Fresh spring foundation routine

Caution: Blinding.

 As with every day there is more hope to see sunshine through the window and the Kardashian-like glow has hit its peak on social, it is about time to think about how are you going to spark this spring. Spoiler – it’s gonna bling.

The one  lift-me-up type of product you need this spring for your skin is a liquid illuminator. And here’s a guide on fresh, blinding complexion, step by step.

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Soap & Glory Vitamin C Facial Wash and Speed Plump Moisturiser

Prep

To get a flawless base with any finish it is vital to clean the face and lightly exfoliate before applying makeup. Followed by a boost of moisture to insure that the product goes on smoothly and is not clinging to any dryness. Personal favourites – Vitamin C face wash followed by Speed Plump moisturiser from Soap and Glory. The combo ideally preps normal to dry skin, leaving the canvas with a fresh silky finish.

                     

   Prime

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NYX Pore Filler & Bourjois Paris Sculpt Light Strobing Highlighter

Depending on your skin type, the primers might vary. For normal/dry skin a great combo that I found is the NYX Pore Filler for my nose and cheek area, combined with the star of the show – the Sculpt Light Strobing Illuminator from Bourjois, over the other parts of the face. The product is different from their highlighting Light primer, as this one is more luminous and gives the skin a naturally frosty and look while still smoothing all textures.

Even out

Less is more, so to achieve a dewy look, use a bb/cc cream instead of a full-on foundation. Personal favourite combo: L.A. Girl Pro BB Cream + H&M Beauty Sponge. The two will naturally even out the skin tone while giving any previously applied highlight to shine through. And bonus, both of the products come at a very affordable price.

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L.A. Girl PRO b.b. cream and H&M Precision Sponge. Combine with the liquid illuminator to enhance glow on certain areas or mix in for an all-over light boost!

 Conceal

Correct any darkness under the eyes with a dab of illuminating concealer. You could also bring it on the cheekbones, to lighten up the area which would reflect more light. Apply with a damp sponge for more natural coverage.

The Dream Lumi from Maybelline is, in my opinion, one of the best concealers out on the high-street. It is also possibly a dupe for the  famous YSL Touche Éclat.

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H&M Precision Sponge with Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer

Illuminate

Obviously. For a super-glow, apply another layer of the liquid highlighter  on the high points of your face and lock it in with a powder formula. If you’re going for a less “in-your-face” look, than skip one or the other.

If you have the budget to splurge on one higher end product, I suggest you go for a good powder illuminator/highlighter. Unlike liquids, powders last much longer, and the shades are normally very universal, as one product can work as eyeshadow, illuminator and lip highlight.

Finally, plump the lip with your favourite balm for an all-over fresh glow.

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MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Showgold, Bourjois Sculpt Light Illuminator, Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm

Set the makeup in accordance to your skin needs using powder, spray, or both….

 And Blind.

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