Mishka Patel: In My Bag

Mishka Patel: In My Bag

TV presenter and model Mishka Patel has fast become one of SA’s most influential media moguls. Here’s a peek inside her beauty bag

What is your skin type?

I have combination skin. What is your morning and night skincare routine? I wash my face first thing in the morning and last thing at night. I always use a pre-cleanser to remove make-up, an eye make-up remover and then a cream cleanser, followed by a balancing toner. I then add either a collagen-rich day cream or a clarifying face balm at night. I always wear sunscreen during the day too.

What is your top tip for skincare?

Never ever sleep with make-up on and try to stay out of the sun if you can.

What is your personal skincare concern?

After having a cold (or in my case, a bad case of German Measles) this past winter, my forehead and cheeks dry out a LOT. I use a moisturising cream face mask twice a week.

What is your favourite feature on your face and one thing you would change if you could?

My favourite feature would be my eyes (because they’re quite big) and if I could change one thing, it would be to make the pores on my nose less visible. A good primer tends to help with this though. Mishka recommends: Estée Lauder The Mattifier Shine Control Perfecting Primer + Finisher (R475)

If you only had time to apply one make-up item to get you out the door, what would it be?

Mascara! Mishka recommends: Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara (R460)

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