What I Put On My Face is Mamamia’s celebrity beauty series that takes you inside the beauty cabinets of some of Australia’s most influential women. From what skincare products they use to their go-to makeup tips, it’s a pervy look at exactly what they put on their face. And body. And hair. You get the idea.
This week, we spoke to Martha Kalifatidis. If you’re a Married at First Sight fan (no judgement here), you’ll remember Martha as one of the most extra contestants from MAFS 2019. And regardless of whether reality TV is your cup of tea or not, there’s no denying Martha knows her stuff when it comes to beauty.
The makeup artist and beauty influencer gave us her best makeup, skincare and haircare product recommendations, as well as some hilarious insights into what it was like wearing those Kardashian-style hair extensions.
You can watch Martha sharing the advice she’d give to her five-year-old self in the video below. Post continues after video.
Martha’s skincare routine.
I have oily skin, really oily skin, actually. Big pores, it’s that European sort of skin type. But lately, I’ve found I’m getting dry, probably because I’m 31 and things are starting to dry up. My skin’s also reactive to things like foods, gluten and dairy, and I get really red down the bottom of my cheeks. And wine flushes me so badly, so I drink organic and preservative-free wine and I don’t get the redness.
I love the NIP+FAB Vitamin C Fix Cleanser. It’s gentle, but thorough. Generally, I find it’s hard to get both together. It’s either something that strips you down to the bone or something so gentle you’ve still got makeup left on your skin. It’s not foaming or a gel that will strip the skin. It does brighten the skin, too. I use chemical exfoliants like the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant and the NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads. If you’ve not used these two products, I don’t think we can be friends. I’ve been using them since as far as I can remember. I used to work at Mecca and they stock the Dr Dennis Gross peel pads that are $200 a box. Customers used to always come in and ask ‘what do you use?’ and I’d be like, ‘go to the chemist and get these cheaper peel pads’.