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My day in beauty with Xposé’s Nadine Reid: “I am yet to find a better black liner than the Inglot one!”


by Aisling Keenan
21st Mar 2019
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Is it just me, or is Nadine Reid absolutely taking over the world? She’s the most gorgeous person both inside and out, and always looks absolutely flawless. Her background in make-up artistry made me want to know what she can’t live without…


“I honestly don’t have set products I always use, except for maybe my hair. I am happy to try new things on the face and body. I will never not clean and moisturise my skin twice a day. I have never got into wearing primers either, I prefer to use a serums to balance my skin’s texture before wearing make-up.”

Nadine’s skincare picks:

Cleanser: L’Occitane oil make-up remover
Eye make-up remover: Bioderma Sensibio H2O Makeup Remover
Moisturiser: Bellevue Botanicals Lavender & Sandalwood
Serum: Filorga Paris
Face scrub: Love Beauty & Planet
Mask: Jet, Super Hydrating Mask Kit and Antioxidant Mask Kit
Hand cream: Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream
Lip Balm: L’Occitane and Lancôme Juicy Shaker for shine.
Deep cleansing cloths: H&K (I use so much oils and heavy coverage makeup I would be lost without a face cloth)

“I adore an oil makeup remover, it cleanses my skin and leaves the texture feeling moisturised and supple.”

L’Occitane Oil Cleanser, €22

“I use sheet masks when I feel dehydrated or just to remind myself to stop, chill and have a self care moment. They are especially brilliant on long flights or if you have had heating on a lot.”

Nadine’s top skincare tip:
“Simply always moisturise your skin twice a day! in the morning and before bed. At night spend a minute massaging the face and neck whatever oil or cream you use. ‘A wee face massage’ and your skin becomes plumper and more youthful. I believe it’s one of the reasons black skin normally looks so well.”

Related: My day in beauty with Courtney Smith

Nadine’s make-up picks:

Foundation: MAC Studio Fix Fluid, or Kat Von D foundation for going ‘out out’. Fenty Beauty or Lancôme for day ( They are the only brands that have great selections of darker shades and textures for my deep dark brown skin)
Mascara: The Benefit Bad Gal Lash when I’m not wearing false lashes. Flormar Precious Curl when I’m wearing false lashes
Liner Inglot Gel Liner 77
Highlight: Fenty Beauty Body Lava, it’s always limited edition, and it’s around again for the summer get involved!
Palette/eyeshadow: Jaycats Beauty Hollywood eyeshadow palette
Powder: MAC Mineralize Sun Power or the new Kat Von D Lock It Powder Foundation
Brushes: I have a great collection of Mac brushes over 15 years old along with Nima brushes and Blank Canvas.
Other: BIO Bags by Nima – The Hold All, to keep everything neat and organised, very important and great time saver.

Inglot AMC Gel Liner in 77, €16

Nadine’s top make-up tip:
“I am yet to find a better black liner than the Inglot Gel Liner. I have recently been spending time getting back into wearing eyeshadow, so I would say to try something new, play with colour on your eyes!”

Related: My day in beauty with Estée Lalonde

Nadine’s hair picks:

Shampoo : Avlon Kera care Natural Textures range, 1st lather, and Hydrating shampoo
Conditioner: Avlon Kera Care Natural textures conditioner and Leave in conditioner
Brushes: Sibel Plastic Scalp Brush or if I’m feeling fancy a Tangle Teezer

Tangle Teezer Llama edition, €16.20

“Every time I go home to Birmingham, I go for a treatment at a textured hair specialist salon called SG Hair. I have many services and hairstyles, hair extensions, I haven’t yet found access to in Ireland. Sam the owner of SG sometimes flies into Dublin to do my hair for big shoots. I am being brave and have a few consultations booked in Dublin with other hairstylists… fingers crossed someone will be confident to work with my hair type.”

Nadine’s top hair tip:
“If you have curly hair or a version of afro hair, it’s so important to keep it moisturised, especially living in a mostly cold, wet climate. I always choose the high-end hair products that are perfect for my hair texture. The Avlon Keracare line I use is perfect and serves me very well. I couldn’t live without the leave-in conditioner.”

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