Get the look for less
Watching beauty tutorials can make it seem like the only route to a flawless face is dropping major bucks. But once you know the tips and tricks, you can recreate them with your favourite inexpensive products.
Naturally youthful skin
Sir John, the superstar makeup artist behind Beyonce’s most iconic looks, says the secret to making your face appear naturally glowy during the age of Zoom calls: it all starts with hydration. He’s a fan of hyaluronic acid because it holds a heavy amount of moisture compared to the size of the molecule. To achieve a youthful look, he suggests applying hyaluronic acid as the first step as well-hydrated skin equals a more radiant complexion.
No-mess eyeshadow application
Gucci Westman, who regularly works with A-listers and behind the scenes at fashion weeks around the world, explains why you need to use an eyeshadow without ‘fallout.’ If you apply eyeshadow as one of your last steps and the product you are using falls from your lids to your under eyes, you will suffer a sloppy look. “You have to go in and try to fix it,” Westman says. “Sometimes it makes a big hole [on your freshly applied makeup] depending on how much coverage you have,” she explains. You can avoid this conundrum by using cream-based products that don’t have that ‘fallout’ effect most powder eyeshadows give off.