Check out 4 celebrity backstage beauty secrets and tricks from the people in the know at fashion week.
One of the easiest ways to cheat a youthful look is to draw on freckles. Makeup artist, Lynsey Alexander says that Kate Moss always asks for a smattering of freckles, “It gives you that youthful freshness and glow, the trick is to use your brow pencil and dot randomly before smudging it with your finger, so it looks like skin rather than make-up”.
You can achieve fashion lashes with Queen of Lashes Sue Marsh. London lash queen Sue who counts supermodel Naomi Campbell as a client has created a unique formula from the salon to the catwalk using her Eye Boutique lashes range. These fabulous falsies are infused with four colours and two lengths and applying them is easy with Sue’s illuminated magnifying mirror and unique lash holder. Sue Marsh Eye Boutique Lashes, £8, Lash Holder, £15, Magnifying Eye-Mirror £10, and Hypoallergenic Adhesive, £8 from suemarsh.com and girlswithattitude.co.uk
Eyebrows are in for the foreseeable future. If you haven’t been blessed with Delevingne eyebrows, Terry de Gunzburg, founder of ByTerry says: “Apply a nourishing balm to your eyebrows before going to bed. This will guarantee extra strength and growth—thicker eyebrows in two weeks.”
MIX AND MATCH
Matte foundations can settle on the skin and often exaggerate pores and wrinkles. Joanna Czech, Uma Thurman’s facialist, says: “Skin looks younger and fresher when you can see it through your foundation, unlike water-based versions, they won’t highlight enlarged pores and fine lines.”
Czech also says: “Make your own by mixing your favourite serum or facial oil in with your regular foundation.”
Mixing serum into your foundation is a great way to ensure your skin stays hydrated all day.
Skincare expert at What Skin Needs, Sonja Dymalovski, recommends using a serum that includes natural oils as they reduce the chance of breakouts.
Sonja says: “Hydration is the key to young looking skin, and adding a serum to your foundation is a great way to get that youthful dewy look. I would go for a serum with oils that have anti-inflammatory and soothing properties like Jojoba oil and Plantolin. Try Hydrating Facial Serum by What Skin Needs www.whatskinneeds.co.uk, £17.99.