Do you ever feel like you look a little tired, perhaps your skin is lacking a GLOW but you don’t want to be caked in layers of makeup to try to hide it?
I have some clever and subtle tweaks that you can add into your makeup routine to help make a HUGE difference! Your skin will be transformed, yet still look really naturally beautiful!
One of the MOST important things you can do to keep your skin looking healthy and rested is to protect it from the elements – in EVERY season!
My go-to product that I use every day as a base underneath my makeup is Heliocare 360 – not only does it moisturise the skin, BUT it also provides protection against both UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays and has a high SPF of 50. PLUS, it protects the skin structure (defending against fine lines and wrinkles) and immune response.
This is ideal to use as a primer for the skin as it helps counterbalance any redness in the complexion and will soak into the skin leaving you with the PERFECT base to get started with your makeup!
I love using the Veil Illuminating Complexion Fix because it allows your natural skin to show through, whilst adding a sheer (yet buildable) coverage that perfects your complexion!
Use it to correct any redness or darkness under the eye, and it can even eliminate large pores, uneven skin tone and soften the look of wrinkles.
This is my ‘cheat’ for looking more rested that’s both quick and natural and will help brighten up your complexion allowing skin to breathe without the need of heavy foundations.
Watch the video (above) and find out exactly where I like to apply this product!
The Veil Complexion Fix comes in 3 skin adjusting shades (I used Shade N2 in the video)
A defined brow can really lift the eye and OPEN the whole face, making you instantly appear more awake and alert – and if you’ve NEVER tried it, take a look at the video to see what a difference it makes!
The palette of my choice is this Brow Wow Palette because not only is it available in 5 shades (two matte / two highlighter shades) according to your natural hair colour, but it also includes applicators to perfectly define each brow…a real ‘all-in-one’ product whether at home or on the go!
So if you want to know the secret to achieving a mini eyelift and full, elegant and more defined brows, then this may just be the product for YOU! Follow my tips in the tutorial on how to fill in your brows.
Once the brows have been defined, one step further to enhance the ‘facelift’ is to use the 3 Custom Colour Clarify Pencil!
Adding a subtle lightness underneath the brow with this pencil increases the eye-lift, and applying it around the tear duct area makes the eye appear brighter and more rested. To counteract any redness (which happens when we’re tired!) simply line your lower waterline with the pencil (as demonstrated in my video tutorial above) to make your eyes look brighter and fresher!
The 3 Custom Colour Clarify Pencil comes in two shades – Susan wears shade ‘light’.
TOP TIP: To really open up your eyes further, but in a more natural way – try experimenting with a brown mascara (especially if you have white, silver or very fair hair).
This Blinc Amplified Mascara comes in both ‘Black’ and ‘Brown’ so you can do high-impact or subtly natural depending on the look YOU prefer!
PLUS, it won’t smudge or transfer but will stay looking naturally pretty ALL day, giving you confidence and your eyes definition.
Watercolour Blush is a different type of blush than what you may be used to – it’s a delicate liquid wash of colour that lets your skin shine through revealing a natural, radiant and refreshed look.
I love using the shade ‘Passion’ because it’s guaranteed to suit every single skin tone, hair shade and eye colour thanks to its unique blend of flattering pink and peachy hues.
So to brighten up your look, simply dab a little of this clever multi-purpose blush and watch the effect it has on the WHOLE face!
PLUS… this blusher is so versatile that it can be used on your lips and eyelids too. Dab any extra from your hand (or take more if you need to) and simply pat onto clean dry lips and eyelids as in the video.
You can vamp up the lip look further by slicking on a bit of Lord and Berry Lip Potion over the top, following the below points:
Voila! Shiny, healthy and naturally pretty lips are YOURS!
I hope you enjoyed learning some of my expert makeup tips to help your complexion look more lifted, with brighter eyes and a relaxed and naturally rested look.
To recreate your own amazing BEFORE and AFTER shots, simply follow my tutorial at home…and get READY to take on the day!
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