Lorna Luxe Reveals Her Ultimate Re-Entry Make-Up Look

Including the £19 lipstick she's never without (clue: it's a cult classic)

Lorna Luxe

by Annie Vischer |
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If there's one person we can rely on for serious re-entry make-up inspiration it's Lorna Luxe. This lady has made it her business to research the best products on the beauty shelves and serve up sound beauty advice on the daily to her 1.3 million strong following on Instagram. This week sees Lorna up the beauty ante with an exciting new collaboration with MAC Cosmetics.

Introducing the MAC x Lorna Luxe Edit, £75, a chic leather-look pouch that plays home to five must-have products, all expertly curated by Lorna and all of which enable you to lock down Lorna's signature make-up look. This kit is worth over £100 - so talk about bang for buck! We naturally couldn't let this beauty occasion pass by without catching up with Lorna and racking her beauty-savvy brains for her ultimate make-up recommendations. Kicking off a post-lockdown social season and keen to refresh your make-up collection? Scroll this way...

READ MORE: Lorna Luxe Reveals Her Favourite Skincare Products To Date

On Her Ultimate Re-entry Make-up Look

'My routine before lockdown had been a bit slapdash and more centred on covering up rather than enhancing what I had. Lockdown landed me with more time on my hands and I’ve leaned into skincare more as a result. I’ve tried to appreciate my own skin. Now I use Code 8 Radiate Beauty Balm, £41, to even out my complexion, then I coat my top lashes in By Terry Lash Expert Twist Mascara in Black, £25, which is great for lift. I apply a smudge of MAC Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick in Mull It Over, £19, on my lips and I pop the same lipstick onto my cheeks too to tie in the look. Throughout the day I keep a hydrating face mist in my bag so I can freshen my skin up on the go after removing my face mask, Super Facialist do a lovely Rose Hydrate Soothing Facial Mist, £9.'

I've tried to appreciate my own skin

On Changing Up Her Make-up Routine For Holidays

'I become a bit of an SPF freak on holiday. I wear my SPF at home too but when I’m away I carry a squad of them! Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50, £60, is my fave for travelling as it doesn’t leave a white residue. I also switch my BB cream or foundation for By Terry's Brightening CC Serum in Sunny Flash, £61, over the top of my SPF which I find gives me a really healthy glow without looking like I’m wearing makeup.'

On The One Make-Up Tip She Thinks Everyone Should Know

'This is a very recent tip of mine but since I hit my 30’s and the fine lines have crept in I’ve switched up the way I apply my under eye concealer. I hydrate the area with two layers of eye serum and cream (Aurelia Brightening Eye Serum, £48, and Kate Somerville Kateceuticals Lifting Eye Cream, £105, are my faves} then I prime my under-eye area and lids with my secret weapon! Suqqu Smooth Cover Primer, £45. I then add a tiny amount of Code 8 Seamless Cover Skin Perfecting Concealer, £27, and NO POWDER It sounds crazy to me not to ‘bake’ it but it really works, it stays hydrated and lasts all day.'

On Her Best Mask-Proof Make-Up Discoveries

'I wasn’t really into the liquid-to-matte formula lipsticks that did the rounds at the beginning of lockdown. I stayed loyal to Mac Powder Kiss Lipstick, which is matte but not drying. I did realise how much more important my eyes were when wearing a mask so I’ve been perfecting an all day eye look. The MAC Cosmetics Brushstroke 24-Hour Liner, £17.50, in my kit is probably the best smudge-proof liner I’ve used, and I love a good mascara. I rotate between By Terry Lash Expert Twist Mascara in Black, £25, Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara, £63, and Christian Louboutin Beauty Les Yeux Noirs Lash Amplifying Lacquer Kohl, £59, which are all ten out of ten.'

It was important to me that everyone could enjoy the kit

On Curating The MAC x Lorna Luxe Edit (Worth Over £100!)

'The hero product for me even before I began curating the kit was the lipstick - I’d worn MAC Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick in Mull It over since it’s launch 3 years ago and was a true fan. It became my signature lip. The brief for the kit was 'summer jet set' so next came the Prep+Prime Fix+ which I use so often when I travel. It’s a great way to add hydration but also works as a formidable setting mist. The Brushstroke 24-Hour Liner in the kit is a personal go-to and a great way of creating a soft glam cat eye flick. Mineralise blush in Warm Soul is a MAC classic and illuminates all skin tones. It was important to me that everyone could enjoy the kit. Then finally we chose MAC's Powerglass Lip Gloss in Apout A Girl, which pairs beautifully with the Powder Kiss Lipstick in Mull it Over and really finishes off such an effortlessly pretty look.' Shop the MAC x Lorna Luxe Edit now for just £75.

Shop: Lorna Luxe's Favourite Beauty Products To Date


Lorna Luxe Favourite Beauty Products

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MAC x Lorna Luxe Edit, £75

Drumroll please! Introducing the MAC x Lorna Luxe Edit, £75, which is worth over £100! It contains MAC's Powder Kiss Lipstick in Mull it Over, Brushtroke Liner in Brushblack, Powerglass Plumping Lipgloss in APout A Girl, Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul and Prep + Prime Fix+ all in a leather-look pouch that's perfect for packing for a long weekend away, or a summer holiday if we're lucky!

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Oskia Renaissance Mask, £60

Lorna loves this Oskia mask for its abilities to perk up her skin after a city stay.

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Code 8 Radiate Beauty Balm, £41

Lorna has switched to sheer base formulas after lockdown and this is her current favourite.

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SkinCeuticals Advanced Brightening UV Defense SPF50 Moisturiser, £45

When it comes to SPF this is one of Lorna's favourite buys.

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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Great 8 Daily Defense Moisturizer, £36

Pollution-proofing your skin doesn't come better than this Elizabeth Arden wonder.

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Dr Barbara Sturm Glow Drops 30ml, £110

Worth the splurge and then some, these drops up your glow like nothing else.

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By Terry Lash Expert Twist Mascara in Black, £25

Lorna says this mascara gives her top lashes incredible lift.

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Dior Capture Totale Super Potent Serum 50ml, £83.50

Another of Lorna's favourite face serums comes in the form of this Dior gem.

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Tan-Luxe Super Glow SPF30 Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum 30ml, £39

Up your glow, hydration and SPF protection in one.

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MAC Cosmetics Powder Kiss Lipstick in Mull It Over, £19

This is Lorna's go-to lipstick. She blends it onto her cheeks as a blusher too to tie her make-up look togther.

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Super Facialist Rose Hydrate Soothing Facial Mist, £9

Lorna Luxe keeps this in her bag throughout the day so that she can refresh her skin on the go every time she takes off her face mask.

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Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser 60ml, £58

A vegan day moisturiser that nourishes skin with each application.

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Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50, £60

This is Lorna's favourite SPF to use on holiday as it doesn't leave a white residue.

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4 instalments of £12.50 with clearpay Learn more 6 weekly payments from £8.33 with laybuy Learn more 4 monthly instalments of £12.50 with openpay Learn more 6 instalments of £8.33 with splitit Learn more Refresh the appearance of tired under-eyes with the Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Cream. This innovative formula combines the benefits of an eye serum and eye cream to deliver instant and lasting hydration, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines. The lightweight yet richly nourishing cream helps to reduce the appearance of dryness, puffiness and dark circles to promote a more energised and youthful-looking complexion. Green Coffee Seed oil re-invigorates and plumps the skin, enriched with antioxidants to help reinforce the skin’s natural defences against the drying and ageing effects of environmental aggressors. Light-reflecting violet pearls help to counteract the appearance of dullness, creating an instant brightening effect. The cream glides on with a luxuriously smooth texture, providing the perfect base for concealer. Brand: Laura Mercier Directions: Apply to the under eye area after cleansing. Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, C10-18 Triglycerides, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Mica, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive)Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax/Cera, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax/Cera, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil, Rosa Gallica Flower Extract, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Sea Water/Maris Aqua/Eau De Mer, Panthenol, Polyglycerin-3, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pantolactone, Tbhq, Carbomer, Peg-75 Stearate, Steareth-20, Ceteth-20, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta, Propanediol, Sodium Carbonate, Citric Acid, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491). Volume: 15ml Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Cream 15ml, £50

Lorna certainly knows the worth of a decent eye cream.

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By Terry Brightening CC Serum in Sunny Flash, £61

Lorna switches her BB cream or foundation for this CC serum when she's on holiday for a sun-kissed yet barely-there make-up look.

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Aurelia Brightening Eye Serum, £48

This is one of Lorna's favourite eye products.

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Kate Somerville Kateceuticals Lifting Eye Cream, £105

Lorna applies this under her eyes on top of her favourite Aurelia eye serum.

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Suqqu Smooth Cover Primer, £45

Lorna considers this primer her secret weapon!

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Code 8 Seamless Cover Skin Perfecting Concealer, £27

Lorna uses a little of this concealer as the finishing touch when applying make-up to her under-eye area.

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MAC Cosmetics Brushstroke 24-Hour Liner, £17.50

This is one of Lorna's go-to eyeliners and part of the day-to-day eye look she's been perfecting since face masks became part of our daily routines.

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Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm, £47

This cleansing balm is as luxurious as they get, packed with moringa oil it nourishes skin as it cleanses.

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Elizabeth Arden Exclusive Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules Hydra-Plumping Serum Capsules 60, £75

Hyaluronic acid is a must-have skincare ingredient in winter. It holds moisture on your skin - an absolute essential.

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Alpha H Liquid Gold 100ml, £33.50

A cult classic and then some. Alpha H's liquid gold brightens skin to radiant levels.

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Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara, £63

This mascara from Chantecaille is one of three favourites that Lorna routinely rotates between.

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Christian Louboutin Beauty Les Yeux Noirs Lash Amplifying Lacquer Kohl, £59

This mascara is one of three favourites that Lorna routinely slicks on.

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