Zoom Beauty must-haves

Want to make-over your Zoom/Facetime chats?  We highly recommend these products to give nature a little helping hand.

We like to start with Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream.  Back in our days at Vogue, Tilbury was hugely popular with celebrities and models alike for both her effervescent personality and ability to make everyone glow.  She first formulated this cream whilst working backstage at the shows and used to massage it onto stressed models’ skin. It was one of the first products that she launched her now global cosmetics empire with.  We find it works brilliantly as a base after we’ve washed our face.  £25 from Space NK

We aren’t crazy about silicone based primers so we love this Laura Mercier water based one that also contains Vitamin C and green tea extract. It feels light and helps your makeup stay put. £32 from Liberty London

We’d rather have natural glow than a cakey foundation or even worse, anything shimmery.  We’ve tried many other imitators but always come back to Your Skin but Better CC Cream by IT Cosmetics which also has SPF 50. It really does even out our skin tone and gives a great dewy finish.  £32 from Cult Beauty

If you picked up a tan in the recent weeks of sunshine, then we also recommend Chanel Les Beige’s Eau de Teint.  It is sheer but you can easily build layers or add underneath your normal foundation. As it’s 75% water with micro-droplets of pigment, it feels very fresh on the skin. £48 from John Lewis

An oldie but definitely a goldie, Lancome Hypnose Mascara adds texture and length without clogging. We bulk buy at airports. £27 from John Lewis

We like a pop of colour on our cheeks and find that a gel stays a lot longer than powder.  Chantecaille Cheek Gelee does just the trick. £39 from Space NK

Highlighter isn’t our thing but we know that we are definitely in the minority.  We’ve read rave reviews about Charlotte Tilbury’s latest Beauty Light Want in Pillow Talk which comes in light or dark colours. And if you want tips on how to apply, there are plenty of videos on her site to help. £29 from Space NK

Then we cover with a brush of Guerlain Terracotta Healthy Glow powder – do note that this comes up quite light so if you want more of a bronzer, do go one shade darker. £38 from Selfridges

And finally, a dash of Chanel’s Healthy Glow Lip Balm.  It comes in three colours and both medium and dark are incredibly flattering on practically any skin tones. We find them foolproof. £31 from John Lewis


Zoom Beauty Must-Haves
— Francesca
6th May 2020