These unexpected beauty secrets have been revealed by the world's biggest brands and we had to share them with you!
Everyone has their own opinion on what is best when it comes to beauty products and regimes. Exfoliate at night to let your pores breathe, only brush your hair once a day to avoid damage, never use an alcohol based makeup remover... exetera exetera. But who should we believe?
One of Australia’s leading beauty experts, Kate Morris, CEO and founder of Adore Beauty, has worked with some of the world’s biggest beauty brands to find out their top secrets for beauty success:
Hannah Terrett, National Brow Artist at Benefit Cosmetics
This season it’s all about the most on-trend brow – the feathered brow. Regularly coveted on the runways of Paris, London and New York by the likes of Gigi Hadid and actress Lily Collins - this look is easy to achieve at home!
All you have to do is apply a micro-line pencil like Benefit’s Precisely My Brow in soft feathery strokes toward the top of the brow tail, working against the brow hairs in a teasing motion. Then for extra texture, go in over the top with the same pencil in a darker shade. Finish with a clear brow gel, set, and then brush upwards to get them looking extra full and fluttery and keep them in place all day.
Carly Rogers, Education Manager at Dermalogica
Pollution is the latest frontier in skincare, with studies showing that for every particle you see (e.g. dust), there are another 1 million that are small enough to enter pores! Not only that, but air pollution from traffic can increase pigmentation spots by as much as 20%. That’s why we created Daily Superfoliant which detoxes the skin from ageing pollution which is a new beauty trend beauty experts are trying to tackle to help your skin look youthful.
Nica Marcello, National Education Manager at Estée Lauder
Foundation is the base of most women’s makeup, so the best way to get the most out of your foundation is by incorporating skincare and primers. I love mixing our Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum into the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation, as it gives skin a soft glow with staying power. For a matte finish, use a primer suited to your skin type and always end with a makeup mist.
Alphie Sadsad, International PRO Artist at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Double time your cleansing routine by investing in exfoliating grains like Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains then mix them with your cleansing oil to remove makeup and exfoliate in one action. Not only does this save time but it gives a deeper clean!
In addition to this I’m also obsessed with a bit of DYI hair chalk. You can do this by rubbing a bright shade of blush across the strands of your hair then set with hairspray. This will easily wash out with standard shampoo.
Robert Kovacs, Education Manager at ghd
If you suffer from split ends or dry, rough hair and have no time to treat try Advanced Split Ends Therapy from ghd. Apply about 50c of treatment from ends to roots after freshly shampooed and towel dried hair just like a conditioner BUT do not rinse it out. The heat from your hairdryer will seal your hair, protect and increase the shine… an instant miracle for a healthy glow.
Bridget Noonon, Education Manager at Kérastase
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, but we often forget about looking after the health of our scalp! Scalp concerns such as sensitivity, oiliness, dandruff and hair loss can come and go with the seasons, or with stressful periods, so it’s important to visit your salon regularly to have a scalp health consultation with your hairdresser. Kérastase has a range of products that combats both the hair and scalp.
Michael Brown, Celebrity Makeup Artist at Inika
Fresh, glowing, natural skin is a common want amongst most women and this all starts with your foundation or BB cream application. To apply most effectively, imagine drawing a sun as a child, the round circle of the sun resembles the center of the face and the rays of light from the sun is the sweeping outwards application. This is the most effective way to add your base for a natural glow.
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