Expert Tips To Creating A Flawless Complexion

"The key is to make a beauty statement without overpowering the woman"

The secret to glowing summer make-up is using less and letting your skin shine through. “Makeup should be done but not overdone,” says Nars Pro artistry director Rachel Goodwin. “The key is to make a beauty statement without overpowering the woman.” Keep these tips in mind.

Complexion Perfection

Back To Basics

Good skin prep gives a glowing finish and “allows make-up to glide on”, says Casey Gore, make-up artist and founder of The Future Mrs. To boost radiance, add a drop or two of facial oil to your moisturiser, suggests Gore. Try Laura Mercier Infusion De Rose Nourishing Oil.

Flawless Finish

If you want airbrushed-looking skin, buffing on foundation is akin to a retoucher’s wand. “I use a bronzing brush as a foundation brush,” says Gore. “Start at the centre of the face and work your way out.” Try Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup.

Staying Power

“Using matte foundation or concealer keeps you from needing to use powder all night and helps makeup stay on,” advises Goodwin. Try NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick.

Concealer Cues

Don’t be afraid to use your hands to work in concealer. “The warmth of your fingertips is the best blending tool,” says Gore. If you need to cover a blemish, use a concealer that is slightly drier in texture to “block out any redness”. Try Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer.

This article originally appeared in the January 2018 issue of marie claire.

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