Make-up tips by Shani Dar­den

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This skin-care guru is all about sim­plic­ity. Dar­den, who han­dles the faces of a few names you might know (Chrissy Teigen, Rosie Hunt­ing­ton-White­ley, Jes­sica Alba) and acts as the celebrity aes­theti­cian and brand am­bas­sador for Garnier, is as grounded as they come, fa­vor­ing a pared-down ap­proach to life that ex­tends from what she wears to what she puts on her skin. “In the morn­ing, I cleanse, use a Vi­ta­min C or hyaluronic acid serum, then ap­ply sun­screen,” she says. “At night, it’s the same but mi­nus the sun­screen, and

I add retinol.” Her self-ti­tled line is sim­i­larly re­strained, of­fer­ing just two items: Tex­ture Re­form and Retinol Re­form (shanidar­ Dar­den says one of the big­gest mis­con­cep­tions about skin care is that we need to pile on a lot of prod­ucts. Plus, she knows most women don’t op­er­ate on a celebrity beauty bud­get. Her ad­vice: Spend your money on a treat­ment serum, whether it’s an­ti­ag­ing or skin-clear­ing, be­cause they have the most ac­tive in­gre­di­ents. “You can get ev­ery­thing else you need— gen­tle cleanser, mois­turiser, and sun­screen—at the drug­store,” Dar­den says. The other thing she re­lies heav­ily on to look healthy and glowy is free: laugh­ter. “That and retinol are the se­crets,” she says. Read on for more of what keeps Dar­den ra­di­ant in­side and out.

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