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BEAUTY BUZZ: Ready, prep, party!

Actress and Michael Kors muse Serayah McNeill reveals her beauty tricks

Serayah McNeill, the muse behind Michael Kors Sexy Ruby fragrance, shares her beauty must-haves for the party season

When considering one’s plan of action for the month ahead, who better to advise than an actress, model and singer with all the inside tricks – none other than Serayah McNeill?

In her view, skin prepping is essential for a night-time glow. She likes to exfoliate with St Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub (£4.19, boots.com), then massage in argan oil for radiance, keeping Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist (£18.50, kiehls.co.uk) close at hand to amplify dewiness. 

St Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub (£4.19, boots.com)

Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist (£18.50, kiehls.co.uk)

Keep skin fresh with St Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub (£4.19, boots.com) and Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist (£18.50, kiehls.co.uk)

‘Watching my aunt apply her make-up when I was a child has left me with a love of trying new products,’ Serayah says. Her latest find is the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (£26, harveynichols.com), Rihanna’s make-up range.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (£26, harveynichols.com)

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlight in Champagne Pop (£24, cultbeauty.co.uk )

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (£26, harveynichols.com) and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlight in Champagne Pop (£24, cultbeauty.co.uk) 

‘I love to finish with Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlight in Champagne Pop (£24, cultbeauty.co.uk), then lashings of mascara. A while ago, when I was getting ready for a night out with Taylor Swift she gave me Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Mexican Rose (£21, narscosmetics.co.uk) – now I’m addicted!’

Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Mexican Rose (£21, narscosmetics.co.uk) also has the Taylor Swift seal of approval

Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Mexican Rose (£21, narscosmetics.co.uk) also has the Taylor Swift seal of approval

As the muse behind Michael Kors Sexy Ruby fragrance (from £46, nationwide), she says a party wouldn’t be complete without a spritz as it’s ‘confident and flirtatious – but subtly so’. 

Michael Kors Sexy Ruby fragrance (from £46, nationwide)

Michael Kors Sexy Ruby fragrance (from £46, nationwide)

And when the weekend beckons and her hair needs a treat? A deeply hydrating, homemade mask of black castor oil. How’s that for a post-party trick?

This week we’re… planning our party season arm candy. Bold, brash, red and suitably sparkly, this Tatty Devine Dental Bling Makeup Bag will give your festive finery extra bite. £25, tattydevine.com

I think of fake tan as self-esteem in a bottle and if you check out Sophia Webster’s S/S 18 show – think limbs gleaming with what was dubbed an ‘enchanted sheen’ – you’ll see why. 

Time to shine! Backstage at Sophia Webster’s S/S 18 show

Time to shine! Backstage at Sophia Webster’s S/S 18 show

For a similar glow, buff in St Tropez Gradual Tan Tinted Body Lotion (£15, sttropeztan.co.uk), then using a clean mitt pat (don’t rub) on a shimmering powder such as Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder in Starlight (£26, johnlewis.com) along shins, arms and collarbones exposed by your party dress.

Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder in Starlight (£26, johnlewis.com )

Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder in Starlight (£26, johnlewis.com )

 

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