Over the weekend, I visited a few of my cosmetic favourites at Westfield Doncaster, including (Mecca Cosmetica, Mecca Maxima and David Jones) to also get some expert advice on how best to look after my skin.
For me, I generally keep my makeup to a minimum, preferring to concentrate on beautiful healthy skin. To start my skin-care routine, I always exfoliate. Not only do I love the way my skin feels after a light exfoliation, but it is also a vital step in removing dry dead skin, in order to reveal that coveted healthy glow. I’ve only recently discovered an incredible product by Mac, their ‘Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator‘ (5). I love this product, because it unclogs my pores instantly, and works perfectly across my entire body.
Following a good exfoliation, I love to moisturise my face, with Kiehl’s ‘Abyssine Cream +’, a super hydrating and light moisturiser (7).
Next up in my routine is an absolute favourite and must have beauty product of mine – Mecca Cosmetica ‘Soft Focus Smoothing Primer’ (3). A Mecca make-up artist first introduced me to this product, and I’ve been hooked ever since. This beautiful primer helps your foundation glide on smoothly, and also has a gorgeous illuminating glow, which on it’s own looks gorgeous on the skin. A hint, I was told by the staff was also to mix a splash of my Nars Laguna illuminator (2) with the primer, to add a healthy glow, to sometime dull winter skin.
The secret to a year-round glow is my Nars Laguna bronzer for that natural, sun-kissed look, my Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette (1) adds definition to my eyes, and a touch of concealer (Urban Decay Naked Skin) (9) finishes off the look.
For final touches – lips and cheeks, I love to use Nars lip pencils (6), Bolero is my favourite shade of neutral pink and my Mac lip and cheek colour in ‘Have A Nice Day’ (8) adds a gorgeous rosy glow.
And there you have it. My secrets to keeping your skin healthy and glowing.
What are some of your beauty must-haves?
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Jasmin Howell is a fashion, travel and beauty blogger represented by@ministryoftalent.