Tried and tested

What We Use: Jenny

Jenny Chiu - Cult Beauty Marketing Direcotr

“My morning skin ritual sometimes feels like a competitive event. It’s a race to get ready without interruption, and I’m invariably trying to dance ’round one – or two! – mini mischiefs, whilst attempting not to blind myself with a mascara wand. I start off with {Ceramic Slip Cleanser} – something about the clay helps dispel the night’s ‘grub’ – and it smells amazing, which instantly revives me when I need an extra jump-start (always).

I tone with a quick spritz of Omorovicza’s {Queen of Hungary Mist} – sod cotton wool; too time consuming! Just a mist of this works perfectly (and is the icing on the ‘wake up’ cake). I then apply an ultra-thin layer of Payot’s {Spéciale 5} to my hormonal-chin-spot area – I know it looks worryingly white, and is intended as a night-time treatment – but when spread evenly it works well under make up, and helps prevent unwelcome facial visitations.

I dab the merest smidge of Sunday Riley’s {Start Over Eye Cream} ’round my eyes (it’s bloody expensive!), to prevent/un-do oncoming wrinkles – the inevitable side-effect of being 33 with twin two year olds. Then I liberally smear Embryolisse {Lait-Crème Concentré} all over – a pea sized blob does the job, but it’s so reasonable, I needn’t be so anxious about eking out the contents of the tube. Light and non-greasy, this sinks straight in so I can slap my make up on in minutes.

Make up *if you can call it that* consists of Resultime by Collin’s {CC Cream} applied with a {Beautyblender}. Then, if all else fails (blush, mascara, eyeliner), at least I have natural-looking, long-wearing base that makes me feel marginally more polished.”

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Verity Ann Douglas

Verity Ann Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…