Face Value

by | Victoria Wade

SMOKE AND MIRRORS

The elusive no-makeup makeup, the stuff of dreams. The objective is to look as though you don’t own an eyeliner, that using foundation has never even crossed your mind and yet you present a perfectly bright eyed, bushy-tailed and radiant version of yourself at all times. The coverage should be imperceptible and all that glitters must be hightailed out of your kit in favour of products to illuminate, enhance and smooth the skin. There can be no hard edges and like all good fakery, zero signs of the substantial effort that has gone into this flawless, effortless look. So, with a little help from these innovative products and, courageously, the use of a magnification mirror, let your true colours shine through this summer.

GLOSSIER BALM DOTCOM

£10
Hydration is key and this long-lasting multipurpose lip balm and skin salve is packed with natural emollients to nourish and repair dry, chafed skin.

STILA CONVERTIBLE COLOUR

£16
Choose a blush without shimmer. This decadently creamy formula can be used on both lips and cheeks. Tap into skin with fingers or tools of choice and build gradually.

PERRICONE MD NO MAKEUP EYESHADOW

£29
A unique eyeshadow serum containing lightreflective pigments that doubles up as a nourishing eye treatment targeting fine lines and dark circles.

BEAUTY BLENDER

£17
Your secret weapon to no-makeup makeup. The elliptical shape of the beauty blender fits perfectly to the contours of the face to create an airbrushed finish.

MAKE UP FOR EVER ULTRA HD INVISIBLE COVER FOUNDATION

£31
The iridescent particles obscure any imperfections. Use sparingly in all the right places and blend, blend, blend.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY ROCK’N’KOHL EYE CHEAT

£19
Apply this perfectlytoned liner to the waterline to create the illusion of wider, brighter eyes.

BAREMINERALS BARESKIN® COMPLETE COVERAGE SERUM CONCEALER

£23
Great coverage with an ultra-light texture, apply to dark circles or discolouration to give skin a brighter, lustrous finish.

HOURGLASS ARCH BROW VOLUMISING FIBRE GEL

£22
This tinted gel formula infused with microfibre is a cinch to use and provides colour, volume and distinction without looking over-groomed.