Ladies of London star Caroline Stanbury may not be a “spring chicken” (her makeup artist’s words, not ours) but the British socialite sure damn looks like it.
The 40-year-old entrepreneur and her go-to glam guru Luke Henderson stopped by E! News to share their favorite tricks to get Caroline’s signature look. “I always say to him, ‘Make me dewy, fresh and young,'” she said. And—don’t worry—it’s not girl band or Priscilla, Queen of the Desert-type makeup either, she added.
First and foremost, the mother of three lives and breathes by a full-coverage foundation. “Even when she’s running and picking up the kids up, she doesn’t like a natural makeup [look],” said Luke, a.k.a. Bubbles. “I’m not going to lie to you and pretend she puts on just a tinted moisturizer and runs out the door.” Instead, she uses a flat blush with Tom Ford foundation to evenly fill her pores and fine lines. Hey, we like how she keeps it real.
For more of Caroline and Luke’s tips, keep reading.
Blush: Opt for a pigment with some life, or a highlight, recommended the pro. “Use an angled blusher brush. It literally just sits in and goes right into the crease, so you get that more chiseled look on the cheek bones without needing to contour,” noted the pro. Apparently, Caroline is not a fan of giant gray contour marks on her face—we’re with you, lady!
Concealer: “Caroline likes something really moisturized under her eyes, often something two to three shades lighter than her actual foundation so it really highlights and lifts,” Luke instructed.
“If I was traveling and had to just take one thing, [Chanel Correcteur Perfection] is my must product,” added Caroline.
Powder: Never powder in that triangular area under the eye, because that’s where it can oftentimes looked caked, according to the pro. “If you leave that area un-powdered, it’ll get moisturized on its own throughout the day,” he added. “It’ll get that dewy look regardless.”
Lip Gloss: “I don’t like a lot of color—it makes me look like a walking pair of lips,” said Caroline jokingly. Instead she opts for more neutral, moisturizing glosses. Natasha Denona Lip Glaze will keep those puckers hydrated and subtlety plump.
Lashes: Caroline never leaves the house without her falsies. Her go-to: celeb-loved Ardell Wispies. Luke’s pro tip: Apply mascara only at the root of your natural hairs and fake lashes to blend the two together, without going through to the ends.
Brows: “We’re all about the brow,” said Caroline. Because eyebrows shape the face—”it’s a known fact that brows can make you look younger, and who doesn’t want to look younger?” Luke mentioned—make sure you’re using a hue one or two shades darker than your hair toward the outer ends of your brows.
This is one London look we need to try.