BARELY THERE: What’s in my beauty bum bag.
A cooler climate calls for makeup to be applied with a light touch. Avoid a built up, cakey looking complexion this winter by following these three key commandments designed to deliver big on fresh face feels.
Consider Your Base
No matter what formula you gravitate towards, be it a foundation, BB or CC Cream, look for one with hydrating benefits. These formulas tend to blend into the skin more naturally rather than sitting on top. Fluid Splash 3-in-1 Foundation is ideal for dry, sensitive skin types. The oil free, water based lightweight formula is free from parabens and mineral oils, ensuring your skin is protected from within.
Makeup is at its most powerful when used to enhance rather than conceal. Barely there makeup isn’t about throwing out your favourite coral blush or never wearing a red lip; instead choose your favourite feature and play tribute to that. Mascara is a staple item in most women’s makeup wardrobes for its ability to add definition and open the eyes, for a wide awake look. Lashxtend Mascara’s unique formula forms ‘tubes’ around each lash for ultra glossy, longer looking lashes that will not smudge, clump or flake. And the best part? It’s easily removed using just warm water.
Pick Your Colours with Care
Think sheer. Hints of colour can be just as impactful as dense pigments. A wash of peach on the apples of the cheeks for a youthful flush or smudge of charcoal grey eyeshadow pressed into the lash line for an effortless night time look. Gloss is having a major comeback globally; mirror ball shine, shimmer particles and holographic finishes. Lip Lacquer in Creme Brulee is the perfect browny/pink shade of nude for adding depth to the lips in an unobvious fashion.