What is the one beauty essential that A-Lister’s Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Penelope Cruz (to name a few) all love? Nadine Baggott reveals all.The most successful beauty buys suit all skins. It’s the beauty Holy Grail; a product that works on all ages, all skin types and all skin colours. But they are hard to find, which is why I was excited to interview three hugely respected makeup artists recently who worked on three instantly recognisable A List faces and all used the same product.
First I chatted to Leslie Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow’s makeup artist for The Oscars. She confided, “For a hint of golden radiance I dab just a touch of St Tropez Golden Skin Illuminator
onto her brow bones, on top of her cheek bones and even on to her collar bones”.Just a week later I was on the phone to Matthew van Leeuwen learning the skin secrets of Penelope Cruz and he said, “I applied a mix of St Tropez Wash Off Instant Glow Body
with St Tropez Skin Illuminator to custom blend the perfect soft sheen healthy glow lotion; applied to shoulders, arms, neck and decollate before Penelope hit the red carpet”.
And finally I chatted to Karin Darnell to discover how she creates Rihanna stunning makeup. “I finish her skin with St Tropez Gold Skin Illuminator over her brow and cheek bones, her collar bones, shoulders and even her hands”, she admitted.So one product, three skin tones and three skin ages. That has to be worth trying, surely?