The New Base
This season, bare-faced beauty takes centre stage and, with the flawless base seen throughout Fashion Month, it’s a trend that looks set to continue into Spring/Summer 2016. We’re not the only ones to have picked up on the trend and there have been some exciting new releases that will make the new base that much easier to achieve.
Speaking backstage at Anya Hindmarch SS16, make-up artist extraordinaire Val Garland emphasised; “It’s not about quick make-up anymore, it’s all about perfection. Treat your face like a canvas.” So, where to start? Moisture, moisture and more moisture – a perfect base always starts with hydrated skin. Nurse Jamie Clear 2 Clarifying Moisturizer works hard to both hydrate and promote complexion clarity for that perfect starting point; it even works well on sensitive skin without causing aggravation.
The latest secret weapons in our make-up arsenal, Bobbi Brown’s new Intensive Skin Serum Corrector and Concealer are wonder-product must-haves. These hybrid formulas are super-charged with potent ingredients used for centuries in Eastern medicine and packed with ultra-fine make-up pigments to effectively treat dark circles and provide beyond-beautiful coverage. Simply neutralise discolouration under the eyes with a bisque shade of the Corrector for blue and purple shadows or peach for brown and grey. Then lighten, brighten and even out skin tone with your shade of the Intensive Skin Serum Concealer.
Of course, the last step in the new base is flawless foundation, carefully applied for that ‘no make-up’ effect finish. Thanks to By Terry, that seemingly impossible task is made easy with the Light-Expert Clic Brush. Liquid foundation and applicator all-in-one, its clever ergonomic design guarantees flawless application every time. Or if you’re looking for the ultimate in multi-tasking, La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15 is our top pick. One part luxury foundation, one part professional-level concealer, it's infused with La Prairie’s legendary caviar extract to help shield skin from ageing factors as well as providing ultra-desirable sheer coverage. Providing the perfect combination of make-up and skincare, it’s an absolute must for this season’s flawless skin.
Got the base down? Simply add a touch of highlighter and rosy cheeks courtesy of Sensai’s Silky Highlighting Powder and SUQQU Face and Cheek Colour Palette for skin with a beautifully flushed, healthy glow. It’s flawless perfection made easy.
Shop our new base edit below.
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