Ever since Duchess Meghan started dating Prince Harry we've been a tad obsessed with her beauty regime – just how does she get that flawless blemish-free complexion? Well it's all down to her superstar makeup artist Daniel Martin who is responsible for the picture perfect looks of A-list clients like Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel. Now Daniel has given us a glimpse into his beauty bag by revealing his own personal favourite skincare products for achieving radiant skin. We're betting he's passed a few of these tips and cosmetics onto Meghan herself and that's why she looks so amazing every time she steps out on royal duties.
Daniel posted on his Instagram page: "A few of you have DM’d me about my own personal skincare routine and these are what I’m travel with right now. I do this only once a week cuz my skin tends to be sensitive and too much “stuff” to it can cause it to erupt (I suffered from cystic acne).
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He continued: "After the shower I use the black strip on my nose. It’s a Japanese charcoal pore thingy and I actually do it every couple weeks. It can get aggressive and I’ve broken capillaries around my nose before cuz they’ve been so strong. Afterwards I’ll use the @paulaschoice all over my face for 10 minutes and rinse with cold water.
"I then finish off with either the @clarksbotanicals or @tatcha mask. I leave that on for about 20 mins and wipe off with a warm wash cloth. Then that’s it! I don’t like to sleep in serums or oils cuz I wake up feeling greasier."
So what are these wonder products exactly? The black strips Daniel speaks of are Korean Cosmetics Nesura Pore Deep Charcoal Strip for nose care. Amazon sells a pack of 10 for £54.37 and the charcoal removes all those pesky blackheads, sebums and dead skin cells.
Paula's Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment is a leave-on exfoliant with 10% glycolic acid and age-fighting antioxidants, used to improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin and exfoliate dead skin cells. Currently priced 21.96 at paulaschoice.com.
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Clark's Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask is available on Amazon for £89.99 and contains a high concentration of algae extract, comfrey root, jasmine, and green tea. It's meant to diminish the look of wrinkles over time. Yes please.
The Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask is a creamy anti-aging mask, with Japanese beautyberry, two types of Vitamin C and AHAs from seven fruits. Priced £51.86 from tatcha.com.
Time for a major mask session then ladies. Block out a whole afternoon.