I’m a big believer in having your skincare routine help you achieve natural glowing skin. Sometimes however, choosing the right makeup primer or base can make all the difference to create that beautiful radiant complexion. My latest edit takes you through the primers, tinted moisturisers and foundations that deliver on illuminated skin and a fresh and glowy finish. If, like me, sunkissed is your makeup goal check out my edit of topline bronzers.
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If you’ve browsed my edit of tried and tested primers you’ll know how much I truly rate the Pure Canvas Primer range. Silicone and fragrance free, super lightweight and water-based to deliver that fresh skin base. The Illuminating Pure Canvas Primer contains pearl particles to diffuse and reflect the light giving your skin a beautiful luminous finish.
You’ve probably heard me say “skincare is the future of makeup” and it couldn’t be more true with VB’s innovative priming moisturiser. Formulated with Augustinus Bader’s patented TFC8 technology, it offers skin repairing and firming qualities alongside its priming functions to smooth and blur pores and fine lines. I adore the Golden version over the Original for its luminous, warm and sunkissed skin finish.
I used this in my “Full Face for £40 Look” and it’s gorgeous. Super lightweight (with a 70% water base), glides on seamlessly and delivers that sought after fresh, rejuvenated skin finish. If you want to achieve glowing skin with minimal product this is a great option. Perfect for drier skin types too.
A water-based gel formulation that gives fresh, revived and hydrated skin. A level up from L’Oreal’s Tinted Water Cream offering, Erborian infuses their next-gen CC cream with Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin and skin calming Centella Asiatica. A weightless gel texture that feels fresh on this skin and perfect for a natural summer skin base.
I’m still obsessed with this tinted moisturiser. It delivers a refreshing, radiant glow to the skin with subtle coverage – more than the above tinted water-based formulas. This is all about an effortless base that hydrates and plumps, balances skin tone and awakens the complexion. A staple in my makeup bag!
For those looking for a fuller coverage base with added skin benefits, look no further. The Esse foundation contains probiotics for a natural, skin balancing base that promotes a healthier skin microbiome. Suitable for sensitive skins, it also contains soothing Aloe Vera, antioxidant boosting Baobab Fruit Extract and Vitamin C alongside protective Vitamin E.