Beauty Secrets From Fashion Babes

Growing up, I was always desperate to find out what make-up actresses from my favourite Teen Shows used daily. This information at the time was available in some magazines, but not always and of course the lack of internet meant I couldn’t just search for things like these willy nilly. This is the sad story of my youth, please whip out that tiny violin and start playing it at once. The reality of not having the internet as a teen is a rather dire thought in 2015, but when you have no idea something like that could even exist, your teens are actually spent in a zen bubble of friends, foes and 90210. 
To this day, I guess I still want to know what make-up Brenda Walsh wore on the set of 90210, but I also found new icons that are a little more in tune with my current tastes and lifestyle. Sadly I am not in high-school anymore and I don’t live in California (yet). These days, my beauty icons don’t live in the pages of magazines, they live around me here in London and I am lucky to call some of them my friends. All the women featured today are absolute stunners, with style to kill for… And they shared their beauty secrets with you… From Caroline Issa to Emily Johnston and my very own mamma Robot, this might be a post you want to print out and keep…
Oh and in case you were wondering, I took the above photo of chicks at Easter this year. You’re welcome.

Ella Gregory, Coco’s Tea Party
Favourite lipstick – Butterfly Ball by Lipstick Queen

Favourite – It changes depending on how bad the dark circles under my eyes are looking that day, but favourites include Bobbi Brown Corrector, Nars Creamy Concealer and the Charlotte Tilbury Retoucher.

Go-to makeup look – Clear, fresh skin with a bit of bronze, a brown smokey eye and a nude lip.

Elizabeth Sankey, Summer Camp

Favourite lipstick – I’m a big collector of red lipsticks, that bright, pillarbox red. I have so many different brands, but my favourite is from MAC. They did a collaboration with Archive comics and since I’m a sucker for limited edition comic-based makeup I bought pretty much the entire collection.  Their Ronnie Red lipstick is a dream come true.  It is matte with blue undertones and I’m using it only for special occasions.  Like when I’m not eating burgers or kissing.
Favourite concealer – Another MAC one, I love their Studio Finish concealer. This stuff is heavy duty.  It’s waterproof, smudge proof, everything proof.  I use it when I have badass blemishes and set it with powder, or on my legs – I bruise like a peach.  It’s amazing for stage because it doesn’t go anywhere other than where it’s supposed to.
Go-to make-up look – I have been doing the same makeup forever.  I’m all about skin looking clean, and I’m a chronic blush user.  I am a fan of rose shades, then loads of black mascara and red lips.  Now I’m getting older I’m more careful about the sun so for the first time I’m using foundation, I like it! I have one with factor FIFTY spf.  It makes me feel like a real woman.  Or something.

Emily Johnston, Fashion Foie Gras
Favourite lipstick – Mac Ruby Woo 

Favourite concealer – Aerin Lauder 

Go to makeup look – The Golden Goddess from Charlotte Tilbury. 

Nadia Wajnapel (my super babein’ mum)

Favourite lipstick – Dior Addict in “Couture”

Favourite concealer – Diorskin Nude Concealer

Go-to makeup look – Cat-eye, orange-red lipstick, a bit of Bourjois rose d’or blusher and some concealer.

Daisy Knights, Jewellery Designer
Favourite lipstick – I have never worn lipstick! But i love EOS lip balm in mint and Sisley’s Phyto-lip twist (in Chestnut) which nearly counts as lipstick, right?! 
Favourite concealer – Hands down Sisley Phyto-Cernes Eclat. It covers those eye bags like a dream. 

Go-to look – Beachy and fresh… I don’t wear foundation, I use Smashbox BB cream and bronzer with a brush of mascara and some concealer under my eyes. Smashbox Halo highlighter is my favourite thing and has a brush on it so you can apply straight to the cheek bones. I’m all about easy make up!

Caroline Issa, Fashion Director at Tank Magazine
Favourite lipstick – I have a few I rotate: Chanel Coco Lipstick in Gabrielle, Shu Uemura in Yaz Red, Dior Addict Lip Maximizer.
Favourite concealer – Charlotte Tilbury the Retoucher. I buy it in bulk as I have one in the office, at home, in my travel kit, my gym bag, etc! It’s magic!
Go-to makeup look – A cateye I’m still trying to perfect and a red lip (see above for fave lipsticks!)

Cleo Ferin, Accessories Designer
Favourite lipstick – Russian Red by Mac

Favourite concealer -Bare minerals.

Go-to make-up look – I can’t go anywhere without bright lips, orange is my favourite shade! 

Loulou Androlia, Tarot Therapist
Favourite lipstick – Lime Crime Velveteen in Suedeberry: it’s Vegan, doesn’t budge and smells like ice cream.
Favourite concealer – I love the coverage of Bare Minerals Matte SPF 15 Power foundation. They do a shade pale enough for me which is a miracle and I love that you can layer it up.
Go-to make-up look – I only have one make up look, which is quite minimal. All my products are Vegan and natural and after wearing so much more make-up in my teens and twenties, it feels nice to know exactly what I want on my face!
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