In order to get flawless skin, you have to make a little more effort.
We often spend so much time on eyes and lips when prepping for a party that skin is overlooked.
“Put the emphasis on making your skin look flawless,” says MAC’s Gordon Espinet, “and you need less foundation, less concealer, less powder.”
Quick complexion boosters
To start your journey to party-ready skin, cleanse with your favourite facial wash, then apply The Body Shop Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask, R310 for 75ml, our new favourite, that leaves skin really smooth.
Tip: apply this jelly-textured mask with a foundation brush for an even coating.
Alternatively, give the Sorbet Cleansing and Energising Serum Mask, R59,95 a try.
For an extra spoil if budget allows, give your skin a once-over with Kanebo Sensai Silky Purifying Silk Peeling Mask, R945 for 90ml, for super dewy and supple skin.
Not matter how much of a rush you’re in, don’t forget to apply a make-up primer – one that reduces pores and fine lines, and makes skin super-smooth, keeping the foundation popped on top of it there for longer. Fact is, with technology today, this is a make-up essential not to be missed.
No matter how much of a rush you’re in, don’t forget to apply a make-up primer – one that reduces pores and fine lines, and makes skin super-smooth, keeping the foundation popped on top of it there for longer.
Over the top?
“The base needs to be sheer so that skin peeks through the make-up,” says Olay’s Bruce Grayson. Try a foundation that makes skin look like suede, not powdered, and incorporates silicone, which primes imperfections.
These options can be applied where you need them to even things out a little. It’s important to remember that not all foundations cover dark spots, so dab concealer on blemishes, to keep skin looking fresh.
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