Let the beauty favourites of these tastemakers inspire you to make your own list of essentials.
Compiled by Amy Starr, with additional words by Elle McClure
When it comes to beauty products, often tried and true is best – so we pressed two tastemakers to share the foolproof go-tos they use (and finish) time and time again. Here, globetrotter Rey Vakili and Gritty Pretty founder Eleanor Pendleton divulge the skin saviours, makeup MVPs and nifty tools you’ll find in their beauty cabinets. If you’re wanting to give your own a refresh, look no further.
The founder of Gritty Pretty shows us the cult products that take up residency on her top shelf.
“La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15 is incredible! It’s one of the foundations I’ve tested over the years and have come back to. It’s a 2-in-1. I love that you get the concealer too.”
“Weleda Skin Food is completely natural. It’s made from the most beautiful and nourishing plant oils and comes in a richer version if you have super dry skin. This one, I feel is the perfect texture”
“An at-home leave-on mask or sheet mask is the easiest way to make ‘me time’. A glass of red wine is optional, but preferred.”
“Mix a small amount of liquid illuminator or face oil into your foundation, like Guerlain’s Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil, for a really dewy, radiant complexion.”
Signature Make-up Look
“Natural, bronzed and dewy.”
Desert Island Beauty
“I can not forget highlighter. M·A·C’s Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle is a beautiful powder illuminator. When you apply it to the high points of your face it gives you this instant glow.”
Signature Hair Style
“When I was pregnant I became completely obsessed with body oils and my favourite is Clarins Body Tonic Treatment Oil.”
Last thing before leaving home:
“Apply lip balm.”
101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm
The globetrotter and former assistant to Anna Wintour knows what she likes – and how to use it.