I'm a big collector of beauty products, I love trying out the latest formulations and anything with beautiful packaging feels right at home on my top shelf. That being said, when it comes to my own routine, I like to keep things pretty simple. Unless I'm getting ready for a special event, I like to try and keep my routine to 5 minutes. It works well for me when I am rushing (which is most days!) and keeping things light means I don't usually have to reapply during the day. Wins all round!
This is the look I have been frequenting for the last few weeks of summer, it's all about a natural glow that still lets your skin shine through, and just a touch of colour on the lip.
The key to a smooth application is a good base, so I start by mixing a drop or two of oil into my moisturiser. It hydrates the skin and makes for a great primer. My current favourites are Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream and Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil.
I tend to alternate between tinted moisturiser and foundation, and on the weekends I skip in favour of letting my skin breathe. I'm pretty fussy when it comes to the perfect base, but recently I was introduced to Giorgio Armani Power Fabric. It gives a nice finish (matte but not dry) and has a velvet-like application. I also love how it feels so light but gives quite good coverage. I apply one light layer on my face, followed by a touch of RMS Un-Cover Up Concealer where needed.
Using my finger, I blend a touch of RMS Lip2Cheek in Promise into the apples of my cheek, sweeping up towards the cheekbone. I then apply a sweep of Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick in Bronze along my cheekbone (using the bottom colours of the palette) and a light sweep on my brow bone just above the eyes (using the top two colours). I also love to use RMS Living Luminizer to quickly brighten up my complexion, I use a little bit on my finger to highlight the top of my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, inner corner of my eyes and cupid's bow.
The final finishing touches... I brush up my brows, apply a light coat of MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Mascara and add some colour to my lips with Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Sexy Sienna.
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Matin Blouse | Loewe Earrings
Photos by Rohan Peterson