Red carpet, natural beauty

Red carpet, natural beauty

From freckles to flyaways, this year’s Oscars owed everything to natural glamour

2020. The Academy Awards. This year’s red carpet showcased plenty of the customary glitz and glamour…but sustainable fashion and ‘au naturel’ hair and beauty also showed up to party.

Change was in the air as the next generation of stars (Billie Eilish and Julia Butters, we’re looking at you) rocked up in typically non-conformist gen Z styling – but even the more mature A-listers found the energy to experiment.

Exposed freckles (Maya Rudolph), wispy bangs (Saoirse Ronan), bedhead bobs (Natalie Portman), curly fringes (Zazie Beetz), radiant skin (Billy Porter), and pretty pixie cuts (Charlize Theron, Olivia Colman, Kristen Wiig)…so many stars allowed their naturally beautiful assets to shimmer and shine.

We’re all over this trend – match it with your favourite vintage pieces to fly the flag for sustainable fashion and be as bold with your colour-ways as you like. With a natural look in the hair and make-up department, you can afford to go all-out with your styling.

If you’re feeling the urge to showcase your natural glamour this spring, try these must-haves to help you glow:

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30 – this multitasking moisturiser works with your skin’s daytime defence mode to provide broad spectrum SPF30 protection, boost skin’s natural luminosity, deliver lasting hydration and block 85% of pollutants. Prisma Protect SPF30 is formulated to convert visible light into increased skin luminosity, delivering antioxidant benefits. Intelligent drone technology targeted capsules deliver a photosensitive ingredient (exogenous chromophore) to the skin, boosting its natural glow; advanced moisture magnets provide all-day hydration for visibly smooth skin; and Matcha tea neutralises free radicals and helps to defend skin.

Kerastase Aura Botanica Lait de Soie  – with a light-as-air milk consistency, this product smooths and disciplines frizz for up to 72-hours in a relative humidity of 80%, all while preserving your hair’s natural movement. Thermo protection assures blow dry perfection for a silky smooth finish and a healthy looking radiance. With an ethos of ‘natural touch, healthy glow’ this product is free from silicones and parabens.

Decleor Green Mandarin Exfoliating Scrub Mask – designed to give the skin a natural glow and help reduce the first signs of ageing, this masque contains a blend of green mandarin essential oils and natural sugars to exfoliate the skin, plus carrot extract for an instant sheer tint.

L’Oreal Professionnel Source Essentielle Daily Shampoo – free from silicone for a natural hair feel, this daily shampoo gently cleanses and purifies the scalp to eliminate impurities and excess oil. With acacia leaves and aloe essence, and made with 80% natural origin ingredients, it’s a perfect everyday shampoo to boost body, suppleness shine and vitality, without weighing your hair down – helping you to embrace natural hair beauty.

Elemental Herbology at Home Facial – ideal for an at-home-facial, this set contains two award-winning products and a Rose Quartz Facial Roller to hydrate and revitalise all skin types. Infused with kombucha and aloe vera, the Nutrition Infusion Sheet Mask works to calm stressed skin and restore radiance and vitality while the Cell Plumping Facial Moisturiser combines royal jelly and Argan oil to moisturise and improve the skin’s natural barrier, encouraging collagen synthesis.

Color Wow Dream Coat for Curly Hair – designed as a “one and done” styling solution for most waves, classic curls and spirals, Dream Coat for Curly Hair features new styling technology for curly hair. The super light, alcohol-free formula combines three powerful polymers into one powerhouse tri-polymer complex – Elasta-flex – to solve every problem related to curls. For the first time, the perfect ratio of these polymers ensures silky, hydrated, bouncy, glossy curls…without weight or stiffness.

Ren Skincare Moroccan Rose Gold Glow Perfect Dry Oil – instantly absorbed, this exquisite dry oil leaves skin glowingly soft, nourished and healthy. Formulated with precious plant oils and actives, it deeply hydrates, conditions and protects while giving the skin a silky sheen.