When it comes to getting that dewy, healthy glow, a lot of people underestimate the power of skin prep, but it’s so vital. First things first, grab an exfoliating powder like Givenchy’s Hydra Sparkling One-Minute Glow Wonder, £29.50, to boost your circulation and slough off dead skin cells – this will brighten your complexion and get rid of any dry, dull skin leaving you with a beautiful base.
During fashion week models were given facials prior to their makeup – this is something you should try to incorporate into your regime too. Instead of a moisturiser opt for a face oil like Caudalie’s Premier Cru The Elixir, £49, and spend a few minutes massaging this into your face. Not only will this seriously hydrate your skin, but the movements will stimulate blood flow and start to get you glowing.
Clarins’ Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base, £26.50, is an illuminating liquid that also works to correct and even your skin tone. You want to use primers which have a slight pearly sheen, as these will brighten your complexion – steer clear of mattifying primers. Mix a drop or two of this into your foundation and apply using your fingers – skin on skin application is another trick makeup artists swear by backstage to get models looking luminous.
Avoid any matte makeup products or powders and stick to cream blushers, shadows and bronzers as light better reflects off these. Stila’s Convertible Colour in Camellia, £16, is a natural looking peachy brown blush which also doubles up as a lip tint – it’s always in my bag!
Put your bronzer brush down, and, if you don’t already have one, go get Nars The Multiple, £29. It’s a magical makeup stick that can be used as a bronzer, blusher, highlighter – basically whatever you want it to be. Palm Beach is a golden, light bronze shade, apply it bellow your cheekbones, on the sides of your temples and blend. Keep your eye makeup minimal and use a natural brown eyeshadow if any at all – you want all eyes to be on your skin. Do be prepared for endless complements on your radiant complexion.