BD Fast Five: Sarah Simpson

She’s definitely no stranger to the beauty industry, with 20 years of experience across leading print and digital media, as well as blogs, and now the beauty editor for Together Journal. With a beauty cabinet no doubt overflowing with the latest luxury products and tried-and-true favourites, we were eager to learn what the always-vibrant beauty veteran uses to maintain her forever flawless face.

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What is your go-to daily makeup look?

I start with some Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm before applying a dewy foundation that lets my freckles peek through. I love the Lancôme Cushion Compact applied with the Simply Essential Kabuki Brush. Next I apply Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer Bronzer all over, MAC Blush and Highlighter. For brows I use, Skinny Eye Brow Pencil and then fluff them up using Benefit Gimme Brow. I line and define my eyes using a Smokey Bobbi Brown Palette focussing on the dark aubergine tones in the “Desert Twilight Eye Palette”. Lips are always bright pink and it’s either MAC Candy Yum Yum or Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Obsession. If I do choose to go pale, it’s MAC lipstick in Pleats Please or COVERGIRL  in Sphynx.

(Pictured: @sarahsimpsonbeautyed wearing her signature bright pink lip)

Talk us through your A.M vs P.M skincare routine…

Morning: I start with Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant® taken off with my fave Take It Off Towel, followed by Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner, Shiseido Ultimune cocktailed with Elizabeth Arden Skincare Prevage Anti-aging Moisture Cream SPF 30 and then lastly Ultraceuticals Tinted Moisturiser.

Night: Dermalogica Multi Active Toner, Shiseido Ultimune cocktailed with Elizabeth Arden Prevage and then finished with Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-aging Eye Cream SPF 15, DermalogicaAge Smart Multivitamin Power Firm around my lips and Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Regenerating Cream on my face.

What is your biggest beauty learning (or regret) to date?

I always without fail wash my makeup off – it’s something non-negotable for me and I think my skin has benefitted from that (and keeping my face out of the sun). My regret would have to be plucking my beautiful full brows as a teenager – thank goodness for microblading and brow products.

What has come across your desk recently that you’re looking forward to trying?

I am in love with the Nod Deep Sleep Support Drops that recently came into my life! I have also just been sent some great new brushes which I am dying to try – brushes really do make a difference with your end makeup result. I am a die hard Dermalogica fan too, so can’t wait to get my hands on their newest BioLumin-C Serum – I am all about brightening!

(Pictured: Sarah is a huge fan of Nod - and so are we!)

What is your most looking forward to with regards to your new role at Together Journal?
I am a hopeless romantic, so this role is a dream come true. I am looking forward to extending our beauty offering in the magazine and online working on inspiring brides-to-be with our modern and romantic take on beauty for their special day.


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