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The Minimal Make-up Edit

One of the most challenging looks to achieve when it comes to make-up isn’t necessarily a smokey eye or winged liner; it’s a natural, barely there look. Gone are the days of full coverage foundation and super sharp brows carved out with concealer. Now, we’re all about a natural, dewy complexion, bushy brows and a soft glow. Want to know how to achieve that? Here are just a few of our favourite beauty enhancing make-up products…

Base

Finding the right base product is probably the most important step when you’re trying to achieve a minimal, natural make-up look as we want to avoid anything too full coverage or cakey. Go for a lightweight, tinted moisturiser or SPF like the Heliocare 360° Colour Oil Free Gel. Not only is this product going to protect your skin from UV rays, but it also provides natural, dewy coverage which lasts all day. It blends effortlessly over the skin and can hide redness and discolouration easily without becoming patchy or flaky. 

If you want some extra coverage, the Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer is the perfect weightless product to diffuse imperfections. This lightweight product provides full but natural coverage to camouflage dark circles, blemishes and pores without creasing or becoming patchy throughout the day.

It is important to set your base no matter what look you’re trying to achieve and a favourite setting product of ours is the MAKETHEMAKE Niacinamide Setting Powder. This almost undetectable powder is infused with skin-loving Niacinamide, which is going to make you more skin confident by improving the overall health of your complexion while blurring imperfections and creating a smooth surface that looks poreless and youthful. 

Bronze and Glow

Nothing makes us feel more skin confident than a sunkissed glow and the easiest way to achieve that is by using a natural bronzer, like the MAKETHEMAKE Vitamin C Soft Compact Bronzer. This versatile, creamy product is available in a variety of skin-flattering shades which effortlessly blend into the skin to create definition and add shape to the face. 

Eye-catching highlights are in the spotlight on social media and in tutorials right now, but if you’re not ready for a light-reflecting glow, try something a little more natural like the Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick. This easy to blend stick adds a natural and buildable sheen to the highpoints of the face such as the cheekbones, cupid’s bow and the tip of the nose, without being blinding. 

Brows

Full, bushy brows are all the rage right now, but not all of us are blessed with fluffy, dense eyebrows, so the new Revitalash Hi-Def Brow Pencil is our best friend when it comes to creating a natural, untamed look. This water-resistant, long-wearing product allows you to create customisable definition by adding hair like strokes to the brows to leave them looking fuller. 

Partner that with Hourglass’s Arch Brow Volumising Fibre Gel, which is a tinted gel infused with microfibres that attach to the eyebrow hairs. This gel makes the brows look full without flaking off throughout the day and you will leave you with the ultimate no-makeup-makeup fluffy brow.

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