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Your Natural Beauty talks to netballing star and Benecos beauty ambassador, Lindsay Keable about her natural beauty regime

Being Vice Captain of Hertfordshire Mavericks, playing for England Roses and being the Benecos brand ambassador doesn’t faze Lindsay Keable. Here she shares with us her pre- and post-game rituals and how games she knows will be broadcast on television always call for a bit more mascara...

Do you have any special routines or rituals before a game?

I am quite a stickler for routine; I always have porridge in the morning with honey and sultanas. And then I try to forget that it is actually game day and completely switch off. I always put in my left leg before my right leg; I don’t why, it’s just habit. Oh and I paint my nails too. I wear different nail colours on each hand; so that I know my left from my right. After 17 years of playing netball you would think I know my left from my right but in an instant moment it does help! I always use team colours; purple or black. French Lavender from Benecos is my favourite.

Do you have any special beauty regimes before a game?

I always use dry shampoo on my hair for a start. I find that when you have game day hair it is never quite right and so you need a little extra oomph in it! If the game is going to be on television I tend to put a little more effort in – I use tinted moisturiser, eyeliner and mascara. I find that I can’t use anything else because you sweat it off.

So you make more effort if you’re going to be on TV?

Yes, you’re a lot closer up. When you’re on the side lines watching we are just little figures running round. Whereas on television they always seem to zoom in at the wrong time, like when you’re having a bad facial expression. So you feel like you have to do a little bit extra, beauty-wise, to make yourself feel better! A bit of Benecos Grey Steel mascara is my go-to product.

You need your legs to be in tip-top condition – what do you use?

I exfoliate; I love the Benecos body peel. What a new experience! And we are quite lucky, because we have massages too so that helps.

Do you have a different beauty regime if you are going out after the game?

Yes. I suppose I take a little more time for a night out and the eyeliner comes out. I definitely use blusher on my cheeks because obviously I’m not running around on the netball court to get my natural glow. I’m not really one to spend a lot of time; half an hour is all I need. Straighten the hair, do the face, put some foundation on and give myself a glow. The Benecos lip liner matches Marry Me lipstick and I think for me, keeping your look natural is the main thing. Less is more is my beauty tip.

How do you wind down after a game?

I’m quite bad at sleeping after a game so I do try to stick to a rigid routine. Before going to bed I sit downstairs for half an hour, watch television or listen to music. I then walk upstairs, brush my teeth and wash my face... get into bed and read for fifteen minutes.

In between matches I enjoy swimming. It is a great way to unwind. It is an all over body workout. I have just got a new puppy and I love playing with him. His name is Benson and he is a Beagle. He is quite naughty at the moment and in the biting stage, so I do try to take him out for long walks.

What is in your kit bag?

I’m renowned on the team for being Mary Poppins – I have stuff you need for netball, trainers, spare sports bra, spare socks and tape for injuries, then another compartment with spare hair ties, Kirby grips, moisturiser and cleanser and finally a medical compartment with plasters and paracetamol. I also have a towel; sweat towels are really important in your kit bag. Otherwise you use your dress, and then you end up with a wonky collar where you pulled it and it is then smeared in makeup. My Benecos nail polish has to be in there and my mascara. I have a stress ball... a sheep that you squeeze and its eyes pop out! I also have a colouring book. I enjoy colouring. It’s very good for your mindfulness.

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