I treat beauty in the same way as fashion, I’m always open to new ideas and will try anything, but I’ll only wear it if I’m convinced it works for me. Some beauty bag staples are tough to beat and stay with you for years. Others can be a bit of a revelation.
In true Posh Rock style, I don’t just stick to what I’m told I ‘should’ be wearing. I think people expect make-up recommendations to all be about brand – and whilst that is sometimes the case, a lot of my beauty advice is about getting the colour and tone right.
I try different brands until I find the exact match or touch of colour I’m looking for. I’ve got quite sensitive skin so I like to try products for a few days to ensure they work for me.
When you go to the make-up counter for a new foundation, ask the experts to apply a product based on your skin type and colour – and if it works, ask for a sample. Make sure you’re happy with your look and feel comfortable. Apply for a few days and see how you look in different lighting.
A darker eye make-up combined with a nude lip works for me. But your skin changes and there are new lines all the time – make sure you keep experimenting and don’t just stick to the same products. #fashionisageless
My top picks
YSL – Touche Elcat – A must for me, this is one of those dream products that hides a multitude of sins and works under or over make-up. Say goodbye to dark circles, patchy skin or blemishes.
These are my ‘go to’ foundations:
Summer: Boots No7 – Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser – SPF 15.
Winter: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation – Warm Beige 3.5
Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder in Buff – Made up with different pigments, this product works like a bronzer and gives a healthy glow to the skin – great for summer or winter!
MAC – Mineralize Skinfinish – Medium Plus – This has a more mineral finish but looks matt on the skin- great for my complexion in winter.
Summer: Dior Skin Nude Tan – Tie Dye Edition – Gives an understated glow with a tan and the compact looks great in your bag!
Winter: Guerlain – Teracotta Light – 03 Brunettes Bronzer – is a brilliant way to get an instant healthy glow – my fail-safe in winter.
Beautiful soft colours:
Dior Blush Brun Cannelle
Burberry Blossom Blush – No5 Light Glow
Bobbi Brown – Desert Rose Blush
Benefit High Beam – luminescent complexion enhancer. Applied to the top of the cheek bones gives definition and a lift to the face.
MAC – I have various colours but black and brown are constants in my make-up bag. Soft, easy to blend and long lasting.
Benefit – Roller Lash – Black – The brush is perfect for application to both top and bottom lashes. Three coats and I look like I’m wearing false lashes!
9. Lip liner
Bobbi Brown – Pale Pink – A great colour that compliments most of my nude lipsticks.
Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder- Brazilian Nude. It’s the one everyone is talking about for good reason! My new favourite shade.
Burberry Nude Pink No25 – Perfect for subtle shimmer over any lipstick or just on its own.
Last but not least, buy some good brushes – I particularly like Iconic London who have a brush for every application.
EmmaAugust 29, 2016
Love everything in this list and especially high beam. Would be great to hear what you do come winter though – do you swap any of your make-up favourites at all?
Dawn CutlerAugust 29, 2016
Hi Emma. I use St Tropez everyday face lotion after my usual moisturiser to give me healthy glow.
LibertyNovember 26, 2016
Wowza, problem solved like it never hapeenpd.
HeavenNovember 26, 2016
You’ve impeessrd us all with that posting!