The glossy eye makeup look is perfect when paired with a tranluscent base for the skin to achieve an all-over freshness & polished finish. Follow our bite-size beauty tips on tried & tested beauty products to ensure you create a photo ready finish that lasts all day.
Firstly you’ll need to tidy the eye area of any unevenness or dark circles. Earlier this year, we were delighted to see Yves Saint Laurent have finally produced 6 more of their Touche Eclat pens for greater coverage across all skin tones. Apply on bare skin or over make-up, then blend with the fingertips for instant radiance and freshness. £1 from the sale of this product will be donated to Breast Cancer Campaign, a charity registered in England, exclusively at Debenhams.
A loose powder foundation made from pure, micronised minerals with no additives — zero irritants, it works wonders, yet looks like beautiful bare skin. If you dislike the look and feel of traditional makeup but want to cover imperfections or uneven skin tone Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Original Foundation is for you. With SPF 15 this foundation will also protect your skin against the sun’s harmful rays. It’s innovative formula looks like a powder, feels like a cream and buffs on like silk, giving skin a natural luminosity. With 20 shades to choose from Bare Escentuals quite literally has it covered, available at Martyn Maxey.
Jane Iredale Eye Gloss Liquid Eye Shadows, £11
These beauties add sparkle and absolute crease-resistance. Smooth and luxurious, they won’t crease or smear and will stay on until you take them off. You can view the skin swatches here & purchase them in the UK at The Cosmetic Practice at £11 , competitively priced compared to other UK stockists online.
A super lengthening and volumising mascara, Max Factor have long been heralded for their excellent mascaras and this ‘best of both worlds’ twist on the classic False Lash Effect mascara is exactly that. The slightly longer hairs on the wand coat and separate each eyelash strand creating a plush flutter of fuller, longer lashes without any clumps or smudging. Just what we needed! Available at Superdrug
Illamasqua Lipstick in Maneater, £15.50
A classic cherry-red, highly pigmented (matt finish) shade glides on deceptively easily, leaving a silky-smooth layer of bold colour that refuses to budge, while keeping lips feeling soft and comfortable throughout the day. You can feel the quality in this product, so yes, it might not be the cheapest, but it’s definitely worth the expense available at Illamasqua