Prep Skin With Hydration
For makeup to go on smoothly on the skin, your skin needs to be well-hydrated. However, putting on more moisturiser before your foundation makes your skin too greasy and instead of staying put, your makeup would slide off. If your skin feels dry, use a facial mist to help hydrate skin. Look for a face mist with hydrating properties like the Caudalie Beauty Elixir.
Now in a limited-edition bottle designed in collaboration with fashion designer Jason Wu, this mist contains a moisturising blend of essential oils like peppermint, orange blossom, rose and rosemary. Suitable for all skin types, this paraben-free formula also has grape pulp extract to boost skin radiance. $67 (100ml).
Use a primer like the Shu Uemura Stage Performer Block:booster SPF 50 PA+++, $65, before applying your foundation. A makeup primer would help to glide over the skin, blurring out imperfections like enlarged pores and other blemishes. This antioxidant-rich primer helps to set the look for the perfect un-made-up look, and protects the skin against UV rays.
Use Luminous Foundation
For a fresh look, reach for a foundation that offers a healthy radiance over your complexion. Your skin begins to look like it’s glowing from within with the makeup primer blurring any blemishes and a luminous foundation reflecting light off your complexion. Try the Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation, $77, and Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation in Beige, $68, and use just a small amount to avoid looking like you are wearing makeup.
If you see any obvious dark spot, scar or dark circles under your eyes, dab on a creamy, liquid textured concealer like IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer, $42. Blend lightly and later a bit of concealer at a time. Too much concealer will make you look overly made up.
Dab On Lip Balm
A sheer rosy shade on your lips would complete the bare-faced look. You can either use a rose-tinted lip balm like RMK Lip Care Color UV Stick in #02 Pink Shell or #05 Light Red, $39.
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