UK-based content creator Victoria Magrath talks us through her daily beauty routine.

Talk us through your morning routine.

My current morning routine has very much been dictated by the beautiful summer weather. I’m waking up earlier, drinking my morning coffee and walking around the garden rather than looking at my phone. I cleanse my skin morning and night, using the ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Cleanser. I follow with an acid toner; my favourite is the Alumier MD Bright and Clear solution. I’ll awaken my eyes with the Lumene Ajaton Eye Cream and add hydration to my skin with the Cle de Peau The Serum. I finish with the Lumene Arctic Oil Cocktail and the Cle De Peau Fortifying Emulsion with SPF20 for a glowy, hydrated finish. For extra SPF, I apply a layer of the La Roche Posay Anthelios.

How does your evening routine differ?

My evening routine has similar steps to the morning, only with a more evening-appropriate line-up. The cleanser and toner stay the same, but the eye cream is swapped out to the La Mer Eye Concentrate as it is a touch more intense. The Cle De Peau Serum is my first step in the evenings as it enhances the brilliance of the skincare applied over it and works to hydrate deep into the skin’s layers. This is followed by retinol. I use the AlumierMD Retinol 1.0 as I’ve found it has resurfaced my skin beautifully for the last four years. So I find I can wear this retinol every evening without it affecting my skin too intensely, but the benefits are heavenly. Then I will moisturise with the Cle de Peau Fortifying Emulsion evening version, which contains no SPF. A touch of La Mer Lip Balm to finish and Nouveau Lashes Lash and Brow Conditioner before I sleep.

What are your go-to skincare products?

I don’t go a day without the Cle de Peau The Serum. On evenings where my skin feels drier, I also opt for the Cle de Peau La Creme for ultimate indulgence and I also love the Armani Beauty Prima Cream Glow Moisturiser. That and the La Mer Renewal Oil for adding the ultimate glow for makeup.

Victoria Magrath

Are you a fan of masks?

Yes, absolutely! My favourite mask is the Cle de Peau Gold Precious Vitality Mask containing 24kt gold liquid gel, it comes with a handy little brush to apply. This targets dryness and dullness and adds radiance and energy back into the skin.

How would you describe your approach to makeup?

I wear makeup every single day, and not only because I have to if I’m taking photographs or filming, but because it makes me feel awake and wonderful. Even a very light coat of makeup can enhance your mood in the morning – a touch of concealer, coat of mascara, brow gel to tame, lip liner to define and a lip balm to hydrate with a splash of bronzer for a fresh look. This is my go-to look right now. What can always be found in your makeup bag? The contents of my makeup bag is ever-evolving. My favourite at present are the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Liner in Dusty Rose, the Valentino Beauty Mascara and Charlotte Tilbury’s Multi-Glow.

Let’s talk fragrance. What are you loving at the moment?

My all-time favourite fragrance is Armani Prive Rouge Malachite. I’m also currently wearing Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid most days and dabbling with Carolina Herrera True Oud.

How do you choose your evening fragrance?

If it’s a date night or an event where the lights are lower and you want to really smell incredible, I’ll go for something deep like True Oud. If it’s a brighter setting, I’ll wear something more feminine and floral like Flowerbomb or Miss Dior. But if it’s a more professional occasion, I’ll always opt for Armani Prive.

Talk us through your hair routine.

Where do we start?! Shampoo and styling products are always either Redken or Larry King. Larry’s Volumising Spray is a must, and the Social Life for your hair cream is essential if you have flyaways. The Redken ABC shampoo range has also strengthened the condition of my hair with prolonged use. Then I always use my Dyson Airwrap to blow dry my hair, finished with lots of Redken hairspray.

What is the most unusual item in your makeup bag?

I would say probably my face fan is a little more unusual in the makeup field. The Patrick Ta fan comes with me everywhere as I cannot set my makeup without it. An abundant spritz of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dewy Mist all over the face finished by wafting the Patrick Ta fan over my skin to dry the mist and set the makeup down. It’s the ultimate duo!

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