BEAUTY TIPS WITH CATHY ENNISMarch 2, 2015
London based make-up artist Cathy Ennis has an enviable portfolio, and her expertly crafted beauty looks have featured in Vogue Italia, Notion, Nylon and i-D. For our latest shoot we whisked her to the shores of Lanzarote, (tough life, right?) where she perfected a fresh, glowing, no make-up make-up look.
We caught up with Cathy in between shots to get her advice on achieving the natural look for yourself…
UO: When would you wear this look?
CATHY: The natural look suits all occasions. Jazz it up with a lick of your favourite red lipstick and you’ll have a strong fashion look that would be see on any runway or magazine cover.
UO: What if spots are a problem?
C: If you have problem skin I recommend using a tinted moisturiser. Start at the centre of your face and work your way out to ensure that you can still see your own skin texture. Use a face touch up stick (make sure it’s the correct tone) to cover any blemishes and spots.
UO: Any tips for getting rid of them?
C: For angry spots get some dissolvable aspirin, add a little water and mix until it’s almost a paste that’s slightly thicker than water. Use a cotton bud and dab on the affected area to reduce inflammation and redness. It really works.
UO: What’s the best thing you can do for glowing skin?
C: Exfoliation removes all the dead skin cells and promotes skin renewal. A great natural home remedy is to make scrubs from coffee grinds for the body, and on the face use oatmeal mixed with coconut oil. The natural oils insure great skin and a healthy glow.
UO: Any dietary advice?
C: Drink water, and if you don’t think you’ve drunk enough, drink some more. Dehydrated skin is tired and dull, so I cannot emphasise more how important it is to be hydrated. Food wise, eat anything with natural oils like fish, and also nuts, seeds, and avocado. Coconut oil can also be used on hair, skin and nails (not to mention for cooking food) – it’s a great natural product.
UO: Hands or brushes?
C: Your hands are the best and easiest tool for applying make-up. The most important part of the au natural look is to prepare your skin first, aiming for a clean, bright, cleansed-toned-and-moisturised skin.
UO: Top tips for close ups?
C: Don’t use powder for setting, just let your skin breathe and glow. For any excess shiny bits pat your skin with fine tissue.
UO: Do you have a beauty icon?
C: My beauty icon at the moment is Daria Werboy. She is the epitome of cool and absolutely kills the no make-up make-up look.