When I was young(er), oil-free was the buzzword in beauty.
And power-dressing required power-makeup to be matte. So when we said we were going to the lady’s room, To powder our nose, it wasn’t a euphemism, we really were.
Fast forward decades, and facial oils are a hero product, and now glow is #beautygoals.
Indeed, the Duchess of Cambridge’s long-time make-up artist, Arabella Preston, co-founder of Votary skincare, has revealed to W magazine the secret to Kate’s luminous skin: natural facial oils.
And, according to the former beauty editor, oils aren’t just a night-time treatment.
If you ask a pro makeup artist how they prep skin, they say a facial oil nine times out of 10. Because a natural plant oil absorbs into the skin, hydrating as it goes, you are left with a perfect base to apply make-up. Rich heavy creams sit on the surface of the skin and cause your make-up to slide and look uneven. Allow a minute for it to absorb then use a cream if you need the extra hydration and then apply your foundation.
~ Arabella Preston
So, as counter-intuitive as it may seem to me, I’ve been following in the royal footsteps and added some oils into my skincare routine. What’s one more step, right?
So now that the Duchess’ glowy skin secret is out,
do you think we can find out how she gets that impossibly glossy hair?