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AbOvo Skincare

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Tina and Thandie

Make up artist Tina Roesler Kerwin founder of  AbOvo skincare has spent years making up famous faces. She says she realised that beautiful make-up is only as good as the canvas.

The better the skin, the better the make-up.

I had the enormous good fortune of working with Tina on my last film (directed by Nash Edgerton with Charlize Theron and Joel Edgerton). Shooting in freezing Chicago and reliant on indoor heating, my skin quickly became dry and sensitive. Tina’s skincare was the perfect aid –  I became a diehard fan of her, and her line.

Abovo’s Enriched Eye and Delicate Day creams feed the complexion with natural goodness. The idea is simple: a cocktail of natural and organic ingredients to protect, treat, nourish and renew. The key to the products is Emu Oil.

After stumbling on the unique benefits of Emu Oil, Tina discovered a powerhouse of skincare benefits: anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial (great for spot-prone skin) and the tiny molecules cleverly carry other ingredients deeper into the skin (most oils sit on TOP of the skin, Emu oil penetrates deeper).

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The hero duo by Tina’s AbOvo

The formulations are clean and pure – no petrochemicals, no artificial colours or ingredients and no water added -which removes the need for a preservative, in particular parabens.

The considerations of this product don’t stop there; there’s a firm commitment to the environment which makes the packaging recyclable and all printed materials are produced via renewable power and using non-toxic inks.

Tina told me that once they’d created a recyclable label she realised that the GLUE was not bio-degradable. So, despite further frustration and expense, she found a recyclable glue; which makes this packaging truly 100% enviro- friendly!

And if that wasn’t enough, a portion of profits go to American Forests which is all about protecting and restoring our trees.


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Photograph by Jackie Dixon




She’s Gotta Have It! Artis Makeup Brushes

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Tina brushing me up!

Tina brushing me up!

I’m currently on set filming a movie and our make-up artist, Tina Roesler Kerwin, is using these brushes on me which are fabulous. They are Artis Makeup Brushes and great for achieving an “air brushed quality” she says.

They look unusual compared to a normal beauty brush – is it a toothbrush? Is it a spoon? Is it a loofah?

The stunning ergonomic design is aimed to compliment the contours of the face and helps you see the area you’re working on, with better control too.

We also love them because they’re cruelty-free so no animal hairs used, just man-made fibres – a clever material called CosmiFibre which apparently holds its shape better than animal hair and allows up to three times more fibres than a conventional brush.

According to Arits, these bristles have ‘microscopically tapered ends’ which means they can blend powders and foundations into skin seamlessly, particularly cream eyeshadow and cream rouge. This design feature also means less product is trapped in between fibres but held neatly at the tips instead.

artis makeup brushs thandie newtonThere are 10 shaped brushes for different uses and I’ve been using the brushes in combination with my very favourite Mud HD Air Liquid Make Up. It’s amaaaaaazing. It’s these two products that have been making my days.





Order your Artis brushes from Nigel’s in LA.


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