Ara­bella Pre­ston – co-founder of Vo­tary and makeup pro (who schooled HRH Kate pre-wed­ding) – re­lies on a tight edit of essen­tials

ELLE (Australia) - - Beauty -

“I’ve tried other ways to keep my kit or­gan­ised but this re­ally is the only sane way to do it.” 1. Clear Cases, from $1.50


“This prod­uct melts away traces of makeup and leaves skin glow­ing and prepped for the next round. It doesn’t sting the eyes when re­mov­ing eye makeup, which is no mean feat.” 2. Cleans­ing Oil Rose Gera­nium and

Apri­cot, $95, VO­TARY, vo­

“This is sim­ply the best if you want dewy, youth­ful skin. It has more cov­er­age than the av­er­age tinted mois­turiser but still al­lows you to see the skin. It also has great stay­ing power and is su­per easy to top up through­out the day.” 3. Pure Ra­di­ant Tinted Mois­turiser,



“I’m mad about this brush for ap­ply­ing tinted mois­turiser and foun­da­tion – it’s a pretty un­der-the-radar prod­uct but so good.” 4. Op­ti­cal Blur­ring Brush, $52,


“This con­tin­ues to be my ul­ti­mate con­cealer. It has just enough ra­di­ance to use un­der the eyes but not so much that you can’t use it on the rest of your face.” 5. Ra­di­ant Creamy Con­cealer,

NARS, $44,

“A short syn­thetic stip­ple brush is es­sen­tial for cream blush ap­pli­ca­tion.” 6. Stip­pling Brush, $24.99, REAL

TECH­NIQUES, re­al­tech­

“My first boss drilled into me the im­por­tance of tak­ing your own food to shoots. Some­times the food is great and some­times not. So I will usu­ally have a bag of nuts, a ba­nana and a pot of salad from my gar­den. A quiet cor­ner and yoga usu­ally en­er­gises me. I’m tall, so yoga stops my back from seiz­ing up on long days. “7. Glass jar, $9.95, MUJI,

“These cot­ton buds are great for smudg­ing eye­liner into lashes to look ‘barely there’ and for rub­bing lip balm into lips to gen­tly ex­fo­li­ate and plump up – these are the best as they don’t shed.” 8. Cot­ton Buds, $5, MUJI,

(02) 8036 4556

“I adore this for press­ing into cheek­bones and brow bones. It makes your skin look alive.” 9. Liv­ing Lu­minizer, $55, RMS BEAUTY,

“This gives you black lashes that are per­fectly sep­a­rated and not over­loaded. It never flakes ei­ther.” 10. Lit­tle Black Primer, $45, ES­TÉE

LAUDER, es­tee­

“I ap­ply this blush with a stip­ple brush to the ap­ples of the cheeks, and use the same colour on my lips for an un­done ef­fort­less feel. A cream blush is es­sen­tial for ‘no-makeup makeup’. Pow­ders can look ob­vi­ous.” 11. Pot Rouge in Blushed Rose, $52,


“Fra­grance-free is per­fect for any­one with sen­si­tive or re­ac­tive skin. This is a dose of health food for the face.” 12. Su­per Seed Fa­cial Oil, $140,

VO­TARY, vo­


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