Sephora: Beauty in an era of social distancing with Alphie Sadsad, Sephora National Artistry Lead ANZ

Although we are now behind closed doors many of us are still operating as per usual with seemingly never ending Zoom calls and slack channels which in turn requires our beauty routines to also find a new way of working. We still want to look fresh and polished for our virtual meetings, but now is the chance to give our skin and hair a much needed rest. Remember, the better your skin health, the less makeup you need to wear anyway!


Bring your hair back to life

In terms of giving your hair a much needed holiday, take a much needed rest from heat tools and styling products that cause strain and dryness. It’s time to bring life back into your strands so I recommend applying Virtue Labs Split Ends Serum which is chock-full of their patented Alpha Keratin 60ku® protein designed to mend and seal frayed and brittle ends whilst restoring the colour and vibrancy of your hair. Team this up with a SLIP Silk Scrunchie to put your hair back in a cute bun before that video call. I also recommend letting your hair dry naturally, now is the time to detox from your dryer!


Skin so vibrant you won’t need any foundation

Now we will really be taking ‘no makeup makeup’ to a new level and focus on fresh, healthy skin and bright eyes! Always start with a great cleanser, the Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Water Facial Cleanser gets rid of everything in one go leaving your skin really fresh but well hydrated! I follow this with the Clinique iD Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion & Serum which is a serum and moisturiser in one that you can tailor to your skin concern. Next I use the Sephora Collection Brightening Eye Cream that is full of natural hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate and plump your delicate eye area.


No makeup-makeup for a ‘natural’ glow

The real tricks to this is in your brows and lashes. Remember that no video calls are actually that high definition so use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel to brush up your brows and open up your eye area. Then curl your lashes using the Sephora Collection Eyelash Curler to wake up those eyes. If you are after a little bit of coverage, I recommend dotting the Beauty Blender Bounce Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer underneath your eyes, around the nose and to cover any blemishes or dark spots. Et voila! You are done. Now you are looking fresh, glowy and also giving your skin a much needed detox!


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