The team at Sans Pareil are no strangers to either the front or back stage of a fashion show. By talking to the people who make the models at New Zealand Fashion Week and ID Dunedin look like flawless goddesses we’ve picked up a few awesome tips and tricks to make us mortals look catwalk perfect(ish)
- Hydrate – Drink plenty of water to not only keep your insides ticking over but your skin looking smooth and healthy. Have a glass or stainless steel water bottle on hand wherever you are. Add cucumber, lemon or mint to your bottle to add a bit of interest.
- Moisturize – Invest in a good moisturizer, night cream, eye cream and weekly masque. While you can go cheap and cheerful on other products, it’s a good idea to get the best face creams you can afford. I have noticed a huge improvement since I switched from a supermarket brand to the Bee Yu skincare range. We get that the price point can be a little intimidating but good quality brands are worth every cent and last a lot longer.
- Lip Scrub – No one wants dry, flaky lips messing up their lipstick and looking like they’re screaming out for some Chapstick. Lip scrub is commercially available or easy to make yourself. Use it every night after you brush your teeth and follow with a rich lip moisturizer such as Elizabeth Ardern 8 Hour Cream.
- Oral Hygiene – Speaking of brushing teeth, flawless skin is best complimented by a brilliant smile. Brush twice a day, floss then re-brush with bacteria killing mouthwash instead of toothpaste and flash those pearly whites.
- Eyebrows – If you want your natural eyebrows to behave put a tiny dab of lip balm on an eyebrow brush then style them into the shape you want. Boom, done. It takes seconds and works until you remove your make up.
- Dewy skin – If you have dry skin, look fresh and hydrated by adding a few drops of rosehip oil to your foundation. Then simply apply it with a beauty blender to smooth the skin and minimize the appearance of pores.
- Coconut oil – is your friend. It’s great for moisturizing after shaving, taming frizzy hair, mixing with bicarb for a face scrub, and removing even the most stubborn eye make up. Keep a separate jar in your bathroom as a versatile beauty product.