As far as we know, there’s almost no such thing as effortless beauty. From facial treatments that leave your complexion dewy and luminous to the perfect winged eyeliner, experts reveal their most-trusted, insider hacks for CR‘s series, Beauty Secrets.
Bob Scott considers skincare the most important aspect of any beauty routine. After learning from makeup greats Pat McGrath, Kabuki, and Francois Nars, Scott racked up a clientele list consisting of supermodel Karlie Kloss, Gen-Z star Amandla Stenberg, and actress Padma Lakshmi. In addition to creating mesmerizing red carpet looks , Scott also specializes in brow shaping and shares skincare recommendations on Instagram stories.
“You can only makeup your skin to look so pretty as it is naturally,” Scott tells CR. “You can put a ton of stuff on your skin but it isn’t gonna look great if you’re not taking care of your skin underneath. Drink a lot of water, get a lot of sleep, and massage your face if you have the time. As long as you have good clean skin and a full brow, you can do whatever you want with makeup at the moment.”
Here, CR caught up with the makeup expert about the most coveted products for winter and what beauty trend Scott is loving on Instagram right now.
What’s your skincare routine?
“I try to be pretty minimal, and by minimal I mean lazy. I try to do as little as possible each night, addressing only what my skin needs that day. I double cleanse in the shower and it’s only three or four steps total to clear everything off my skin. Before bed, I use a firming or restorative serum and then a moisturizer. I love the Pearlessence Balancing Rose Oil and snail gel. I was just in China this summer so I stocked up on snail gel because that makes your skin really plump and firm and heals it really quickly if you get a scratch or break out.”
What snail gel do you use?
“My sister turned me onto it when she found some in South Africa. It’s literally the best thing in the world and makes your skin feel ten times thicker. I try to find a good one that doesn’t have any other treatments in it. Often times they’ll have other things in them that are brightening, which I don’t like as much.”
Any holy grail items?
“My favorite staple products are clay masks. I use them with apple cider vinegar twice a month to really deep cleanse. It draws everything out of your skin in the days after and I really like the Borghese Mud Mask as well. I have a nice calming mask from Origins the sulfur and eucalyptus mask.”
What are five makeup products you’re loving right now?
“I really love Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils. They changed my life; I use them every day, depending on the color. The Cle de Peau Translucent powder is so nice. I really love the Surratt Beauty Brow Pomade and the brush is a game-changer. The Makeup Forever Artist Color Pencils are sublime and the color is super-saturated and true to what you see. It goes on super creamy and lasts for a long time. The Bite Agave Lip Mask is absolutely a permanent part of my routine. I like the one in the tube that you squeeze out.”
Do you do anything different for winter?
“I’ll try to deal with my dark spots and acne scars with something that will even out my skin tone. I do that in the winter because there’s less sun, so its less likely to damage my skin from products. You cant use certain serums when you get a lot of sun, like ones with retinol. The last step is just moisturizing and I like rose oil because I don’t mind looking shiny. For spot treatment, I found one called Provamed that’s made in Thailand. It has salicylic acid and zinc, which helps gives your skin a boost. It literally cleared out a pimple in one day and it was .”
You’ve worked with Kloss on a lot of different looks, but she always goes back to the red lip. How would you describe her aesthetic?
“Her aesthetic is just relaxed, chic, easy, and no fuss. There’s something about just throwing on a lip that anyone can do. Some people I know know how to do liner and lipstick in the back of a moving truck without a mirror. its just intrinsic, the way we put on our chapstick on while walking down the street. Only wearing a lipstick is very relatable. When I think of Karlie, I think of ease and simplicity.”
What’s your take on current makeup trends?
“Baking’s got to go. Let your skin breathe. I don’t get it, but to each their own. I would never apply someone else’s rules to my routine and ultimately, do what makes you feel great. I just don’t think that much makeup is necessary to look great. One [trend] I love is how much everyone’s willing to go for makeup these days. There was a lull a few years ago where everyone was trying to go minimalist and that was really boring for me. I like that everyone’s back into color and doing experimental things again, really looking at the artistry of makeup.”
What about all the different, crazy brows beauty gurus and influencers have been doing lately?
“I mean it’s a slippery slope. I think the person looking at influencers for what brow shape will fit them best need to take it with a big grain of salt. They shouldn’t covet one brow. I do brow shaping and someone might brow references for whose brows they admire, but it really comes down to their face and what suits them best. You can’t take on a heavily drawn-on brow, put it on your face, and think it’ll look good.”
prev link: https://www.crfashionbook.com/beauty/a25402774/beauty-secrets-we-learned-from-bob-scott/
createdAt:Wed, 05 Dec 2018 01:49:18 +0000