Navigating the world of skincare and make-up isn’t easy, especially when your skin seems to have a mind of its own (seriously, what is that pimple?) We asked major make-up artist Molly Oakfield for her expert tips and tricks. The mission: Project Happy Face.
ON SKINCAREMolly says:Through your teenage years you may experience several different changes in your skin type, and this won't level out until around 19. The most important thing you can do for your skin is to make sure it's clean and well hydrated.
On getting that ‘natural’ lookRemember, make up isn’t a mask. It’s not designed to cover up your beauty, it’s there to enhance and highlight your features.
Less is always more. I love to use BB creams – they provide moisturisation, SPF protection and sheer coverage. If you need more cover for a blemish, hit that area with a bit of concealer.
For oily skin, try a light powder down the T-section of your face to prevent your make up shifting.
One product I can’t live without is a cream blush! Gently pat onto the apples of your cheeks for a healthy flush, and sweep some over the eyelids and lips for a hint of colour. Then apply some SPF lip balm.
To finish the look, curl your lashes to help open up your eyes, then brush your brow hairs up and into place using a clear brow gel. Perfect!