Kelly Cornwell lifts the lid on the A-listers’ secret to getting perfect pins…
Prep: ‘Start by dry brushing the skin, as it’s great for exfoliating, detoxifying and improving the appearance of skin overall. It also helps any hydrating products you apply afterwards to work more effectively. To perform a dry massage, use ELEMIS Body Detox Skin Brush and apply a light pressure against the skin as you circle in an upward direction to help mobilize the lymph fluid and boost circulation. To maximize the benefits, do it before your morning shower’.
Perfect: ‘Make-up is a great way to blur away marks, veins and bruises – but be sure to pick a product that won’t come off on your clothes. MAC’s Face and Body Foundation is ideal applied directly to skin, or mixed into your body moisturiser for a more sheer effect’.
Glow: ‘The secret to tanning legs is to ensure that your ankles have been well exfoliated using ELEMIS Skin Nourishing Body Scrub in advance. Using the product to create a more sheer finish in these areas also produces a more natural effect. Afterwards apply ELEMIS Total Glow Self Tanning Cream directly onto your legs in order to obtain a lovely warm bronze colour within three hours, then mix a small amount into ELEMIS Skin Nourishing Body Cream and massage it carefully around your ankles and feet’.
Shape: ‘Even if you haven’t religiously attended your barre classes this winter, you can still fake beautifully toned legs. Use a highlighter to add an iridescent shine down the fronts of shinbones to make legs look longer and leaner’.
Perfect: ‘Like wearing sheer tights, having slightly shiny legs simply makes them look longer, leaner and more desirable. A trick I use backstage on model shoots is to mist hairspray over the legs to give a lasting gleam’.
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