6in and don’t know what the swimsuits will look like under the breasts and flashing butt on me.
At 28, I’m three years younger than Margot but an absolute grandmother in the island years. I would go to Cougarville if I was on the reality show.
For my last birthday, I celebrated with a walk in the park followed by take out and Netflix. It would never occur to me to look glamorous in a thong bikini and strappy heels, for the sake of fun. . . usually.
But on the right, it’s me after five hours of hair and makeup to copy Margot’s Love Island look, and on the page, that’s what the makeover involved.
The Love Islanders’ lips are fuller than ever this year – with Faye Winter’s full trout pout.
It’s hard to achieve this look without an industrial grade filler, but we cover the lips with a good 3ml and then fill the area with Fenty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer (Â£ 17).
MY usual gel polish is replaced by long white claws.
Boots Â£ 5 stickers are a lot cheaper than salon work, and quick and easy – except that a three word text then takes a good half an hour, so I can barely get dressed and I even need someone to flush the toilet for me.
LICK of mascara is normally me, especially if I’m sunbathing. But at Casa Amor, it’s those Ardell Faux Mink Wispies (Â£ 8) false eyelashes, provided to the villa by Boots this year.
One set isn’t quite enough, so we stick two of them together to make a full beat. I have trouble opening my eyes.
NEXT up is faux bangs and tousled locks – and luckily my hair is long enough to do Margot’s party style without a full head of extensions.
But while she looks amazing with her new mini bangs, I really can’t feel the clip-on bangs on me – and I hate her hiding makeup.
NEXT up has more Mac Studio Fix foundation coats (Â£ 22.95) than I can count.
Once it’s cured I start to feel distinct Drag Queen vibes and wonder how the heck male Islanders recognize their partners when they wake up next to them the next morning.
It’s time for a full body fake tan treatment which in my opinion would be great after weeks of endless rain as summer in the UK continues to fail.
Unfortunately, that leaves me more like a satsuma than a tanned Spanish. Maybe I’m meant to look pale and interesting?
To top off my brand new look, my glam squad contoured my body – to give me a six pack and an instant boob job.
Who needs exercise, dieting or plastic surgery, eh? I’m not mad at my new gym physique, actually it’s pretty flattering, but again it’s an old cumbersome process.
APPREHENSION at first, now I understand the Love Island look. Orange skin makes your teeth brighter, while stiletto heels elongate your body and make you look super slim.
While in confinement, I almost stopped putting on makeup, so seeing myself slapped more than I’ve ever worn made me look at myself twice in the mirror. I hardly recognize myself.
But even though it’s fun for a day, as Margot found out at her party, she once said, âI love sitting around watching all these beautiful people have their dramas while I’m lying on it. the couch eating pizza and drinking beer. ” I’m with her on this.
Like Margot, I’m a die-hard Love Island fan, but I’ll leave the heavy diet to the Islanders. Frankly, I’m amazed that they have time to make do with the guys before they’re done getting ready.
NOW the piece I dreaded – the cossie.
I try not to cringe by recreating Margot’s pose with a pink two-piece and a fanny pack. . . in a cold London studio.