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Beauty Buzz: Celebrity Beauty Secrets Revealed!

From Julia Roberts’ kitchen sink must-have to Cate Blanchett’s bedtime companion, Contributing Beauty Editor Natalie Silverton discovers the celebrity beauty secrets found in our very own e-shop. Get inspired:


Anna Friel LOVES RMK Make-Up Base

What is it? This best-selling primer helps give skin a translucent glow and smooth the complexion.

Celebrity Fan: “It’s not just a make-up base, I also use it on top of my make up as it gives your skin a really natural glow without adding a shine to it,’ actress Anna Friel told Stella magazine.

Cate Blanchett LOVES Philip Kingsley Elasticizer

What is it? This pre-shampoo deep moisturising hair mask was created by trichologist Philip Kingsley for Audrey Hepburn in 1974. She’d complained that her hair was ‘playing up’ – it was dry, unmanageable and did not hold its shape. Together with its moisturising effect, it gives hair elasticity, control and shine.

Celebrity Fan: “I slather my hair in Elasticizer before bed,” Cate Blanchett revealed to Tatler.

Julia Roberts LOVES Weleda Skin Food

What is it? Introduced in 1926, this 100% natural, replenishing cream helps soothe and comfort skin that’s been battered by daily stresses. For thirsty skin anywhere on the body, from elbows, dry hands to wind-burnt ski cheeks.

Celebrity Fan: “I put it on my hands after I wash dishes and wind up putting it on my elbows and feet. Before you know it, I’ve squeezed this poor little green tube into a twist,” admitted Julia Roberts to InStyle US.

Gwyneth Paltrow LOVES Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner 

What it is: Apply this silky and light formula to cleansed skin under makeup to make pore appear smaller. Great for on-the-go touch ups too.

Celebrity Fan: Gwyneth Paltrow revealed “ secret to having closeup ready skin. It shrinks the size of pores and refines the skin, it is brilliant”. 

Sandra Bullock LOVES Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

What it is: This natural mineral BB cream is a multi-tasking dynamo that combines foundation, concealer, sunscreen and moisturiser in one. It helps to nourish, protect, smooth and brighten skin.

Celebrity Fan: “I like to look like I’ve been out in the sun even though I hide from the sun at all times and wear a high SPF.  I use a tinted moisturiser by Jane Iredale called Glow Time as it gives me a healthy glow without looking like I’m heavily made up” Sandra Bullock told Saturday Express Magazine.

Lily Cole LOVES Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips

What it is: A most effective 100 per cent natural skin moisturiser which helps to heal even the most driest and sensitive skin. Historically used as a medical formula for nursing mothers to soothe their sensitive nipples. Use everywhere you need deep hydration – particularly fabulous on chapped lips and it gives a long lasting glossy shine

Celebrity Fan: Model Lily Cole says it’s “soft, smooth and versatile”.

Liberty Ross LOVES Aromatherapy Associates Miniature Collection Bath & Shower Oils

What it is: This collection of nine different natural oil blends – Relax to help you slow down or induce a good night’s sleep, De-Stress can help clear your mind and Revive invigorates, while Support takes care of you in times of need.

Celebrity Fan: “One vial fills my bathroom or hotel room with the most amazing aroma that benefits me mentally and physically, there is one for every mood. I also apply them to pressure points whilst on flights” says model and actress Liberty Ross.

Karen Gillan LOVES Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

What it is: Gives a healthy dewy hint of colour, and boosts hydration levels in the skin, whilst protecting it with anti-oxidants.

Celebrity Fan: “Oh my god I love Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer – their palest shade is perfect for my skin tone,” enthuses Scottish actress Karen Gillan.

Paloma Faith LOVES Electric Hair Electric Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner

What it is: Nourishing, creamy and moisture-rich hair duo that helps to revive dry, damaged hair and leave it soft, glossy and shiny.

Celebrity Fan: Paloma Faith is a big fan of the haircare brand, tweeting “My hair has never felt healthier” after a visit at their salon.

Kimberly Wyatt LOVES Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream

What it is: The number one selling medicated cream in Japan, this all-round non-greasy skin saviour packed with glycerine and vitamin B2, C and E helps to soften and soothe all manner of skin niggles. 

Celebrity Fan: “This is my number one skincare secret,” says Kimberly Wyatt, former Pussycat Doll. “I’m on the road a lot so it’s essential to find multi-tasking products that are worth the space in my suitcase. I use Yu-Be as a body cream, make-up primer – and lately as a lip-balm to protect my lips from the English winter!”

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– Natalie S.


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