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Mio Strong Women: Shannon Lawlor

Shannon is a London-based beauty writer with over five years experience working in beauty and retail. Through trialling new products and interviewing some of the most knowledgeable experts in the business, it’s safe to say she knows a thing or two about beauty.

In my formative years as a journalist, the list of women that I deemed inspirational were strong, bold female figures that stood for both nothing and everything at the same time. The likes of Michelle Obama, Tina Brown and Anna Wintour spring to mind. But as the years have gone by, I have found myself needing inspiration in other areas of my life instead.

“In life’s most testing situations, I ask myself: What Would Mum Do?”

The WWMD doctrine has taught me three key things: 1. Never go to bed with your makeup on 2. Always carry a bottle of water and 3. Approach every situation with unfaltering grace and determination. She might not have edited a magazine, but she’s been the source of all the inspiration I’ll ever need.

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Launched on International Women’s Day 2019, #MioStrongWomen is a campaign to celebrate Strong Women from across the globe and inspire a new generation. Join the conversation on Instagram and let us know, who are your #MioStrongWomen?

Tilly Doody-Henshaw

Tilly Doody-Henshaw

Writer and expert

Alongside food, travel and writing, skincare is one of my greatest loves. I'm a self-confessed skincare junkie, and product hoarder! Luckily that means I'm ingredient savvy and confident I know what makes a fab skin care routine.

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