Beauty

BEAUTY DIARY: YONCA ÇALLI

“I learned to do the right make-up over the years. Since my skin tone is warm, I also use warm tones in my make-up.”

What is your grooming ritual that makes you feel the most proper?

I have a skin care routine that I apply to my skin every morning and evening. For 5-6 years, I have been trying to do it without skipping a day. The products I use in the morning and evening are almost exactly the same. First of all, I clean my skin with a facial cleansing foam and apply a tonic. In the morning, I apply a day serum and moisturizer, and in the evening, I apply a night serum and a heavier moisturizer to complete my routine.

What colors and works do you use most in your make-up?

I think I’ve learned over the years to do truth makeup. The products and tones I have used for years are exactly the same. I don’t go on many adventures when it comes to makeup. Since my skin tone is warm, I prefer warm products. Brown eyeliner and eyeshadow, plum mascara and peach blush are about.

What should be considered when choosing a color in make-up? What colors would you recommend compared to skin and hair color?

There are some facts in this bet that are not known much but are very important. In fact, we need to make up according to our skin color rather than skin and hair color. Take, for example, two blonde-blue-eyed women. While cool eye shadows containing magenta and fuchsia lipsticks suit someone, these tones may look too pale for someone else, making that person look older and tired than they are. In short, colors that are suitable for the skin color and that will not create contrast with the colors – hair, eyes, eyebrows, eyelashes, on the contrary, will provide integrity should be preferred.

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Gold glitter dry oil, $270, NUXE

What raises your energy and what makes you feel better?

One of the best things for me is to start the day early. Quickly after waking up, I go to the mirror and do my skin care routine, then I’m ready for sports and the day. Dreaming also makes me feel perfect.

What are the products that you say are always in my bag, everywhere at any time?

Hand cream, lip balm and sunscreen. This trio is in my bag forever.

Sunscreen, 295 TL, CAUDALIE

What are the must-have items in your summer holiday bag?

I can say sunscreen and bronzer. I love bronzing products and oils with a golden glow.

Which scents do you like most in perfume?

Whatever scents I like to smell in nature, it is exactly the same in this perfume. I love fruit and flower scents. I also have a different passion for citrus and coconut.


Orange Blossom Cologne, 100 ml, $1495, JO MALONE


Written by Nilay Yalçınkaya

Taken from ELLE Turkey June 2022 issue.