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This season I’ve taken to using a light, barely there, foundation and concealer, a dusky taupe blush and boufing my hair with some powder at the roots. Sounds a bit Dolly Parton right, well that’s not the look I was going for, but hey.
Spring is here and I’m wanting to give my grey old skin a bit of a glow with some sun kissed products. Gone are the days of sunbathing til I burnt, now it’s all about factor 50 and make-up to ‘fake-up’ a tanned skin.
If you are wanting a gentle glow rather than a perma-tan, then read on to discover my beauty favourites….
Simple Pure Hydrating Serum – Super Drug £2.99
Yes, that’s is right. £2.99! Hailed as the one of the best serum’s on the market, this little Superdrug own brand serum is perfect for dehydrated skin. Simply Pure Hydrating Serum is designed to replenish and nourish sensitive skin. Enriched with calming Soothex and a fortifying Ceramide Blend, this hydrating formula helps to improve skin’s natural elasticity and suppleness for a smoother, more radiant complexion. And if Sali Hughes raves about it, it must be good. Buy a couple of bottles, as it generally goes out of stock fast.
Glossier Perfecting skin tint & stretch concealer duo – Glossier £29 or sold separately.
I can’t get enough of these two., which for someone who doesn’t really wear make-up, is a big revelation. Glossier is one of those brands who make beautiful products in beautiful packages. The Perfecting skin tint is so light that it doesn’t look like I’m wearing anything, yet, gives such coverage that it evens out skin tone and allows my face to glow with a hint of tan. The stretch concealer is marvellous, and can be worn on it’s own – which to be honest, I do most of the time.
Glossier Cloud Paint – £15
I bloody love a cream blush. A build-able, smudge-able cream which can make any skin bloom. I currently have two of these Cloud Paints, Beam and now Dusk. Dusk is a taupey beige colour, which is great to add a sun kissed smudge to my cheekbones, brown and nose. If I feel I want a rosy cheek after that, then I will add another blush on top, just to the apples of my cheeks.
Use this sparingly, otherwise your hair will be so stiff you will look like a mad professor! This loose powder is brilliant though, just puff a little directly onto the roots of dry hair and massage in with your finger tips. Giving full body and volume to limp locks.
New to me, I’ve never used a brush to apply make-up before. The classic foundation brush is designed with flat, dense bristles to apply liquid and cream colour for a smooth and flawless base. Cruelty free: EcoTools love our furry friends, EcoTools products are PETA certified, meaning we are 100 percent cruelty free and vegan.
During the summer I wear either a dark cherry red or black on my toe nails. Usually going to the nail bar to get gels. But this year I’ve discovered this £8 bottle of nail polish is just as good. And saves me £35 every other month!
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Images & Styling – by Lou Archell | Littlegreenshed Creative Studio