With London Fashion Week around the corner and a winter nip still in the air, we’re all seeking a little extra help from some wonder products to conceal any hint of seasonal strain on our faces. Step up our holy trinity of multi-functioning moisturiser, flawless primer and rejuvenating oil. You’re welcome…
Girls, you know the drill. Any successful beauty regime begins with a damn good moisturiser, so start by generously applying Charlotte’s Magic Cream to deliver optimum levels of hydration to freshly cleansed skin. Make-up artist extraordinaire Charlotte Tilbury’s years of experience backstage at Fashion Week have lead to her highly successful eponymous beauty brand, and her Magic Cream, is nothing short of, well, magic. Perfected over a period of 20 years and tested on models and famous faces galore, this age-defying formula combines damask rose water, camellia oil, extracts of frangipani and hyaluronic acid. It’s the ultimate multi-tasker, fighting skin-ageing on all fronts and producing that much-desired dewy, healthy glow, without the shine.
Up next is YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer, a staple when it comes to creating a flawless canvas for foundation. The light-infused formula blurs fine lines and pores, creating a smooth texture and welcome burst of luminosity. Apply with a foundation brush or fingers using gentle sweeping motions, moving from the centre of the face outwards. For best results, leave the product to melt into your skin for 10 seconds before applying foundation. Fashion Week is a marathon, not a sprint, and if you want your make-up to remain flawless into the wee hours of the after-parties, this product is your new best friend.
Closing the act is a gem from cult beauty brand Sunday Riley. Luna Sleeping Night Oil contains advanced retinol complex to help correct damage caused by sun, time, and pollution as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Heads up: double-cleansing your skin before applying the oil will help it absorb the optimum amount of product. Choose an oil or balm-based cleanser as these remove all traces of the day’s make-up and dirt without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. Apply the Luna oil before bedtime and wake up to noticeably firmer, clearer skin.
Words: Cecile Stefanova