Indie Singer Freya Ridings Swears By This Little-Known $5 British Concealer


Freya Ridings

Ask the up-and-coming singer-songwriter Freya Ridings to describe her attitude toward beauty products in one word, and she will tell you without hesitation: obsessed. Our newest addition to Byrdie's list of 2018 beauty muses to watch is the rising London-based musician, whose soulful voice you may have stumbled across on Spotify in the form of a career-making cover of "Maps" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. And if not, trust us, it's worth a listen.

But what's also worth a listen is the 23-year-old's litany of beauty product recommendations: Spending the last couple years touring her music around the world has made Ridings a bit of a makeup and skincare experimenter. "Doing shows and touring has made me want to take my skin and health a lot more seriously," she tells me in a sultry British accent over the phone from the UK. "And getting to do my makeup for shows is so exciting and liberating. They're looks that you wouldn't normally do on a day-to-day basis."

Always on the hunt for under-the-radar beauty know-how, we grilled Ridings for her best tips and product recommendations, and she did not disappoint. Read on to discover the indie singer's favorite British drugstore makeup dupes, acne-fighting skincare, budge-proof glitter eye shadow, and more.