Wednesday, 12 August 2015

5 Minute makeup–cosmetics for a gorgeous glow

Trying to achieve a perfect glow – one that will last a while – when you’re short of time can be tricky.  You’ve seen it, we all have, when a shimmer becomes anything but subtle, with glittery, over pigmented, over shimmery bronzers, blushes and highlighters stating the obvious – that you tried too hard in a hurry.

Trish McEvoy Face ShapersGuerlain Terracotta Healthy Glow PowderShiseido Face Colour Enhancing Trio
Gorgeously glowing no-makeup makeup that’s done in a flash is difficult without the right products.  I’m always going up to the makeup girls saying I want to look more awake/radiant/fresh and ending up being made up with bronzers, highlighters and blushes that a) don’t last and b) are completely over the top.

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic BlusherUrban Decay Naked Flushed PaletteLaura Mercier illuminating powder

On my last visit to Dallas I decided enough was enough and discovered six products which really do the business.  What I’m looking for is products that are quick to apply, multi-tasking and instantly lift your face.  No one has the time to spend hours in front of the mirror.  The right products will do it all for you in five minutes….or less.

All of these are multi-taskers that do more than one thing, which if you’re read my beauty posts you’ll know I always look for if possible.  Use them separately, as bronze/blush/highlighter, or swoosh your brush lightly to mix them together and get an overall glow.