Holiday skin

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Holiday Skin

Post by Kay.

Although summer is officially over in our hemisphere, this post is for all of you lucky people in the world who are still in sunny climes- and I’m sure I’m not the only one who makes the most of the extended heat of southern Europe (I had a Spanish early September) or has a sneaky escape from the cold, wet and grey.

Thandie, meanwhile, spent her late-August hols in Ibiza so I asked her about her holiday skincare and make-up routine to go along with some gorgeous photos that photographer Caroline McClelland took of Thandie  in Mauritius for Elle magazine where Thandie did her own make-up (yes, I have serious competition).

 

Climate has a huge effect on our skin, how do you modify your skincare in humid weather?

Yes, I only use a light moisturizer in  the areas that are prone to dryness.  Sweating under unnecessary moisturizer is only going to lead to breakouts.

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If you want to wear make-up, what do you use and how do you deal with the odd blemish and conceal without clogging pores?

 I use a light coating of Olay CC Cream, OLAY_totaleffects_cc-creamit has SPF15 so it’s great mixed with my with Make-Up Forever Face & Body Fluid.  If I don’t have a tan I can get away with using the CC Cream alone, but the darkest CC Cream isn’t rich enough in tone for my skin when tanned, so the Make-Up Forever fluid is perfect for evening out my skintone whilst remaining sheer. For any blemishes, I use a dab of Tea Tree Oil.

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As for concealer, it’s about having the right texture as even with a good suntan I still have little spider veins around my nose and dark circles under my eyes. I love Becca Duo Concealer as it’s more on the dry side, which is perfect in humidity as it stays in place.

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Dewy skin is lovely in summer, but how do you deal with excess shine? I know how you love your Chanel blotting papers! Summer Skin

My usual blotting sheets don’t cut it in the humidity, so my favourite tip is to use one ply of a tissue wrapped around a powder puff to blot sheen. On a balmy Summer evening I’ll dust my t-zone with Jurlique’s delicious scented translucent powder.

 Powder or cream blush?

Julie Hewett CHEEKIE

My trusted Julie Hewett ‘Cheekie’ Cheek & Lip Shine is a blusher for all seasons. It has an amazingly natural appearance – there’s no shimmer, only pigment and a gel like balm which is very stable and not greasy, so it doesn’t block the pores. It also doubles up as a lip stain!

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What about the rest of your make-up routine, eyebrows and eyes?

 

I’d use a powder in my eyebrows (with a dampened slanted brush) rather than my usual Suqqu Liquid Browliner but the Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 13.44.57Suqqu waterproof mascara has real staying power, this stuff stays put! 

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All photographs of Thandie taken by Caroline McClelland, see more here

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  1. savi

    Thandie’s skin is beautiful! What moisturizer/skincare do you use?

    September 18, 2013 at 8:06 pm

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    1. Kay Montano

      Thandie is very healthy, has a clean diet and looks after her skin. She just rinses in the morning, thoroughly cleanses at night and exfolliates 2-3 times a week with a fine, powdered scrub. Moisturizes with Olay CC Cream.

      September 18, 2013 at 10:42 pm
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  3. DENICE COX

    Where can I buy Julie Hewlett cosmetics in the states

    September 25, 2013 at 8:18 am

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    1. Kay Montano

      We list the online store at the end of the post.

      September 25, 2013 at 8:26 am

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