Winter is coming! I’m not averse to the changing seasons, let’s face it cosy nights in with Netflix and a roaring fire is a delight but I still want my skin to glow like it’s Summer. Dewy makeup and glowing skin is the most frequently requested wedding day look of brides, hands down. If you want a natural glow from within, setting the right foundations and good habits now is imperative. You don’t need me to tell you that drinking a tonne of water, maintaining a healthy diet and getting plenty of sleep is good for you. Once you’ve got those basics rolling here are five beauty hits that I am loving and trust to deliver that beautiful luminous glow.
NIP & FAB DRAGON’S BLOOD FIX PLUMPING MASK
I’ve totally stolen this one from a celebrity makeup artist I worked with recently. Before an event, or just as a treat when my skin is feeling a little parched, I do my normal nightly cleanse and tone and then apply this plumping mask as I would a moisturiser and go to sleep in it. In the morning my skin feels fantastic. It’s often sold out and for good reason, stock up whenever you see an offer!
BEAUTY PIE SUPERDROPS HIGH-INTENSITY HYDRATION
I’m a recent convert to Beauty Pie and love the chance to experiment with different products relatively inexpensively. One of the products I’ve discovered and fallen hard for is the Superdrops. It’s the ultimate glowing skin booster. A pipette of the water-like serum before moisturising day and night has really transformed my skin. It’s not sticky or oily so quickly sinks into skin, imperative when you rely on speed during your morning routine.
EMBRYOLISSE SMOOTH RADIANT COMPLEXION
After the roaring success of the ‘French Facelift in a Bottle’ Embryolisse have expanded their skincare range and this new potion is similarly incredible. Specifically targeting those dull skin types this cocktail of Hyaluronic Acid and Natural Polysaccharides instantly plumps and brightens. Radiant Complexion absorbs quickly but best applied once your daily moisturiser has had a chance to sink in from my experience. My personal trick is to take a small amount, dab on fingers and then lightly tap and slap onto my face before applying foundation. I find the tapping and light slapping helps to not only wake me up but also gets the blood pumping to the face and results in a fresher appearance. It’s a great primer and has a lovely effect on its own for the days you don’t need to wear foundation on top.
BEAUTY PIE PRO-GLOW STROBING DROPS
Mega glow guaranteed with these babies! Super effective but be warned you only need the tiniest drop as a little really does go a long way here. Days when my skin is particularly dull, I mix a touch with my foundation to get a glow from within effect. For an event and what would be perfect for a wedding day is a little dab of Strobing Drops across the top of cheekbones, peek of forehead and cupids bow for a strobe effect that’s super pretty.
ICONIC LONDON PREP SET & GLOW
The final and mustn’t skip stage – setting spray. I’ve tried a few but this one from Iconic London is the only one I’ve found that actually works and keeps everything in place. Tested through the busiest weddings and hottest days, you can now get a mini size which is great for a refreshing spritz on the go too. I also found using it under makeup was a quick win when every second counts in the getting ready process, it locks in your moisturiser and has a good priming effect.
Brides glowing skin can be yours. Glow get them!