The perils of the party season can see your complexion take a battering. But before you get cosy with concealer, consider this: “Skincare is key, especially when you’re wearing more make-up than usual,” asserts Australian beauty expert Michael Brown. “Stick with the right routine and you’ll definitely notice the difference.”
He explains the way to a brighter complexion is to encourage skin renewal overnight. Once a week, cleanse and exfoliate skin before applying an invigorating mask - we like the Endota Spa Glycolic Polishing Mask.
Don’t forget to include a brightening serum and under-eye treatment for maximum impact.
The other crucial step to mastering a lit-from-within look is the right base.
“I always use a light-reflecting primer to get skin glowing,” says Brown. “And remember: the worst thing you can do for partied-out skin is to pack on a heavy foundation.”
He suggests mixing a light, liquid base with a highlighter or light moisturiser to help it ‘melt’ into your face for dewy, rather than tired, results. Try M.A.C's latest offering, the ultra-lightweight Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation.
You can also enlist the help of a luminiser to counter dullness. “Look for one with a pearly sheen, rather than a glittery option, so it just catches the light rather than taking over your look,” advises Brown. You can't go wrong with the cult-status luminisers from Hourglass, such as this new palette: