Madonna skin secrets to steal

Here's how the 57-year-old star manages to look young 

Want to look this amazing at 55? Here’s how.
Want to look this amazing at 55? Here’s how.
26 Feb 2016

Want to look this amazing at 55? Here’s how.

She might have made pop history, raised four kids and bulldozed her way through a litany of men and sell-out concerts globally, but Madonna still manages to look as gorgeous and fresh as the day she burst into the music scene (well, almost). The good news for Madonna fans (and admirers of her amazingly ageless skin) is that her own line of Japanese-developed skincare MDNA is hitting our counters in the second half of the year. But until then, here are some of her beauty secrets that are worth working into your beauty regimen. Because if it works for her Madgesty, it works for us too.  

1. Opt for radiance-enhancing makeup
1. Opt for radiance-enhancing makeup
26 Feb 2016

1. Opt for radiance-enhancing makeup

Laura Mercier’s eight-year partnership with Madonna as her exclusive makeup artist shot her to fame. The pop icon termed Mercier "the Rembrandt of makeup artists" for her ability to create a flawless yet utterly natural-looking complexion. We may not all be makeup professional or artists, but you can replicate that flawless canvas with Laura Mercier’s Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation, S$73, which has pearl mica in the lightweight, ultra-blendable formula for a flattering, soft-focus effect.

Steal her look: Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation, S$73 

2. Protection is prevention
2. Protection is prevention
26 Feb 2016

2. Protection is prevention

The first step to achieving Madonna’s glowing skin is in fact to protect it from environmental stresses (and the natural work of gravity and time) as much as possible, and the skincare fanatic swears by Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Daily Serum that hydrates and powers sluggish skin with active anti-ageing ingredients.

Steal her look: Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Daily Serum, available at Damai Spa at the Grand Hyatt.

Skinceuticals C E Ferulic serum, $248

3. Get an oxygen boost
3. Get an oxygen boost
26 Feb 2016

3. Get an oxygen boost

The multiple Grammy-awards winner has publicly declared her addiction to oxygen infusion facials over the years, particularly to the Intraceuticals Infusion facials that blast oxygen and nutrients deep into the skin. No time or out of your budget? Bliss’ Triple Oxygen Serum works to oxygenate your skin by transforming free radicals into oxygen for that coveted inner glow.

Steal her look: Intraceuticals Infusion facials, available exclusively here from $121++ at Damai Spa, Grand Hyatt.

Bliss Triple Oxygen Serum, S$106

4. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate
4. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate
26 Feb 2016

4. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate

The Queen of Pop is also an earth goddess who publicly namedrops her love of organic skincare brand Eminence. She can’t live without the Blueberry Soy Exfoliating Cleanser, containing naturally exfoliating alpha hydroxyl acid. Since the skincare label isn’t available here, we recommend Fresh’s Soy Face Exfoliant instead, which has cucumber seeds, rose hip seeds, jojoba beads and soy extracts to deep-cleanse and tighten pores.

Steal her look: Fresh Soy Face Exfoliant, $70

5. Go for a bold lippie
5. Go for a bold lippie
26 Feb 2016

5. Go for a bold lippie

A bold, highly pigmented pout is traffic-stopping, sexy as hell and is guaranteed to make you the centre of attention at any party. Get yourself one (or 10) matte lipsticks in a provocative hue of your choice (Madonna has a soft spot for the vampiest reds, of course). Remember to condition lips with a nourishing lip balm before applying a matte lip colour, and fill in the lips with a lip liner before you slick on the lipstick to avoid the colour fading into a clownish ring around your lips.

Steal her look: Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in Foreplay, S$49

6. Cleansing Multitaskers – Shu Uemura’s Cleansing Oil Skin Purifier
6. Cleansing Multitaskers – Shu Uemura’s Cleansing Oil Skin Purifier
26 Feb 2016

6. Cleansing Multitaskers – Shu Uemura’s Cleansing Oil Skin Purifier

“I don’t think I’ve ever gone to sleep with make-up on,” Madonna declared in an interview with Marie Claire. If she can do it with her insanely packed schedule, then so can you. Wash off heavy-duty makeup and purify skin at the same time with a multi-tasking cleanser like Shu Uemura’s famous High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil.

Steal her look: Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil, S$50 for 150ml and S$115 for 450ml

7. Masked Crusader
7. Masked Crusader
26 Feb 2016

7. Masked Crusader

Madonna posted a selfie on Instagram wearing the chrome clay mask in her own MDNA skincare range, and the glowing results later that day with the caption: "Lovely and glowing! Yaaaasssssss it werks!” Try this (both the clay mud selfie and the poreless skin effect) with Bliss’ Multi-Faceted All In One Anti-Aging Mask.

Steal her look: Bliss Multi-Face-eted All In One Anti-Aging Mask, S$85

 

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