Get The Cover: Reawaken Your Look With Daisy Ridley
Posted by rachael-funnell in Makeup
Starting life as a humble waitress, Daisy Ridley is a living example of the kind of life we all fantasised about as children. Breaking out of the everyday to become the star of one of the highest grossing films in history. Well, we’re not jealous at all which is good because as if being a star wasn’t enough, she’s also one of the most naturally stunning faces ever to grace the cover of GLAMOUR. Not jealous at all… So to celebrate our latest girl crush we’ve put together a selection of our favourite online beauty buys and time saving cheats to help you recreate Daisy’s flawless style.
The first thing that jumped out at us about Daisy is her skin - I mean - just look at it. Dewy, youthful and totally clear, it’s the stuff dreams are made off. If your skin is suffering a little after last month’s excessive binging (don’t worry, you’re not alone) then why not read our guide to rescuing tired skin after the season of overindulgence? One of our favourite products for an intensive treatment is this Skin Illuminating Smoothing Cleanser from Elizabeth Arden £13.85. This gentle foaming cleanser contains enzymatic micro-cleansers (I know, sounds fancy right?) which instantly dissolve away stubborn dead skin cells, revealing a fresher faced new you! Your skin will look instantly brighter, smoother and you’ll have a covetable glow as your strut pass your fellow commuters on these cold winter mornings. Now who’s jealous? If you’re not sure which cleansers are suitable for your skin, try taking our quick and free online questionnaire to discover your beauty matches.
Step 2 to your Ridley renewal - the eyebrows. Strong, full and beautifully defined, Daisy’s eyebrows are proof that fuller more natural looking eyebrows are definitely the way of the future. For perfect eyebrows you first need to identify your natural tone, if you have fair hairs above your eyes it will look totally unnatural if you use a dark eyebrow pencil or powder. For the perfectly blended brows we love this Eyebrow Styling Compact from Shiseido £24.93 which offers two gorgeous hues for blending. If you’re in need of some tweaking, these Classic Steel Slant Tweezers from Tweezerman £20.95 are the ultimate solution for precision plucking.
To recreate Daisy’s “barely there” makeup look we recommend using minimal products in nude colours which compliment your skin tone. This Subtle Loose Powder from Chantecaille £48 is the perfect powder for reducing shine and brightening skin without feeling like you’re wearing heavy makeup. Simply puff lightly over the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) for a silky glow that will last all day. Sporting some unfashionably dark circles? This Fantastic Cellular Concealing Eye Treatment from La Prairie £48 adds instant luminosity to sunken eyes, immediately disguising fatigue and discolouration. Finally, to beat the chap in these cold and unforgiving times, make sure you carry a reliable lip treatment with you at all times. An unfortunate and painful lip split is only ever an ill-timed smile away, so it’s important to be prepared and we think you can’t be the ole’ reliable, handbag-sized Original Chapstick £1.11.
As we pass between furious central heating systems and blustery winter winds, our hair can get a bit mad and I think we can all agree we’d rather be sporting Daisy’s gorgeous curls. For the perfect wavy look you have to start in the shower and we think this Be Curly Shampoo from Aveda £20.50 is a great product for encouraging texture out of even the straightest of hair. Suffering from the frizz? Double up with the Aveda Be Curly Conditioner £31.37 to smooth down those flyaways. Once out of the shower, use a volumizing mousse like this Paul Mitchell Extra Body Sculpting Foam £12.50 to scrunch your hair and either leave to dry or continue to scrunch whilst blow drying. Finally, finish off with a light holding hairspray to preserve the natural softness of your hair, such as this Supersoft Volume Hairspray from Schwarzkopf £1.49.
With just a little bit of help from some gorgeous online beauty buys and a few tweaks to your daily beauty regime, you can have glowing skin and bouncing hair just like our favourite covergirl. So now we can all step out looking Glamour cover-ready thanks to Daisy’s inspiring natural look. The force is strong with this one…
In need of a game changing cleanser? Shop our luxurious range here.
Not sure which products are suitable for your skin? Try taking our quick and free online questionnaire to discover your beauty matches.
Looking to transform your hair? Discover the gorgeous range from Paul Mitchell here.