Influencer Jessica Skye Shares Her Little Black Beauty Book

Influencer Jessica Skye Shares Her Little Black Beauty Book

It's no surprise Jessica Skye has more than 90k followers on Instagram. Balancing her love for fashion and beauty, she’s a girl in the know when it comes to the latest launches and under-the-radar brands. Here, she shares her all-time favourite beauty treatments, go-to products, and the hair salon she swears by…

For Hair Cut & Colour…

I only recently started dying my hair again after a two-year hiatus. My go-to colour is a deep, chocolate brown and to create it, I rely on the geniuses at my local hairdressers, Paul Henri. 


For Skin Treatments…

Facials are my favourite treatment and I’ve had my fair share of them over the years. I love the Skinworks City Cleanse Facial – with salons closed for now, they also do a DIY kit, so I can still get my fix. It includes microdermabrasion and a peel for the ultimate deep clean and glow. I’m a big fan of the Hydra facial, too – it does wonders for anyone with acne-prone or dehydrated skin. 

City Cleanse Facial Kit, £133 | PCA Skin

For A Flawless Base…

There are two items I always buy on repeat. First is the Chanel Les Beige Freshwater Tint. It’s the perfect canvas for under your foundation as it works like a primer, evening out your skin tone before you apply your base make-up, or in the summer, you can wear it solo for a fresh-looking glow. I love Clinique’s Chubby Stick in Curvy Contour, too. It’s a cream formula and sits on my skin beautifully, unlike some powder bronzers. 

Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour, £21 | Clinique

For Hydrated Hair…

I am seriously late to the party, but I recently tried the Olaplex shampoo, conditioner and hair mask, which has been a game-changer. Every time I wash and blow dry my hair, it’s like I’ve just walked out of the salon. It leaves my hair so smooth and shiny. If you’re thinking of making the investment, I promise it’s worth it. 

No 3 Hair Perfector, £26 | Olaplex

For Brittle Nails…

As an avid shellac wearer (I’ve been getting them for almost 10 years), my nails have become quite weak and dry. I decided at the beginning of the first lockdown to give them the break they deserved. I’m currently using the Jessica Nail Phenomenon Oil and I can’t recommend it enough. Not only does it moisturise ragged cuticles, it strengthens and hydrates your nails, too. 

Phenomen Oil Intensive Moisturiser, £9.50 | Jessica

For Groomed Brows…

The big bushy brow look is very me, so I never pluck my own. Day to day, I hold them in place using MAC’s Clear Brow Gel and if I want to add more depth, I’ll use the Chanel Brow Palette Sourcils in medium. It doubles up as an eyeshadow, too.

Brow Set, £16.50 | MAC

For Repeat Purchases…

The one product I’ll never be without is Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish. I’ve used this for years and it’s still my go-to – it just delivers on its promise. It works for all skin types too, and is a true staple in any skincare routine. 

Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser, £12.40 | Liz Earle

For Fragrance…

I’m a huge fan of Diptyque and love all their candles and fragrances. My go-to is Philosykos and has been for years.

Philosykos Eau De Toilette, From £75 | Diptyque

For Sudden Breakouts…

Simply buying the new ‘it’ foundation won’t give you a flawless complexion. You need to take care of your skin so it doesn’t look dry and flaky underneath your base make-up. It all starts with your skincare routine. I always use a hyaluronic acid to give my skin a burst of hydration, then I go in with La Roche Posay’s Effaclar H Moisturiser. It’s brilliant for acne-prone skin, but also general inflammation and flare-ups.

Effaclar H Moisturiser, £17 | La Roche-Posay 

For Anti-Ageing… 

I’ve tried my fair share of skincare products over the years, and now I’m in my 30s, I know what products and ingredients my skin loves and hates. In terms of anti-ageing, I swear by The Organic Pharmacy’s Retinol Night Serum. I use it once a week and it always gives my complexion a fresher look in the morning. I also swear by SPF daily, come rain or shine. Caudalie’s Anti-Wrinkle Skincare Factor 50 is the best – it never leaves my skin feeling tacky and it sits well under make-up, too.

Retinol Night Serum, £32 | The Organic Pharmacy

For An Indulgent Treat…

Last March I started using the Current Body LED Face Mask. This particular one uses red and infra-red light to target fine lines and wrinkles. And I’ve noticed significant results – my skin feels toned and generally looks much brighter, too. It comes with a hefty price tag, but it lasts for years, so it feels like a worthy investment.

Skin LED Light Therapy Mask, £265 (was £349) | CurrentBody 

For Glowing Skin…

For a natural, glow-y base, I love Rodial’s Soft Focus Glow Drops underneath my foundation. It’s the product to use if you want dewy, glass-like skin. In the summer months, I like to up the ante with Vita Liberata’s Beauty Blur. I wear this on its own with just a little concealer.  

Soft Focus Glow Drops, £50 | Rodial

For A DIY Facial…

Over the last few months, I’ve really tried to get on top of my skin – with the added stress of life and ‘maskne’, I’ve been suffering with lots of breakouts. So, every morning I use a gua sha and a facial oil. This has helped with puffiness and breakouts. I use the Mount Lai Gua Sha and switch between the Augustinus Bader facial oil and The Organic Pharmacy one for extra slip.

The Jade Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool, $28 | Mount Lai

For Unwinding In Lockdown…

Every evening I will always have a bath – I actually cannot switch off without having one. I chuck in a generous amount of Susanne Kaufmann’s oil which is infused with the most incredible essential oils. It’s the ultimate mood lifter and always puts me into relaxation mode. I also love This Works Deep Sleep Shower Gel. It’s great if you struggle with sleep. Finally, the Wildflower CBD Cool Stick is essential for me – it soothes aches and pains and eases weary joints.

Oil Bath For The Senses, £25 | Susanne Kaufmann

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