‘Outlander’ star Caitriona Balfe’s must-have serums for radiant skin

  • Caitriona Balfe’s makeup artist Mary Wiles has shared the must-have beauty and skincare products she used to create Balfe’s glowing complexion for the Oscars.
  • All skincare products used are from Charlotte Tilbury, including Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer and Magic Serum Crystal Elixir.
  • All products are available at Sephora— and you can get free shipping on all orders using the code FREESHIP.

    When Caitriona Balfe struts down a red carpet, she always makes it look glamorous. And that’s exactly what the actress and producer did at the 2022 Oscars.

    Aside from her stunning ivory ruffled Louis Vuitton dress and chic lob hairstyle, the 42-year-old’s complexion was also a highlight of the evening. Luckily for us, her makeup artist, Mary Wiles, shared all the details on how she created Balfe’s glowing complexion, including the names of all the top-rated products she’s used.

    The range consists of all Charlotte Tilbury products: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream moisturizer, Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil and Beautiful Skin Liquid Foundation.

    Balfe’s red carpet beauty routine is so easy to follow, and you can recreate the exact look yourself, at home. To help you achieve your best radiant complexion, we break down each step of Balfe’s red skincare prep routine for the big night.

    She uses a moisturizing serum to prep her skin

    To prep Balfe’s skin, Wiles used Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir.


    Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir

    Charlotte Tilbury


    The face serum is infused with a blend of powerful ingredients including Vitamin C (which works to brighten skin) and Polyglutamic Acid (which works to hydrate skin). However, its key ingredient is a unique peptide blend called Replexium, which has been designed to target and treat wrinkles, for a more youthful-looking complexion, according to the brand.

    “Vitamin C helps produce collagen (which keeps skin firm and reduces the appearance of wrinkles) and protects skin from sun damage and dark spots,” says Ranella Hirsch, MD, board-certified dermatologist based in Boston, in a previous interview for Prevention. “Between these varied functions, the majority of people can benefit from vitamin C in their skin care routine.”

    Then a moisturizer

    Using Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer, Wiles applies the product all over Balfe’s face. Designed specifically for mature skin, this moisturizer includes a powerful dose of hyaluronic acid, to help plump skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It also includes Vitamin C and E to help brighten and even skin tone, and Bionymph Peptide Complex, an ingredient that improves skin smoothness.

    Charlotte Tilbury

    Moisturizing Magic Cream

    Charlotte Tilbury


    The moisturizer is also loved by Sephora customers, receiving a 4.4-star rating and tons of rave reviews. Shoppers love the blend of skin-nourishing ingredients and the softness it leaves on their face.

    “I have normal to dry skin. This moisturizer feels thick yet fluffy on the skin. It absorbs very well. My skin felt very hydrated after use and didn’t leave it sticky,” wrote one satisfied customer.

    She amps up the glow using face oil

    To brighten and add a healthy glow to the skin, Wiles uses Collagen Superfusion Face Oil.

    Charlotte Tilbury

    Collagen Superfusion Face Oil

    Charlotte Tilbury


    Enriched with a unique collagen matrix, powerful plant extracts (avocado and olives to nourish the skin), vitamins, superfood seed oils and soothing essential oils, this miracle facial oil works to give you radiant and hydrated skin. It’s suitable for all skin types thanks to its herbal ingredients, and you can use it day or night or whenever your skin needs extra hydration.

    The brand also notes that the oil reduces the appearance of wrinkles and redness by up to 80%.

    Finally, she covers the pores with foundation

    To create the perfect base for the rest of Balfe’s makeup application, Wiles applies Beautiful Skin liquid foundation all over the star’s face.

    Similar to face cream, it is also formulated with hyaluronic acid to attract and lock moisture into the skin. Plus, its formula is infused with a rose floral complex ingredient that targets all signs of skin stress, including dullness, dryness, pigmentation, and dark circles.

    Charlotte Tilbury

    Beautiful skin foundation

    Charlotte Tilbury


    Available in over 25 shades, this foundation provides medium coverage for up to 16 hours and gives off a beautiful, natural glow.

    And that’s all! An easy and affordable beauty routine endorsed by celebrities. If it’s good enough for Balfe and his makeup artist, it’s definitely good enough for us!

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