Holly Willoughby's make-up and skincare - What does the This Morning star use?

These are the products Holly Willoughby's make-up artist uses on her on the regular

Holly Willoughby - What makeup does Holly Willoughby use?
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Ever wondered what's inside Holly Willoughby's make-up bag? You're in luck, because we're about to share some of the products the This Morning presenter uses to get camera ready.

So how does she look so great? What are her secrets? Below are a few of the make-up brands her make-up artist, Patsy O'Neill, regularly uses on the star, plus some of Holly's favourites in her own words. 

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What make-up does Holly Willoughby wear?

Fortunately enough, O'Neill regularly posts breakdowns of the star's make-up to her Instagram account. Below are some of the brands she regularly uses on Holly Willoughby...

  • IT Cosmetics
  • Hourglass Cosmetics
  • Delilah
  • Blink Brow Bar
  • SUQQU
  • Illamasqua
  • Eyeko
  • Surratt
Surratt Surreal Skin Foundation Wand, £62, Lookfantastic (opens in new tab)

Surratt Surreal Skin Foundation Wand, £62, Lookfantastic (opens in new tab)

The Surratt Surreal Skin Foundation Wand has popped up a few times on O'Neill's Instagram breakdowns (Holly is shade 5), as have Blink Brow Bar's brilliant brow products, available on Lookfantastic (opens in new tab).

Keep reading for Woman & Home's interview with Holly in which she revealed a few more of her go-to beauty buys.

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Chatting to W&H Beauty Editor, Fiona Mckim in 2017, Holly reveals her earliest beauty memories, her favourite products and her make-up and skincare secrets...

The first beauty product I remember using is Clean & Clear. I must have been 13 or 14, just when your skin is starting to change. It was really strong and you felt that because your skin was tingling it must be doing something good for you. When I started having sleepovers with other girls it was, "Oh yes, I've got my Clean & Clear... you've got the pink one, I've got the blue one"

If eyelash curlers were discontinued I'd be upset. Even if I have no other makeup I have to curl my eyelashes every morning. My tip is to heat the curlers up with a hairdryer (just be very careful not to burn your eyelids!)

Sisley The Makeup Eyelash Curler, £19.57, Feelunique (opens in new tab)

Sisley The Makeup Eyelash Curler, £19.57, Feelunique (opens in new tab)

In terms of beauty disasters, I have always been the kind of person that can't leave a spot alone, and I still don't. When I was younger I'd end up making a right old mess because I would pick my spots, which is so disgusting! It's confusing because you go and have a facial and they get everything out, so you end up thinking, ‘the experts do it, I'm sure by now as a fully grown woman I can do this myself!'

In my handbag I always have a lip balm. There's a Sisley one in a little pink pot and it's so gorgeous, really extravagant. My favourite lipstick, which I'm obsessed with and have been all year, is by Burt's Bees. I wore the red one last night and normally red lipstick goes all over your face, all over your teeth or it sticks and gets really dry, but this one feels just like a lip balm.

Sisley Nutritive Lip Balm, was £54.50 now £43.60, John Lewis (opens in new tab)

Sisley Nutritive Lip Balm, was £54.50 now £43.60, John Lewis

Burt's Bees Lipstick in Scarlet Soaked, £9.99, Feelunique (opens in new tab)

Burt's Bees Lipstick in Scarlet Soaked, £9.99, Feelunique (opens in new tab)

When I get up before This Morning I wash my hair, use a facial wash in the shower, a light scrub once a week and that's kind of it. At night I take my makeup off with a wipe, which is the best invention for the lazy girl! I've never been a girl who cleanses, tones, moisturises. I do moisturise, but not the whole process, so I love anything I can do all in one, in the shower and be done.

I like high-functioning products, ones that just work and I don't have to do lots of separate little bits and bobs. I don't like wearing foundation, except for work, in real life I use the Garnier BB Cream religiously. It's a bargain, moisturises, covers, evens out and has SPF so for me that's the perfect product

Garnier Orginal BB Cream in Medium, £9.99, Lookfantastic (opens in new tab)

Garnier Orginal BB Cream in Medium, £9.99, Lookfantastic (opens in new tab)

I don't really get hardcore contouring, I also don't get foundation that's got shine in it, at all! I don't get fake tan even though apparently I use all sorts of brands which I get linked to, I think I've had maybe three spray tans in my entire life. I can't get on with it - it goes all dotty in my pores, it stinks and it's never the right colour!

The best tip I've learned from the experts? Less is more, I think. There's a culture that you can cheat your makeup to look like it's been filtered on a phone, but in reality it always looks like you've got a ton of makeup on. You want to be able to see the skin, you want to be able to see freckles, and eyebrows are sisters, not twins. Your natural beauty is the most important thing, instead of changing things or striving to look a particular way. Happiness is not a perfect eyebrow, that feeling should come from somewhere else.

W&H caught up with Holly at the launch of Garnier and UNICEF's partnership. Garnier have made a commitment to UNICEF to work together to support 300,000 children in danger as part of their three year #CommitToCare campaign. This in response to the fact that one in four children worldwide is living in danger, often due to natural disasters and conflict.

Fiona McKim
Beauty Editor, womanandhome.com

 As woman&home's Beauty Channel Editor, Fiona Mckim has tried more products than she’s had hot dinners and nothing makes her happier than raving about brilliant finds on womanandhome.com or her instagram grid (@fionamckim if you like hair experiments and cute shih-tzus). Fiona joined woman&home as Assistant Beauty Editor in 2013 under industry legend Jo GB, who taught her everything she needed to know (learn about ingredients and employ extreme cynicism). She has since covered every corner of the industry, from interviewing dermatologists and celebrities to reporting backstage at Fashion Week and judging the w&h Beauty Awards.