In winter, skin seems to turn from a healthy, dewy glow into a black hole for any form of moisture that skims the surface, leaving the most concentrated moisturisers and serums helpless to combat dry patches. Yet, all the lotions and potions in the world can’t save you if you aren’t doing the ground work from the inside out! Here’s my winter make up 'cheat-sheet’ that will keep your skin looking primped and camera-ready well after winter work drinks are over.
2016 is upon us and if you haven’t yet thought about it (or think you might be just happy to continue the “no-makeup for me” look) just remember, there’s still a method to the makeup madness and a little bit if preparation goes a LONG way. Looking perfect without actually looking like you are trying looking perfect (does that even make sense?) takes a few basics to get you started so that you are #SKINFIT and fab in 2016!
It’s all about the glow this Summer and Gigi Hadid leads the pack in #skingoals.
Re-create Patrick Ta’s epic bronzed look that's perfect for hot days and balmy summer nights. Keep your foundation dewy with a mid coverage CC cream (see my review above of my favs) and then turn up the wattage on the highlight!
HOW TO DO IT
Skin is your main focus here and this look can be created a range of illuminating products, such as Benefit Cosmetics cult classic, High Beam, that imparts a subtle pink toned lustre to the skin. Becca also brings some light to the party with her cream Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal, which has a more golden hue for those rockin' a tan or our more olive-skinned sisters.
Make sure you add a healthy flush to the cheeks for a barely blushing look. I like Benefit's Sugarbomb peach tones and MAC's Warm Soul blush to give me a hint of colour without detracting from the strobe effect. For chiseled cheek bones, sculpt gently (!) with NARS’ famous Laguna bronzer.
If you want to up the ante, you can add even more light with MAC Cosmetics’ Soft’n’gentle Highlight powder or keep Becca in the loop with the pressed Shimmering Skin Perfector.
Eyes are understated here with some soft bronze and earthy tones and lashings of mascara to make them pop in the most demure way. Add slick of nude gloss from NARS - Chihuahua is a light peach tone that has more bubble than bite, and off you go!
The trick is to start slowly and add more as you need it. Like I always say,
“Highlight like the sun kissed your skin, not like a shiny disco ball smacked you in the face!”