If we’re going to listen to any new make-up tips, notes that come from Daniel Martin, the MUA that Meghan Markle trusted to do her face on her wedding day, are obviously top of the list.
Daniel, who has worked with an extensive roster of A-list celebrity clients including Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, and Elisabeth Moss, certainly knows a thing or two about getting the glow – and in a recent interview, he divulged some surprisingly simple secrets to getting the radiant skin of your dreams.
In fact, according to Daniel, the key to transforming your complexion could be as simple as switching from using make-up brushes to your fingers.
‘Get your hands dirty! People don’t touch their faces anymore. There’s so many tools and sponges now that there’s a disconnect when you’re not able to get your hands on your foundation or moisturiser and actually work it into your skin,’ he said to ELLE at Net-A-Porter’s recent Beauty Trends Presentation.
‘If you do your make-up with your hands and get rid of the brushes, you’ll notice that there’s a radiance and a liveliness to the skin that you don’t get using the tools.’
And that’s not the only trick he has up his sleeve when it comes to creating an ace base – Daniel, who prefers to use water-based skincare underneath product for a natural finish – also colour-matches a client’s products in a rather unusual way.
‘I was trained to look at someone’s stomach before their face to match their foundation. Before I start a client’s make-up I always say, “Can I see your stomach?”‘ he explained.
‘Alternatively, you should match your chest to your face, not the other way round. Your chest often holds more redness so you want to balance that to match your face. Then I’ll apply foundation in the middle of the face and work outwards as that’s where you tend to have more discolouration.’
Well, the more you know…