IS A BI-COASTAL BEAUTY SPECIALIST & MAKE-UP ARTIST WHO PRIDES HERSELF ON KNOWING WHAT’S IN WHAT YOU PUT ON YOUR SKIN
WE SAT DOWN FOR A Q&A WITH THE FOX AND LEARNED LOADS ABOUT NATURAL BEAUTY, AND IT WOULD SEEM THE FACE OF THE SEASON IS LESS IS MORE
STRIKE A POSE WITH A NATURAL FACE
Q: Every season has a new look - what’s the 2019 spring/summer face?
M: As we welcome diversity into mainstream media (finally!) we are seeing a lot less paint-by-numbers style and more freedom with a strong focus on healthy skin. But since we just came out of the cold season, it's hard to imagine our skin is in tip-top shape - and ironically, this is the number one beauty trend. Skin like some kind of angel - the kind that gets 9 hours sleep a night next to a humidifier and that remembers her reusable water bottle every day. "No make up make up" is back, along with dewy skin and soft shapes.
KEEP IT NATURAL
LESS IS MORE
Q: What do you love about this new trend?
M: If you ask me, living breathing skin is a breath of fresh air, after the serious Instagram trend of applying multiple thick layers of base make-up; I mean there is a time and a place for that wattage of glam, but right now, everyone and everything is about beautiful glowy skin.
Q: What are your favorite products to get the look?
M: I believe this trend was born out of K-beauty; the 7-12 step skincare routine with each product addressing a specific skincare issue or need. As a working mum, I can’t find the time to get behind a lengthy, multi-step regime for my skin, so here are my top picks to get good face, quickly and simply. Province Apocathery provides the opportunity to do an online consult, resulting in your very own custom blend elixir to get your pores crying happy tears.
Abnormal Beauty If you can handle three steps, this is a great combo Niod Introductory Set Number 1 that includes one of my favorite radiance boosting products, Photography Fluid.
The philosophy is, get your skin looking and feeling its best, and you may just be able to apply a drop of foundation to get the glow you are after. When you have a great canvas, make-up should perform at its best, but of course, some technique is involved when applying it.
Q: Ok, let’s talk technique!
M: If you are into natural products like I am, you may have heard of Nude By Nature. This Aussie cosmetics brand has left out the nasties while maintaining reliable and long-lasting products.
I recommend their perfecting primer as the first step before you add any foundation or concealer.
I also can’t get enough of the Nude by Nature Defining Lip Pencil combined with the Dusty Rose Moisture Shine Lipstick.
I would also put some of this on the apples of my cheeks for that dewy, blush vibe - just use your fingers and tap the pigment on lightly and then gently blend it with circular motions.
And on that note, the Fox signed off, for now…