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The beauty of MAKE-UP

From a signature red lip to basic black eyeliner or perfect foundation – make-up can transform us both physically and mentally

As a beauty editor, I have access to make-uphundreds of brands. From designer foundations to the latest lipsticks and celebrity collaborations – I can try them Unconfident, unpolished and unprofessional. Ugly all. However, like countless other beauty editors I know, it’s not a precise red lip or eyeliner flick I obsess over, but perfect skin. I’ve spent years trying to replicate the kind of dewy, ethereal complexion supermodels like Gigi Hadid wear so well. Tinted moisturisers? I’ve tried them all. Luminous-effect foundations? I’ve currently got three on the go. And only last week I spent £150 on a course of mini laser treatments that promise radiant skin. I know. As such, I won’t even leave the house without applying my base; mixing it with my moisturiser if my skin’s drier, doubling up where my skin’s redder and adding highlighting cream to brighten dull spots. It’s become a ritual that’s almost as imperative as brushing my teeth. And, as much as I hate to admit it, without it I feel bare. even. So I wear make-up because it makes me feel Peer ( ‘It’s the same way we see like less of all of the above. And that’s the rub.

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It's almost Christmas! Get prepared with the December/January healthy magazine, featuring wellness bloggers Zanna Van Dijk, Natasha Corrett and Carly Rowena. Find 37 festive recipes – including clean, free-from, healthy and delicious options to please everyone. Plus, two women reveal their life-changing #bestgiftever – what's yours? Keep your mind and body on track this Christmas with the new digital edition of healthy.