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    The Best Of Skin-Centric Beauty: Makeup With Serious Skincare Benefits!

    The Best Of Skin-Centric Beauty: Makeup With Serious Skincare Benefits!


    One of the most common requests I get as a makeup artist; renowned for my natural makeup, is for the skin to look like skin, that all-important radiant glow!

    Essentially the look of having been away on holiday for a week, soaking up the sun, going makeup-free and indulging in ultra-nourishing skincare. Your skin but better.


    Olivia Todd


    There is no doubt; healthy, well-prepped skin is the holy grail when it comes to great makeup application. It’s so important for maintaining a natural, dewy glow that’s authentic and not just the result of a highlighter. So it comes as no surprise that the gap between makeup and skincare is blurring.

    Rather than makeup sitting on top of your skin like a mask, makeup that multitasks with skincare benefits, providing nourishment and hydration, with built-in colour and coverage is my go-to.

    A few nourishing ingredients to keep your eyes pinned for are:

    Jojoba Oil

    The anti-oxidant rich ingredient not only deeply nourishes the skin but has balancing properties so you’ll always be on the right side of dewy.

    Hyaluronic Acid

    Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water for ultimate hydration and skin elasticity. Great as an addition to foundation for buildable coverage and for that serious glow.

    Vitamin E

    A great multi-tasking product, a soothing saviour for the skin. Great for irritation and perfect for use around the eye as it reduces signs of tiredness and has anti-ageing benefits.

    Here are a few of my must-have, game-changing makeup products that can master it all!

    The Highlighter That Mimics Natural Luminosity

    RMS Beauty Living Luminiser is the perfect highlighter designed to illuminate your complexion and give life to your look.

    With the benefits of coconut oil and beeswax, you can enhance your natural beauty and help to restore a youthful glow.

    RMS Highlighter

    The Skin Loving Primer

    Miracle Blur by Trinny London is a skin-smoothing, line-blurring pot of magic. It performs a kind of wizardry on the skin by instantly smoothing out lines and evening out your complexion.

    Vitamin E and C help to leave skin looking flawless and perfectly even. Looking for baby smooth skin? Look no further – this product is your answer.

    Trinny London
    The Hydra-Foundation

    By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Foundation – the ultimate hydrating, luminous and weightless foundation that acts as a second skin.

    Infused with hyaluronic acid that floods the skin with moisture delivering seamless coverage with ultra-fine texture.

    Terry Foundation
    The Concealer Inspired By Skin

    The Glossier Stretch Concealer ‘flexes to fit your needs by providing a buildable concealer that covers everything from dark circles, blemishes and redness.

    The adaptable, brightening pigments blend into the skin for seamless coverage. Elastic micro waxes move with your skin instead of caking on top of it. The ingredients include avocado and jojoba oil which nourishes the skin and prevents water loss.

    Glossier Stretch Concealer
    The Hydrating Lip Serum

    Think of the Inika Certified Organic Lip Serum as a lip treatment-balm-gloss hybrid. It does it all thanks to its hydrating jojoba oil and sea buckthorn formula.

    Swipe it on an instantly notice how it hydrates your lips whilst leaving an all-over glossy high-shine finish. It feels supernatural. No stickiness just plumping gorgeousness.

    Inika Lip serum

    The Most Luscious Lashes

    Achieve a false lash effect with the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Mascara.

    A diamond-shaped brush combined with natural carnauba wax known as the ‘queen of the waxes’ and a push-up, lash lifting polymer derived from larch tree, amplifies the lashes for the ultimate lifting and eye-opening effect.

    Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Mascara


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