Meet Lord Gavin, The Facial Masseur Responsible For Making A-List Stars Look Snatched For The MET Gala. Plus, His Red Carpet Meditations and The Real-Life (Braveheart-Adjacent!?) Family History That You Have To Hear to Believe

Breaking Beauty Podcast

May 1 2024 • 57 mins

Lord Gavin McLeod-Valentineis one of the most in-demand celebrity facial masseurs, – and he’s just as intriguing as his name suggests. Dubbed “King of Red-Carpet Skin-Prep” by Elle Magazine, we’re getting all of the best tips he’ll be using to finesse famous faces for the upcoming MET Gala. (Most recently, he worked with Lily Gladstone and Emily Blunt for their Oscars’ run). But first, the Augustinus Bader ambassador shares his fascinating life story as a descendent of Mary Queen of Scots, mentee to the late Isabella Blow, and you’ll hear about the one time that Kim Kardashian gave him a royal blue bottle that would change his career forever.


Plus, you’ll discover:

  • The fascinating backstory behind his Scottish lineage – straight from the Braveheart movie (no joke.)
  • Intimate details behind the skin pro’s poignant friendship with the late, great Isabella Blow, and what he learned from the British fashion legend.
  • The difference between a traditional esthetician and a “facial masseur,” along with the exact protocol that Lord Gavin uses to get famous clients red carpet ready, from awakening fascia to guided meditation.
  • Real talk: Why Lord Gavin isn’t a fan of slugging, jade rollers or micellar cleansers.
  • The insider’s top reco’s for SPF, his favourite drugstore buy and the discontinued product that he misses most.
  • Follow us on Tiktok to see an exclusive tutorial from Lord Gavin on how to give yourself a mini lifting facial – in less than five minutes.


Come Watch With Us!You are officially invited to our first ever YouTube Premiere to view the Lord Gavin x Breaking Beauty episode in action. Join us on Wednesday, May 1st at 8pm ET right here to watch and react with us LIVE in the comments.

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