I used to be the kinda girl that wouldn't go out of the house without a high coverage foundation but lately that has all changed. I've really been loving the look and feel of a lighter base and I've discovered a few products along the way that creates that radiant skin that I'm sure every girl craves, me included.
There's something rather satisfying about a lighter base. It feels so lightweight. Not heavy at all like many high coverage foundations tend to be. My go to foundation for glowy skin is a bargain at just £6.99, the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation. I'm not going to go into it too much as I have a full review but it gives the look of illuminating skin and also is a light to medium coverage. It doesn't cover up my imperfections quite but that's what a concealers for right? It's incredible for the price. I'd even go so far as to say it's a dupe for the NARS Sheer Glow foundation.
I feel so silly about this particular concealer as I left it in the back of my muji drawers for quite a while as I didn't quite 'get it' on first application. Ever since I decided to give it another try, well let's say I fell in love with it and it's the high end and coveted NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. I cringe at the price of the concealer(it's £23) but it's worth the price tag. I have the lightest shade, Chantilly, and it is ever so creamy and gives me just the right amount of coverage. I apply it under my eyes and on my blemishes and acne scarring and it does the job well. It has a brightening effect which makes the under eyes look much brighter and make me look more awake which is something that is needed after a short sleep looking after a four month old.
On to blush! Well if you've read yesterday's post you'll understand that I'm completely obsessed with them lately so it's only right I include not one, but two of my favourites. First up is my all time favourite Sleek Rose Gold Blush. It's a stunning rose gold/coral shade with golden shimmer particles within it that translates ever so beautifully on the skin. It's highly pigmented which means a light hand is needed. There is absolutely no need for a highlighter as its pretty much a multi purpose product.
My newest blush discovery which you may have seen in Monday's post if you're a regular reader is the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush. Yet again I don't want to say too much as you can read that full review. But I particularly love the shade Lovely Pink at the moment. It's a light baby pink that gives a natural pinky glow to the cheeks. It's not overwhelmingly glowy as such, it's more on the subtle side.
Lastly is the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle. I have used it pretty non stop since Spring arose. I've had mine for well over a year and I'm not even close to hitting pan yet. It's a gorgeous champagne shade and works well at highlighting the top of my cheek bones, the bridge of my nose and my cupids bow. Basically anywhere that the sun tends to hit my face. If you're looking for the perfect highlighter for Spring/Summer you can check out my Top Highlighter Picks.
What are your five products to achieve radiant skin?