Beauty skin guru and founder of world-famous luxury skincare brand Heaven, Deborah Mitchell talks about her make-up routines and top tips for looking after your skin this Christmas.
Are you experimental with your make-up?
I don’t experiment so much now, I tend to know exactly how I may want my make-up to look, although I do go natural or bold depending on how I feel on the day; I use make-up as a tool to lift my spirits.
What’s your go-to make-up look?
My make-up look at present is to keep my lines clean and my skin looking as natural as possible. I don’t like any liner visual below my eye, but I do like to frame my eyes with a thicker line on my lid, paired with a highlighter colour. I always fill in my brows, and then contour my eye socket with the same colour to enhance my eye colour; I finish off my eyes by applying my mascara, I have it quite heavy, but I like to keep it neat. I love applying blusher to my cheeks to add a pop of colour, and I always add a stroke of my cheek colour to the outer corner of my brow bone to add a little definition.
What are your current favourite products from your brand?
I fall in love with my skincare products on a daily basis as I see my clients looking younger every week, but my favourite production from my range at the moment has to be my new Bee Peel because it just creates an instant youthful look. I apply it three days a week, and then wait another three days before re-applying it.
What make-up products are you loving at the moment?
I love whole sets of brushes, and I like to have a bag to match and carry them in. I’m a bit of an addict when it comes to brushes.
Do you have a product that you can’t live without?
For me, it has to be my Bee Venom masks which help to keep my skin in tip-top condition. This to me is an all-round solution to keeping my skin youthful and relaxed.
What changes do you make to your skin routine to give your skin that little more TLC in the winter?
I change my skincare routine regularly to give it a bit of a boost. I designed my range to work on the direct skin problem and fix it. In the winter I infuse more oils into my regime so the cold wind doesn’t damage my skin as moisture levels are stripped by harsh winds. I also use my Chamomile Desensitising Hydrogel to inject water molecules into my pores.
When it comes to Christmas parties, how do you like to style your make-up?
I like to go for a really sculpted look and a glittery eye on my lids; not too much glitter, just enough to add that little bit of sparkle.
What’s your top make-up skill?
I’m really good at using a single product for more that one thing, for example, I use my blusher as an eyeshadow. I like to match my lips to my cheek colour, so I do a little mix to give a glamorous but natural look.
What are your top Christmas skincare tips?
The biggest thing during the Christmas period is having to race to parties straight after work; you don’t always have time to take care of your skin and refresh your make-up in between. Make-up wipes can really help you to freshen up, but some of them contain a mineral oil which leaves a residue of trace oils which can unsettle your make-up. I recommend using my Ellajane Facial Wipes as they’re great for priming your skin and freshening your skin.The most important thing is to cleanse your skin before you go to bed as this prevents break-outs and anti-aging. Chose one night a week where you do a super facial with an exfoliator and mask to give your skin that extra boost.