Layers of make-up might hide your flaws, but it certainly adds years to your age and makes you look older than you actually are. Maybe this is the reason why South Asian mothers always advise their daughters not to use make-up before we finish high school.
In accordance with this, TV personality and designer Whitney Port says less is more when it comes to make-up. Port feels heavy make-up makes you look aged and leaves your skin looking creased. She also shared tips to get ready for the beach and festivals with femalefirst.co.uk.
Best beauty advice someone has given you?
“It sounds pretty simple, but someone once told me that less is always more, and I stick to that. Heavy make-up makes you look older than your age and leaves your skin look wrinkly. This applies especially to concealers, as the more I layer it under my eyes, the more I look like I have dark circles. I always wash my make-up off at the end of the night, no matter what state I’m in. If I’m feeling lazy, I use make-up removing wipes, but I try to stick to a facial cleansing routine.”
How do you get ready for beach?
“If I am hitting the beach, I’ll take extra steps to ensure my skin looks and feels healthy and smooth. I step up my exfoliation routine by using a good loofah and apply a rich moisturiser twice a day.”
What’s your favourite must-have summer fashion accessory?
“It would have to be a great pair of sunglasses. I just bought a really cute pair of Céline sunnies with gorgeous silver detailing. Sunglasses are something you wear everyday, all summer long, so it’s definitely worth investing in a good pair to instantly complete any outfit.”
What are your go-to looks when attending a festival?
“My ultimate fashion combination for festivals has got to be high-waisted shorts and a mini crop-top, or denim shorts and a t-shirt, which I think will always be in style. I keep things simple and avoid big sun hats or fancy dresses, but my rings and cute gold bracelets never come off.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2013.