#StarbucksAtHome coffee & a mask (win it)
London-based makeup artist Nina Westbury built a career making up the presenters on Sky News at 4 am each morning. She’s arise in the middle of the night and arrive at the tv studios ready to makeup the news anchors for the morning broadcasts. Imagine the toll a schedule like that would take on your skin! Not only would be be dealing with serious sleep deprivation, but dehydrated and dry skin. She’d often spend much of her time massaging in hydrating facial oils and moisturizers to plump up skin and add some radiance.
“I used to try to get them to use a face mask on the weekends to add moisture to their skin,” she says. That advice came from personal experience. Nina developed a morning routine that not only plumped up her skin but hydrated it so well her makeup apply much easier and stay on longer.
“Each morning, I would get up, cleanse my skin and apply a face mask. Then, I would go into the kitchen and make my morning coffee. Once I’d had my coffee and looked at the news of the day, I would jump into the shower. I’d quickly apply my makeup and be out the door for work. I found that a moisturizing mask made a big difference to my skin. It’s a pro artist insider secret.” Celebrities use this technique before Red Carpet appearances. I know of one makeup artist who sends a week’s supply of masks to actors before a gala event to prep skin. “Once they see how much of a difference it can make, they make it part of their routine,” she says.
One of my favourite masks is Dior’s HydraLIFE Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask with an apricot and citrus fruit. Clarifying apricot seed powder and citrus fruit extract are gentle on skin and help create a healthy-looking complexion. The jelly texture is particularly soothing on skin.
The Giveaway: I gave away this #StarbucksAtHome Caffe Verona coffee (available at select grocery stores) & Dior HydaLife Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask to one lucky reader. To enter, I invited readers to tell me in a blog post comment below if they’ve ever used a face mask. Meenal R told us and we drew her name from all entries. Congrats Meenal!
Dior skincare is available in select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com
#StarbucksAtHome packaged coffee and teas are available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com
For more tips and tricks, visit ninawestbury.com