This unpredictable year has seen makeup take a backseat in favour of skin. Hence, my longer list of skincare favourites. With the need to wear face coverings, I’ve been reaching for lightweight and longer lasting bases and finding balance with a radiant matte finish. This is my most loved makeup of 2020.
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With our eyes being the focus whilst wearing the face coverings, this concealer offers brilliant coverage for dark circles. A lightweight formulation that doesn’t feel heavy or cake on the skin. Infused with hyaluronic acid, caffeine and vitamin C for a fresh, radiant finish.
Of course, a good mascara is a must – it’s one of the few makeup staples to go undisturbed while wearing the face covering. I’ve been reaching for L‘Oreal’s Air Volume to create lasting volume and definition for my lashes. What I love is its whipped texture which makes the formulation feel weightless and avoids clumping – a brilliant, affordable makeup bag must-have.
Hybrid makeup formulations with skincare benefits really are the way forward. For a longer lasting base with minimal touch-ups I’ve been reaching for more primers and this has been my top pick. A beautifully lightweight primer with an essence-like texture that smooths onto skin creating the perfect canvas to blend your base. It hydrates the skin and delivers a fresh, dewy glow that shines through your foundation.
An innovative 2020 launch from By Terry. They took the soft, silky texture of their original loose powder and transformed it into a pressed format. Perfect for drier skins, it eliminates excess shine, doesn’t cake or emphasise fine lines and delivers that soft focus effect. I love this for creating a long-wearing radiant matte finish.
Throughout the summer, I was always reaching for a base that could deliver that “your skin but better” finish. This Laura Mercier Skin Perfector offers just that delivering on good coverage, effortless application and a glowing complexion. A great choice if you’re looking for enough coverage to even out skin tone but still want something lighter than a foundation.
Consider this your fresh skin in a tube! A multi-tasking water-based formula that offers buildable coverage, hydration (with hyaluronic acid and glycerine) and a radiant, even complexion. A clever hybrid between a foundation and tinted moisturiser – you get the best of both!