A light-reflecting, perfecting foundation that covers flaws and evens out skin tone. Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation by L’Oréal is a safe bet. Use your fingertips to apply to skin, then dab with a sponge to remove any excess.
A flawless finish, rosy lips, pink-blushed cheeks and eyes made up in neutral shades…in short, the ‘no makeup’ look is making a big comeback this spring. Here are a few makeup bag essentials for an on-trend look this season.
A primer that can be applied before foundation to reduce the appearance of pores and leave skin looking smooth and matte. We recommend Base Miracle Pore Minimizing Primer by Lise Watier. Its silky finish helps minimize excess shine in the T-zone.
A corrector like Portfolio by Lise Watier, which includes a palette of five shades that are applied after your foundation to reduce the appearance of blemishes and minor imperfections. The greenish colour neutralizes redness, the beige can be used to sculpt the face, the yellow hides those bluish dark circles, whereas the ivory is for even darker under-eye discolouration and the lilac shade illuminates the contours of the face.
A blush that bestows a healthy glow to your cheeks, such as complexion-enhancing Sunkissed Duo by Jouviance. Try the pinkish shade, or use a brush to blend both colours and then apply to the apples of your cheeks in a circular movement.
An eyebrow pencil to structure your look. Shape your brows by removing any stray hairs, then brush them and, using a pencil that’s the same colour as your natural eyebrows, fill in any sparse areas and define the contours. We recommend the Accent pencil by Marcelle.
Eyeshadow in neutral tones to get a different look every time. With its 12 shades, ranging from light to dark, The Nudes palette by Maybelline allows you to create a variety of looks, from sombre to extravagant. You can even apply an amazing smoky eye using beige tones—but keep it subtle.
An eyeliner for those of you who aren’t too keen on eyeshadow. With Mineral Eyeliner by Personnelle, you can up the intensity of your look by drawing a thin line close to the roots of your upper lashes.
A long-lasting mascara like Sur-Mesure by Jouviance. Apply it from the roots to the tips of your lashes in a sweeping movement towards the outside of your eye. For an intense and sophisticated look, go for two coats.
A lipgloss that can be worn alone or paired with a nude lipstick. We like the gel texture of Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector by Clarins in Rose Shimmer. Not only does it give you luscious lips, it keeps them hydrated too!
A makeup setting spray that will keep skin looking impeccable all day long. Simply spritz Infallible Pro-Spray & Set by L’Oréal over your skin after applying your foundation, making sure to keep the bottle about 40 cm from your face.