Backstage beauty

Global Beauty Ambassador Luis Casco shares his behind-the-scenes beauty tips and trends

What are your favourite products for a natural, everyday look?

Our CC cream is sheer enough to contour with two shades. It also covers and corrects enough to give your skin a flawless look. Plus, it has SPF 15 sun protection. Mary Kay is also releasing a new mascara called lash intensity with a double-sided brush that lengthens and creates texture.

What trends will we see this winter?

It’s all about texture this year. It’s not just about matte or shimmer, it’s a combination of the two. Also, matte styles are getting creamier, making them easy to use everyday.

 How do you cheat a glowing complexion?

You can fake it with make-up but I like to use the TimeWise Tone Correcting Serum. It contains a little bean called the navy bean, with oils that have brightening powers. It’s one of the main ingredients and helps gradually brighten your skin to even out your tone. We are what we eat too! Fresh juices and healthy options also help give you a natural glow.

 How do you pick the perfect foundation for your skin tone and age?

For me, the whole notion of younger skin starts with skincare. You shouldn’t overdo your look. The idea of using make-up to look younger can work as long as you have the right tools. A little sparkle in the inner corner of your eye will reflect the whites so you look less tired – those sort of tricks. With foundations and coverage, women should have a consultant help them find the right shade for the right time of the year. Living in different climates, you almost need a wardrobe of foundations to help match the seasons.

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