By Natasa Colo
Late nights, not eating right and cutting corners on your beauty routine can take away from your natural glow. Don’t panic! You can get it back. We have our top picks of foundations, illuminators and all things radiance boosting to get you glowing again.
So here’s the deal. To get the glow, you’ve got to put in the effort. It’s not just about faking it. Good, glowing skin starts off with good skincare and habits.
Prevage Clarity Targeted Skin Tone Corrector
The latest from skin experts Prevage is designed to dramatically even out skin tone and that is exactly what it does! This skin perfector minimises dark spots and skin discoloration for a more even-toned, younger looking skin.
RRP $210 from David Jones and Myer stores nationally.
Ella Bache Démaquillant d’Eclat Radiance Makeup Remover
An effective liquid make-up remover specially formulated for the face, eyes and lips. Suitable for all skin types, this cleanser will leave even the most sensitive skin types feeling refreshed and clean. Your skin will feel hydrated, calm and smooth with ingredients that will help take off the day and maintain skin suppleness.
RRP $49 from David Jones and salons nationally. Available from April 1st 2012
Estee Lauder- Illuminating Perfecting Primer
Want a primer that adds instant brightness and radiance to the skin? Try Estee Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer. This excellent glow getter enables makeup to look smooth, fresh, and flawless every time. How? Soft-reflection optics minimise the look of pores and flaws to create even skin tone. Special hydrators and skin-soothing Vitamin E, rice-bran extract and shea butter nourish and perfect. Best of all, this little beauty is suitable for all skin types.
RRP $48 from David Jones and leading pharmacies. Available from Apr 22, 2012
Rimmel London- Wake Up and Glow Foundation
The light and smooth texture of this formulation glides on easily to give a 100% pore-less coverage with an even, flawless, natural-looking finish. You’ll love the air brushed effect on your skin. This nifty number contains radiance pearls to illuminate skin and give a youthful glow, with a high-tech formulation of peptides that help to increase skin elasticity, resulting in the added bonus of firmer skin.
RRP $19.95 from Priceline, Kmart, Target, Big W, Coles supermarkets & selected pharmacies nationally. Available from Apr 01, 2012
L’oreal Paris Youth Code Luminosity Skin Serum
Starting to notice subtle changes to your complexion and need to kick the beauty routine into a higher gear? Youth Code Luminosity Serum promises some amazing results. We saw dark spots fading over time and a more youthful reflection with diligent use.
RRP $35.95 from Pharmacies, department stores and variety stores
Palmers Eventone Tone Perfecting Cream
This tone perfecting cream targets skin discolouration and reduces the appearance of dark spots and freckles. This creamy, moisturising formula smoothes and softens skin’s texture with Vitamins E and C, Cocoa Butter and Liquorice extract.
RRP $12.99 from Priceline, Target, Kmart, Big W, Price Attack, Hairhouse Warehouse, pharmacies and supermarkets. Available from Apr 01, 2012
Illuminators re-create a gorgeous glow. Use a very light illuminator to highlight just above cheekbones, down the centre of the nose, and along the top lip line to make lips appear fuller. Don’t overdo it as it can be ageing.
As a makeup artist, I recommend choosing a foundation or tinted moisturisers that contain luminous spheres or mixing in a little illuminator to your favourite formula. The light reflective properties create a great glowing base, instantly taking years off your age!