The 3 Product January Base
January is always the month for a skin refresh. We all need detoxes from the amount of red lipstick and glitter eye shadow that we've used over the festive period and sometimes, we need a quick base that makes us look & feel re-freshed. The New Year doesn't mean 'new me', but it does mean a new makeup base in the form of three quick products that are guaranteed to hide the late-night parties and horrific eye bags. It works, trust me!
The first product in this genius trio is the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, a firm favourite of mine for the past few years. This is an amazing, light-weight foundation that is incredible for making dull & de-hydrated skin look & feel brightened and hydrated. As the name suggests this foundation feels more like a serum, meaning it's super easy to blend - so much so that you can throw it on with your fingers within a few minutes! It also has a gorgeous vanilla scent that makes putting on your makeup on a Monday morning a little bit more enjoyable.
When it comes to making skin look healthy and hydrated, I always opt for cream blushes. As I mentioned in my cream blushes vs. powder blush post a few weeks back, cream blushes are the best for giving a healthy glow. My product of choice is the Revlon cream blush in Pinched, another firm favourite of 2014. This makes my face look naturally flushed without going too OTT and has just the right amount of pigmentation to make my cheeks look healthy.
A key makeup product when it comes to quick, natural and healthy skin is highlight. If you're a watcher of my YouTube videos, you'll know I'm 'all about the glow'. Seriously, it's a game changer. Recently I've been trialing The Balm's Mary-Lou Manizer after recieving it as a Christmas present and it's fair to say that I'm not disappointed so far. It applies the perfect amount of sheen to the face without looking like a giant disco ball, perfect for adding a bit of JLo skin on an everyday basis. Ok, maybe not as good as JLo's skin but it's good enough for me!