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How To Prep Skin Before Using Makeup

Skincare saviours for the makeup obsessed

Our Beauty Director, Nathalie Eleni, shares her top skincare picks for prepping skin before applying makeup – so you can glow throughout the festive season.

How To Prep Skin Before Using Makeup


Nathalie’s Top Skincare Picks

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White bottle


Foaming Cleanser, £42,

‘Cleansing is a vital part of maintaining healthy, glowing skin. This Biotel foaming cleanser has ingredients that help remove dirt, oil and other impurities to keep your skin looking fresh and balanced.’

White and silver bottle

Kaplan MD Skincare

Diamond Contour Supercharge 1-Minute Daily Facial, £62,

‘This is a really fabulous way to increase radiance. Gently massage into your face, really working into your skin, neck, décolletage and even the backs of your hands. Leave for a minute and then remove for wonderfully radiant skin.’

Brown serum bottle with black pipette stopper


Super C Ferulic, £59,

‘This is a potent vitamin C brightening serum. Apply this to your skin, massaging in or pressing in, to really boost luminosity and clarity.’

Clear frosted bottle with white cap

Rhug Wild Beauty

Nourishing Eye Cream with Elderflower, £85,

‘Rhug’s Nourishing Eye Cream is deeply hydrating and targeted eye cream with vitamin A-rich organic rosehip. I also like to apply any leftover onto my lips, as it really helps to hydrate the skin there – perfectly priming the area for any makeup application.’


Natural Glow Vitamin C Brightening Cream, £110,

‘A wonderfully moisturising and brightening cream, ideal for keeping your skin barrier fresh and healthy.’

Turquoise tub with silver lid


Moisturising Renewal Day Cream SPF 30, £140,

‘It’s vital to keep your skin protected from the sun, even in the winter months. This cream from RéVive is a wonderful multi-tasker that leaves your skin beautifully soft and supper hydrated, so you’ll feel protected against all the elements before you even pull out a makeup brush.’

This article is brought to you in partnership with John Bell & Croyden, where you can find hundreds of globally sourced well-being and beauty products to get you through the seasons.

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