Thursday, 15 August 2013

Mastering the No Makeup look

Bare Makeup Look
Just like mastering the messy topknot (did you try it?), mastering the flawless "barely there" makeup look is going to prepare you for all occasions. Especially in the gym. Yes, women DO wear makeup in the gym. I'm not talking about red lips and lashings of eyeliner...that's just asking to end up looking like Lindsay Lohan after a night out. I'm talking about concealer, tinted moisturiser, a touch of blush or highlighter and a tinted lip balm. The basics! Choosing the right products is essential - not only so that you look good at the time, but so that you don't end up blocking the pores and ending up with blackheads and pimples. What to look out for? Mineral and cream-based products. BB creams are ideal as they moisturise, nourish and provide coverage. Vani-T and Laura Mercier make excellent concealers and lip colours. You know I love Illamasqua, but you may want to stick to their wild nail colours if you're going for the less-is-more look!


Recommended:

Laura Mercier Secret Concealer comes in six shades. It has a moisturising agent so it won't dry and make the skin look flaky. Perfect for around the eye area - look energised and awake even when you're not feeling it!







Vani-T Mineral Colour Stick in Gelati is a sorbet-sweet highlighting colour that applies easily and again, moisturises and doesn't block your skin. I have used Vani-T spray tan and swear by it. Just between you and me? This is even better. Long-lasting and brightens up your whole face. Comes in six shades, including berry through to terracotta.
Kiehl's BB Cream comes in three shades and is clinically proven to correct skin tone unevenness.

Finally, Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara won't leave black snail trails and doesn't clump - it's the holy grail of waterproof mascaras!

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