Love Island star Kady McDermott reveals her high-street beauty must-haves

Published Thursday, Sep 22 2016, 11:16 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Love Island's Kady McDermott always looks completely flawless - FACT - but she proved that she's just like the rest of us when it comes to bagging the odd purse-friendly buy!

Earlier this week, the stunning reality star took to YouTube to show us all how to ace a glow-y daytime vibe, but unlike the rest of Celebville (Kim Kardashian and your eye-wateringly expensive skincare regime, we're looking at YOU) she revealed that she swears by a handful of affordable bits and bobs, available to snap up on the high-street.

In fact, if you're a bit of a beauty-obsessive, you might already own them!

In a fifteen minute video, g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s Kady gave us the lowdown on her trademark, dewy look, and even though she looked to Giorgio Armani and M.A.C, there were loads of cheap-as-chips products in the mix.

Believe it or not, Ms. McDermott started off with the NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator, a total steal at £7.

NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator £7 21 September 2017

NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator £7

"I love this one," Kady said, "because it's a tanned bronze colour. What I do, is mix it in with my foundation to give a really nice dewy, fresh-skinned look."

On the back of her hand, Kady mixed the illuminator in with her foundation (which she spent a little more on) and applied both using Spectrum's Oval Foundation Brush (A03), £8.

Spectrum Foundation Brush £8 21 September 2016

Spectrum Foundation Brush £8

"It's so good for applying," Kady said, "because it builds up good coverage. I start in the middle of my face and spread it all over, trying to keep it as even as possible. I just put one layer on"

She continued, "Sometimes you can get lines so I like to go over the top with the Spectrum brush in B01, £8.99 and buff it in so it's not streaky."

Next, Kady sang her love for benefit's Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Pear Luminiser, £24.50, which you can snag from Boots.

benefit Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Luminiser for Face £24.50, 21 September 2016

Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Luminiser £24.50

"The shimmer is amazing on your cheekbones, along your nose and on the cupid's bow," Kady said.

"Its also great under the eyebrows. It's good for the day because it's not too harsh – it's not a silver or a gold, it's a pink-y pearly colour so it looks really natural. All you have to do it use your finger, you don't need a brush. Just dab it into the skin," she said. "Less is more with highlighter. It's a liquid and it sinks into the skin easily."

Of course, no look would be complete with our lashings of bronzer, and Kady looked to none other than benefit's Hoola Bronzing Powder, £23.50, and she shared a pretty genius contouring tip!

benefit Hoola Powder Bronzer £23.50, 30th November 2015

benefit Hoola Powder Bronzer £23.50

"I like to keep it natural in the day so I use a powder, whereas if I'm going out I tend to use something heavier, like a cream," Kady said.

"When you contour your should always start from the highest point [your temples] because you want to blend it down. You don't want loads of product on your cheeks. It will look ridiculous! It's good to suck your cheeks in."

Ah, so that's why she looks so beautiful at all times! Now, if you'll excuse us, we have a high-street to hit!

Watch Kady's full tutorial below.

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