5 celebrity makeup styles and the skincare steps to achieve it

With their stunning complexions, these five celebrities are always ready for their close up.

Bronzed Goddess

All hail the Queen of Glow. Is there anybody who does lit-from-within as well as the Ruler of the Red Carpet, Jennifer Lopez?

Over the years, Jenny from the Block has refined her skin MO to the perfect balance between bronzed and luminous, creating an airbrushed sheen look that’s hard to beat. With or without makeup, J.Lo’s skin always looks plump and dewy, which she no doubt owes to a disciplined skincare regime.

The key step here is hydration, hydration, hydration. And lots of it. Not only does moisturised skin help a bare face to look more youthful, it also ensures products such as bronzer and highlighter, glide on to the skin, creating a naturally luminous look. Use a moisturiser that features hyaluronic acid in the formation, as this miracle ingredient can attract and hold up to 100 times its weight in moisture, which plumps out the skin, reducing fine lines to create a smooth canvas.

Try essano’s HYDRATION+ Daily Facial Moisturiser, RRP $16.99. With four different weights of Hyaluronic Acid and other skin loving ingredients, it delivers +66% rapid hydration in only 30 minutes*.

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Jennifer Lopez is a Bronzed Goddess. (Instagram: @jlo)

Ethereal Beauty

Tilda Swinton is not only a highly talented, award-winning actress, producer and writer, but is also the benchmark for the ethereal skin trend. Tilda is well-known for being sun savvy and protecting her skin from harsh UV rays, which has now rewarded her with a complexion that makes her almost porcelain and ageless.

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Tilda Swinton has an ethereal luminescent glow. (Credit: Getty Images)

Glass Skin Craze

Countless YouTube and TikTok videos have been dedicated to the “glass” skin regime, with well-known Indian actress, singer and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra being a poster girl for this look. The idea is that skin looks super luminous, smoothed, clear and radiant – hyper dewy but never oily.

Glass skin was originally a K-Beauty phenomenon, incorporating many, many skincare steps, professional makeup application and often photo editing. A facial oil is often the key ingredient to achieve this luminescent look, as it seals moisture into the skin, helping it to look as plump and reflective as possible.

Try essano’s iconic 100% Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, RRP $23.99, for the intense hydration needed to glow. This skincare hero also happens to help with firming and evening out skin tone, and to soften scaring, so a great cabinet staple.  

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas nails the glass skin trend. (Instagram: @priyankachopra)

Magnificently Matte

When Selena Gomez shares her skincare routine, the world listens. And then we try to re-create it. The multi-talented singer, actress, producer and entrepreneur has enviable skin but admits that she has had trouble with acne, oiliness and dryness so prefers gentle cleansers and face mists.

Selena is the epitome of refined, restrained beauty lately, with her beautiful complexion enhanced by a soft matte makeup look. The Murders in the Building star has sent paparazzi into a frenzy recently while on the red carpet, with winged eyeliner, bronzed cheeks and a dramatic matte lip enhancing her flawless complexion. Selena proves that you don’t have to wear shimmer to shine.

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Selena Gomez is the perfect example of restrained radiance. (Instagram: @selenagomez)

Shine your light

Natural, glowy and peachy – we could be discussing Emma Stone’s skin or the actress herself. Regularly eschewing caked-on makeup for a more natural look, Emma lets her smattering of freckles and peaches-and-cream complexion take centre stage on opening nights.

Emma has sensitive skin and has shared that she prefers natural products to keep flare ups at bay. Her makeup is translucent enough to let her natural radiance shine through, and her makeup veers towards a soft wash of pale pinks and peaches, keeping her look fresh with a flush of colour on her cheeks and deeper hue for her lips. Pretty as a picture!

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Emma Stone is a natural beauty. (Credit: Getty Images)

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