1. Preparation is key - invest a little time preparing your skin & you'll notice the difference not only in how your make up sits, but in how long it lasts throughout the day. Of course great preparation starts with quality skincare, but that's a conversation for another day! Prep your skin for make up application with a quality primer - one that hydrates & refines your skin's texture so that product that follows sits on an even, smooth canvas. My pick...Lancome La Base Hydra Glow Primer, which not only plumps, but injects a little radiance too.
3. Blend to perfection - we've all seen it; poor foundation blending leads to unsightly, uneven coverage & dirty-looking tide marks (never a pretty look!). Give yourself enough time to blend your foundation well up into your hairline and down your neck & décolletage. And when you think you've got it? Blend a little more.
4. Keep your secrets - a good concealer is akin to a cosmetic secret weapon. We all have imperfections we'd rather not advertise, be they dark under-eye circles, sun spots or blemishes. With a little handiwork they are easily disguised! The perfect choice...Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, an iconic two-tone palette that allows you to customise the perfect concealer colour.
5. Glow! Nothing screams healthy skin like a little luminosity. Be warned though, there is a big difference between shine & glow...apply your highlighter to the top of your cheekbones, brow bone & collarbone for a natural, beautiful look. Benefit High Beam is glow-in-a-bottle perfection, a pinky, liquid highlighter just perfect for raising cheekbones & complementing brows.