Genius Beauty Tips
We asked the experts to reveal their favorite beauty tips, from perfecting a fake tan to finding the perfect shade of lipstick.
Ditch your moisturizer… Eugenie Kelly, Beauty Director, Harper’s Bazaar.
“I use nourishing oils in place of a moisturizer. They don’t contain active ingredients but they penetrate easily and replace your skin’s natural lipids, plus all that rubbing boosts circulation.”
Buff your body…
Miranda Kerr, Model and founder Kora Organics skincare.
“Add some sea salt to coconut oil and use it as a scrub for the body. Your skin will feel rejuvenated, soft and glowing within minutes.”
Ensure an even tan… Shelley Barrett, Model Co. founder.
“Rub an ice cube over your face before the application of fake tan. This will close the pores to prevent blocked product and those tell-tale black spots.”
The perfect blush is natural… Bobbi Brown, Creator Bobbi Brown cosmetics
“The right blush is the color that your cheeks naturally turn when you exercise or blush.”
Prolong the life of your facial… Anna Field, Facialist, The Paddington Beauty Room
“Prolong the life of your facial by applying a weekly hydration mask in the shower as the steam super sizes the results.”
Make eyes pop… Megan Gale, model and Isola swimwear designer.
“I’m a big fan of white or cream colored eyeliner pencil on the inner rim of your eyes to open up tired eyes.”
Concealed weapons… Laura Mercier, Make up Artist.
“For the eye area you need a concealer with a creamy texture and enough slip to make it blend effectively. To disguise scars and blemishes you need a dryer one.”
Make your mani go the distance…. Celebrity manicurist, Fiona Hay.
“Re-apply a coat of topcoat everyday to prolong the life of your manicure.”
Complexion perfection… Tom Pecheux, Estee Lauder, Makeup Director.
“Skin color changes with the seasons so you need two foundation colors – one a shade lighter and the other a shade darker that your skin tone. Mix the two to adapt to your skin as you pale or tan.”
Eat yourself beautiful… Nicola Gleeson, BLC Cosmetics
“Wholegrain oats sprinkled with chia seeds, LSA and a teaspoon of flaxseed oil will boost your intake of skin beautifying omega 3 essential fatty acids.”
It’s all in the prep… Matthew Van Leeuwen, celebrity make up artist for Katie Holmes.
“A great scrub that gently exfoliates and removes impurities is the first step in makeup application. A hyaluronic based serum is also a must to create a smooth canvas that allows make up to set and last.”
Spritz generously… Estee Lauder, Beauty icon.
“Magnificent scents should not be doled out stingily, but like love, be given abundantly.”
Invest in a BB cream… Lisa Sullivan-Smith, Director, The Clinic
“I swear by Dermaquest Stem 3D Daily Moisturizer with SPF. BB, which stands for beauty balm, is the buzzword right now. This is tinted to protects the skin from harmful rays and has the added benefits of stem cell, peptides, skin brighteners and antioxidants.”
Lay off the caffeine… Svetlana Burkhardt, Director, Eyebrow Experts
“Avoid coffee before any waxing appointment, it’s a stimulant so makes hair removal more painful. Or put toothpaste on your brows before to help numb the area.”
Layer up… Dr. Adam Geyer, Consulting Dermatologist, Kiehl’s
“Apply a vitamin C serum under your moisturizing sunscreen in the morning to help neutralize UV exposure before it causes inflammation and damage.”
Bye-bye Panda eyes… Nichola Joss, celebrity facialist for Kate Moss.
“Put a cotton pad in the freezer for a couple of minutes. Gently massage in eye cream then apply the cool pad for a few minutes to reduce puffiness and help the cream penetrate deeper.”
Blush trick… Peter Phillips, Creative Director of Make up, Chanel.
“Apply a bit of blush to the bottom of your chin to separate the face from the neck.”
Fuss free shampoo… Renya Xydis, Valonz Haircutters
“After the beach use baby powder as dry shampoo to remove sand from the scalp.”
Find the perfect lipstick… Liz Kelsh, Make up Artist.
“The best time to test out new lip color is when wearing you’re not wearing any other make up.”
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