Hair and makeup artist to the stars Camilla Hewitt breaks down the hottest trends and how to make them work for you.
Now that your skin has seen some sun you might have the confidence to cut down on your coverage. A tinted moisturiser could be the simple staple you need to see you through the summer months. So why not let your skin shine through with my top five tried & tested formulas…
Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer SPF15, £29.50 – This lightweight, creamy moisturiser invisibly covers redness and unevenness as it infuses skin with refreshing, sustained hydration.
Dermalogica Sheer Tin Tinted Moisturizer SPF20, £39 – This lightly-tinted hydrating treatment provides an all-day sheer wash of colour and shields against damaging UV rays.
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF30, £30 – This oil-free formula provides a translucent veil of colour and sun protection while helping to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser SPF15, £24 – This refreshingly lightweight formula provides a no-makeup look and feel, yet covers imperfections with a natural, hydrating touch.
Sisley Tinted Moisturiser, £72 – This complete skin care colours, hydrates, evens out and mattifies the skin, for a perfectly natural radiance all day long.
Cabin Bag Beauty
Travelling light this summer? Most women experience the anguish of editing their essentials into the oh-so-small pouches provided. So if you’ve come across strict security who binned your bank-breaking serum without a second glance this guide is for you. I’ve rounded up my must-have miniatures to make the most of your cabin bag beauty allowance…
If you haven’t had time to soak up some sunshine, I’ve rounded up the best bronzers to replicate those rays…
Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer easily mixes with makeup for seamlessly sun-kissed skin (£24.30).
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer highlights the high points of your face with a hint of colour (£45).
Tom Ford Bronzing Primer instantly enhances skin with a sheer veil of golden glow (£56).
Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder Java Sun Bronzer doubles as the perfect powder to contour cheekbones (£48).
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel can be buffed in beneath your base for beautiful sunbathed skin (£36).
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Looking for a new lip colour to lift your look? Find the most flattering shade for you with my picks of the palette…
The perfect partner for olive skin and cooler than a classic coral. My top tangerine tones are Chanel’s Sari Dore and Illamasqua’s Flare.
For fairer skin tones and red lip loyalists, I love a punchy poppy red. Tom Ford’s Flame or MAC’s Lady Danger are the best of these bold brights, perfect when paired with this season’s khaki hues.
Dark lips are sticking around for summer. Burberry’s berry shades (Bright Plum & Damson are my favourites) will add a sexy splash of attitude to your S/S”17 wardrobe.
Only olive skin can pull off these peachy undertones so get in the garden and work on that tan. Burberry Nude Apricot and Laura Mercier Peche are my picks for pale peachy lips.
Spring has sprung and it’s time to introduce some colour to your complexion. Here are my tops tips for a modern makeup look…
Pink and red are this season’s hottest colour combo so next time you’re stepping into cerise be brave and reach for a red lip with MAC’s Ruby Woo, £16.50 (bottom left).
Bored of spending hours perfecting your liquid liner? A speedy slick of cream eye shadow stick below your lashes will minimise your time in the mirror. I’m mad about metallics so I use Bobbi Brown Long Wear Shadow Stick in Golden Bronze for an instant touch of glam, £23 (top right).
Requiring no hand-eye coordination this is one trend that’s sure to catch on. Put down your lip liner and use your finger to fade the perimeter of your lips, the result is a soft sultry stain in seconds.
Add some interest to your eyes with a wash of yellow, mustard, orange or ochre. This surprisingly chic colour palette is a subtle alternative to the safer taupe tones we see every season. Illamasqua Vapour, £16.50; MAC Outré and NARS Scorching Sun Duo, £25, are my selection of shades to shop.
This week I round up my best beauty discoveries, with the majority of these brands stocked at Space NK, which is my ultimate haven for browsing the beauty aisles.
Celebrated for its purity and proven effects, just two drops of this concentrated, anti-aging serum once a day delivers dramatic improvement to skin tone and visible reduction in lines, blemishes and dark circles under the eyes. BIOEFFECT EGF Serum uses topical EGF to trigger cell renewal, restoring your skin’s youthful radiance, £125.
This nourishing cleansing balm instantly melts into the skin, dissolving away makeup and pollution residue. Containing Sunflower Oil and Ginger Root Oil to gently cleanse, Papaya extract to exfoliate and a blend of Lime, Bergamot and Orange essential oils to revitalise for a younger looking complexion, £32.
A brilliant alternative to dry shampoo, this body-building spray uses patented polymers to absorb oil at the roots, leaving you with just-styled hair for days. This versatile spray can also be used on clean hair to add lift at the roots, texture and volume without any powdery white residue. The paraben-free formula protects colour and leaves hair looking, feeling and smelling beautiful with Oribe’s signature scent, £41.
Formulated with Alpha Lipoic Acid, this cult favourite instantly diffuses imperfections, corrects skin undertones and minimises the appearance of fine line and pores over time. No Foundation Foundation is available in two shades: No. 1 & No. 2 for a dewy, glowing finish, restoring your skin’s inner radiance and colour of youth, £48.
Create the perfect illumination for your face with this collection of six universal finishing powders that recreate the most exquisitely flattering light. Each powder captures, diffuses and softens surrounding light with groundbreaking Photoluminescent Technology. The micron-size, colour-correcting particles refract light and create transparent coverage, filtering out harsh light and refining the appearance of the skin, £40.
24 March 2017
This week Camilla lends inspiration for this season’s hottest haircut: The Blunt Bob
Bored of your shoulder grazing lob? Thanks to Prada & Alexander Wang there’s a new way to wear your locks… the shorter, sharper chin skimming bob. I have already gone for the chop and I can confirm the blunt finish feels cooler whilst exposing my neck adds elegance to my everyday look.
The best news is this hairstyle suits all hair textures, click through the gallery above for inspiration from the catwalks, campaigns and red carpets. Will you channel the classic French girl like actresses Lea Seydoux and Marion Cotillard, or be a bold Brit like model Sam Rollinson and add a blunt fringe?
13 March 2017
This week Camilla discusses her skincare saviours
The secret to a flawless complexion lies in your skincare choices, so forget makeup for a minute and focus on bare-faced beauty. Finding the right cleanser, exfoliator and moisturiser can be a complex task so here are my top tips to simplify your search.
1. Regular cleansing is essential for dissolving the daily build up of dirt and preparing the surface of the skin for other products. Foaming face washes such as Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser are great for those who like a squeaky clean feeling without stripping the skin of its natural oils. If you suffer from dry or sensitive skin you may prefer a more soothing cream cleanser. The cult Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish comes with a cotton cloth to gently reveal refreshed, radiant skin.
2. There is a slight misconception that exfoliators should contain micro-beads to really buff away dead skin cells, however exfoliators made from natural fruit enzymes are brilliant for carefully clarifying your complexion. Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel is a non-abrasive exfoliator that brightens and purifies skin without scrubbing.
3. Make sure you know your skin type before you buy your moisturiser. I suffer from eczema and I find a heavy duty cream such as Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream not only nourishes, it reduces redness and miraculously leaves my skin luminous. Applying a night cream will encourage skin renewal and restore elasticity, Sisley Night Cream with Collagen and Woodmallow works by firming skin whilst you sleep.
4. For an instant injection of moisture invest in a facial oil. Before those of you with oily skin tune out, oils can actually reduce sebum levels and minimise shine. Massaging in Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules will boost circulation, resulting in a renewed radiance.
There you have it, my skincare saviours that have proven their powers and found their place on my bathroom shelves.
6 March 2017
This week Camilla reveals her mascara must-haves
Being a makeup artist the question i’m asked most is…Which is the best mascara on the market? Here are my top tips for every occasion.
Burberry Cat Lashes, £24 – My everyday essential; the hourglass wand fans out lashes for a clump-free feline finish.
Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara, £25 – For bold lashes that won’t budge, this mascara will keep your eyes wide until the early hours.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, £19 – Creates voluptuous, voluminous lashes that won’t cascade down your cheeks should you suddenly start crying.
Dior Diorshow Black Out Mascara, £25.50 – The deeply saturated pigment provides a charcoal-like intensity for perfectly plumped lashes with a lot of oomph!
I can’t finish without mentioning the iconic eyelash curlers by Shu Uemura, £20 – invest in a set and you might even find yourself skipping mascara all together!
28 February 2017
This week Camilla round’s up her favourite makeup brushes
Growing up I owned one makeup brush… the one that comes in the box with Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer. Yes, I’m as guilty as the rest of you! These days however, I have stream lined my personal collection from the vast variety in my professional kit. Here are my essentials for creating everything from seamless skin to a precision pout.
1. Real Techniques Core Collection £21.99 – By far the best set for beginners. These four full-sized brushes were crafted by beauty guru Samantha Chapman to create a beautiful base.
2. MAC 217 Blending Brush £21 – Makes eyeshadow application easy. The densely packed fibres diffuse the edge of your eyeshadow for a seamless socket.
3. Chanel Angled Lip Brush No.33 £25 – The slanted shape allows for controlled application of colour, leaving lips looking professionally painted.
4. Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush £59 – The perfect partner to their Traceless Foundation, this brush blends and buffs for a flawless finish.
5. NARS #45 Smudge Brush £24 – The smoky eye essential. Its short, dense bristles are perfect for pressing in eyeshadow and softening out eyeliner.
6. Charlotte Tilbury Powder & Sculpt Brush £35 – The tapered tip of this precision powder brush makes it a clear favourite for sculpting supermodel cheekbones.
22 February 2017
This week Camilla’s been trend-spotting at London Fashion Week
As the Autumn Winter ’17 shows come to a close I’m hot-footing it to my nearest haberdashery to tap into this season’s biggest beauty trend – the velvet ribbon. Used by hairstylists at Tory Burch, Temperley and Emilia Wickstead this inexpensive accessory will elevate your everyday look in seconds.’
Work The Trend
‘Simply secure a low-slung ponytail with a regular hair tie and wrap a length of velvet around, finishing in a floppy bow. Although (for once) we can all afford one in every colour I’ll be taking tips from Tory Burch; the thick black bows seen on her girls were so effortlessly elegant. I can’t wait to try this trend to add a touch of romance to my classic boyfriend jean & Breton tee combo.’
Camilla Hewitt is a makeup artist and hairstylist for fashion clients including Victoria Beckham and The White Company and has had work published in publications including Stylist, The Telegraph and (naturally) Country & Town House. She’s styled the likes of Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse. Follow Camilla on Instagram at @camillahewitt.