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As we inch ever closer towards spring, it seemed like the perfect time to share my favourite skincare and makeup products for getting that healthy, dewy, glowing skin look...
- SKINCARE -My go-to cleanser recently has been the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel* | £35 | full review. This is really having a resurgence in my routine; I can't believe I ever left it! It contains pumpkin enzymes to make the skin feel soft and look radiant, as well as fatty acids to moisturise. It also has such a nice gel-to-oil texture; I tend to use it in the morning to give my skin a boost. My go-to for exfoliation is often the Inkey List's PHA | £9.99 | full review. It's a gentle way to remove dead cells on the surface of the skin, to reveal smoother, more radiant and healthy-looking skin. As an all-over glow-booster, before using your serum or even after applying your makeup, I really recommend the Pixi Rose Glow Mist | £16 | full review. This dual-phase mist gives my skin so much moisture and luminosity - I love it!
Vitamin C is well-known for its ability to make skin glow and one I reach for when I want that dewy look is the Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Bright Serum* | £46 | full review. Whilst I can't say it's dramatically helped with concerns like dark spots, this serum definitely makes my skin look fresh and full of life. I like to layer it with something very hydrating and my favourite is the Niod Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex* | £25 | full review. This ingredient draws water in from the atmosphere into the layers of your skin. It really plumps up my dehydrated skin, making it perfect for when things are looking a bit tired and lacklustre. Finally, for daytime products, I still love my Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Cream | £42 | full review. This water-cream melts into the skin, giving it a gorgeous, fresh look. It's lightweight and absorbs nicely but still gives my skin an amazing glow.
In the evening, there are two products guaranteed to keep my skin looking its radiant best. Once a week, I like to use the Summer Fridays R + R Masque | £46 | full review | which contains lots of nice oils as well as some light exfoliation. It's so nourishing on the skin, making it look plumper and healthier. I tend to cleanse beforehand, rinse this off with water and go straight into my evening skincare routine to get the most out of the soft skin effect it creates. Every so often, I use the Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial | £44 | full review | as the final step in my evening skincare routine (after moisturising). It's packed full of fatty acids, oils and antioxidants to nourish and hydrate my skin without feeling heavy or smothering.
- MAKEUP -As far as prep products go; there were two I couldn't choose between! I love mixing the Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow Primer* | £39 | in with my base. It's a pearlescent cream that adds a very natural and subtle luminosity to the skin (making it also perfect if you want to dial back a matte foundation a little bit). As more of a traditional primer to apply directly before my base, the Glossier Futuredew Oil-Serum Hybrid | £23 | full review | works really nicely. It definitely adds a glossy dewiness to the skin, however it's not quite as intense as using a full-on oil, if you're worried about venturing into 'greasy' territory!
For complexion, I really didn't have to think too hard on which products to pick. The first is the Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser (St. Moritz) | £31 | full review. I've been using this for years because it's perfect for getting a 'your skin but better' look; it's enough coverage but your skin still looks like skin, making it a great everyday base product. The Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer (Golden Beige) | £25 | full review | has also had a revival in my makeup routine. This definitely has a good medium-full coverage but you really don't have to cake it on; three dots under each eye is more than enough. It has a lovely hydrating formula that blends like a dream and really brightens up under my eyes.
On the cheeks, there are a couple of formulas I love. The first is Kosas Colour + Light Creme in Tropic Equinox* | £32 | full review. This has a very glossy, almost oil-look formula, so gives the skin a wet-look glow. There's a champagne highlighter and a peachy-tan nude blusher in this compact that I dab on with my fingers. The Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk | £15 | full review | is actually quite a similar colour, so there's a dupe for you if you're more into the blusher from the Kosas duo! It's a little bit less super-glossy, if you're not ready to go there and doesn't make my skin look shiny at all.
Though this post is obviously focused on skin, I have a couple of colour products to finish this sort of look off. I love love love the tinted lip balms from Fresh and my current go-to is the rosy tone of the Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Spice | £19.50. Not only does it give a nice wash of colour, but it's so nourishing on dry or damaged lips. Finally, I quite often use the Nudestix Magnetic Eye Colour in Copper Foil | £20 | full review | across the lids when I'm going for 'glow'. It's a metallic warm gold that looks beautiful and gives a dewy effect. It's also very long-wearing and easy to work with.