Davina McCall is a woman divided when it comes to beauty. On the one hand, she’s been influenced by her mother, a woman who would ‘ walk into a room and magnetise everybody – she was always looking amazing, always made up, always moisturised.’ And then there’s the grandmother she lived with for nine years, a woman who ‘never wore a jot of make-up – stuff and nonsense.’
As you may imagine, her mum was always enveloped in a cloud of perfume – Opium, by Yves Saint Laurent, to be precise – and this memory of a heady blast of perfume remains with Davina to this day.
Scent has also played a really big part in Davina’s grown up life – she used to shell out for Chanel No19 rather than cheaper perfumes her contemporaries used to enjoy, and very much enjoys a shower using a beautifully-scented Diptyque shower gel, while her signature scent is Escentric Molecules cult Molecule 01.
From her grandma, she gets practicality, and her make-up choices reflect this: her mascara is no-nonsense and stays put all day without drying out lashes or resulting in panda eyes when trying to remove, her favourite gradual tan means that Davina doesn’t have to go to any great effort to remain bronzed, and her tinted moisturiser slides on to hydrate, unify, and offer a soft blur all in one.
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Products Davina mentions include:
Yves Saint Laurent Opium Eau de Toilette
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Eau de Toilette
Estee Lauder DayWear Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Sheer Tint Release Moisturiser SPF15
Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara
Garnier Summer Body Gradual Tan Moisturiser
Diptyque Revilitalizing Shower Gel
Chanel No 19 Eau de Parfum
Escentric Molecules Molecule 01