Since the release of her first album in 2017, songstress Dua Lipa has quickly risen to icon status—and not just in the music world! Lipa’s bold beauty looks and creative style have attracted the attention of admiring fans and have solidified her as an inspiration for her generation. Although she is no stranger to the beauty woes of a life filled with travel and performing, Lipa manages to maintain her signature radiant complexion. Fortunately for us, Lipa is an open book about how she cares for her dewy skin and what inspires her favorite makeup looks. Read on for Dua Lipa’s beauty tips and inspirations!
The Beauty Secrets Dua Lipa Swears By
Lipa shared in an interview with Elle that her skincare has changed since becoming a frequent traveler. She follows her morning shower with “cream cleanser, vitamin-B serum, hydrating cream, and SPF. I never used to be into skincare but now I travel, I have to.”
At the end of the day, Lipa is just as diligent about caring for her complexion: “I have to take my make-up off. It’s a very rare occasion where I just fall asleep with it on. When I was younger I never used to care. I was the kind of person that would just wash my face with soap and call it a day. But when I turned 18, I started really taking care of my skin and being really gentle. Now I use a lot of serums.”
One of Lipa’s favorite natural staples is the cult-favorite Pai Rosehip Cleansing Oil, which she found at Credo, an “amazing natural beauty store I found in New York. I bought everything in there.” Pai Rosehip Cleanser features an impressive blend of lightweight, skin-nourishing oils that help dissolve makeup and impurities without stripping skin’s moisture barrier.
In addition to diligently cleansing her skin, Dua Lipa also has a few less conventional methods for getting the glow, including brushing her lips with a toothbrush: “brush your lips when you brush your teeth. It gets rid of dead skin, so your lips are plumper,” she suggests. Now that’s a budget-friendly way to prep lips!
To battle stress, she turns to meditation–“I’m not very good at it. I can’t seem to shut my brain off, or I just fall asleep. Instead, I find that having a lovely bath is really relaxing.” Coping with stress is one of the most holistic ways to look after your skin–and your entire self!
When she’s not performing or on the set of a shoot, Lipa keeps her look simple: “I try to keep it as youthful as possible. I get a bit insecure if I feel like there’s too much makeup on my face or if I feel like I’m cakey. I love lashes, so individual lashes are my thing—the more the merrier, the fluffier the better. [Other than that], I try to keep it really natural with tinted moisturizer, concealer, mascara, and lip gloss—glittery lip gloss. But a dark lip is nice—especially for [fall].” (Here’s how to master a modern bold lip.)
For dewy, youthful skin, Lipa applies RMS Living Luminizer, a sheer, unfussy highlighter that features coconut oil and castor oil to moisturize skin.
Dua Lipa is open about her love for vintage-inspired looks with a few modern updates (such as luminous skin!). In an interview with Allure, she explained that her favorite decade is the 1990s. “I’m obsessed with that era. ’90s Kate Moss, Chloe Sevigny, and Drew Barrymore are my favorite.” From smoky brown eyes to earth-toned lips, Lipa’s makeup palette certainly accommodates the best features of ’90s beauty.
Brb, going to pour over my favorite vintage ’90s looks and listen to some Due Lipa 😉
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