Beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin. And, in many cases, it begins and ends with one cult-favorite multitasking tool: our Calendula Solution Botanique.
“In Fiore is, by far, my favorite skincare line to use on film sets, as well as in my personal life,”
We thought we knew everything there was to know about this nourishing, glow-enhancing remedy, yet it continues to surprise us. Our favorite makeup artists – Gucci Westman, Pati Dubroff, Nicki Ledermann, and Violette among them – are constantly discovering new ways to incorporate Calendula Solution Botanique into their kits and their lives. (Violette even massages it into her belly as a relaxing and therapeutic nightly ritual).
This is not all that unexpected, as calendula has been known as a star healing ingredient for centuries, with benefits spanning the treatment of local skin conditions like minor burns, rashes, and cuts, to female hormonal health and the drainage of inflamed lymph nodes. As the ultimate believers in beauty from the inside out, we think this is pretty remarkable. And many makeup artists agree.Calendula Solution Botanique is becoming a mainstay in pro kits as some of the world’s most respected MUAs transition to natural products in an effort to find an alternative to the harsh ingredients in makeup that cause sensitivity and reactions on models’ skin.
An Impressive Anti-Ager
For those lucky to be blessed with healthy, balanced skin, Calendula Solution Botanique is also an impressive anti-ager. Packed full of antioxidants, this rich oil targets sun damage and age spots while smoothing existing scars and wrinkles, and generally, calms, brightens, and plumps the appearance of the skin. Massaged into the face, neck, and décolletage (and arms and legs and pretty much any other body part that needs a boost of brilliance) it creates a flawless, velvety base and preps the skin for makeup application.
The sun-kissed,“I woke up like this,” glow that illuminates big screens and glossy magazine pages? A swipe of Calendula Solution Botanique across cheek and brow bones, down the bridge of the nose, and at the Cupid’s bow imparts a dewy luminescence, even when applied on top of makeup.
How the Pros Use It
And the beauty benefits go on. The sun-kissed,“I woke up like this,” glow that illuminates big screens and glossy magazine pages? A swipe of Calendula Solution Botanique across cheek and brow bones, down the bridge of the nose, and at the Cupid’s bow imparts a dewy luminescence, even when applied on top of makeup. A few drops mixed with foundation create a sheer, balancing veil of color. Blended with a touch of lipstick, a custom blush is born, along with a youthful, lit-from-within warmth. And dabbed atop a powder or cream eye shadow, Calendula Solution Botaniquefashions an “undone” smoky eye that is strikingly seductive in its nonchalance.
With such a vast range of applications, it’s no wonder this coveted multitasking product has gained cult status in recent years. “In Fiore is, by far, my favorite skincare line to use on film sets, as well as in my personal life,” says Ledermann. “I’ve gotten entire casts hooked on the Calendula Solution Botanique.”