I was inspired by the brand Glossier to put together a post on what products I use to achieve healthy, glowing skin. Glossier are a brand I’ve heard a lot about but I’m yet to try. They believe that beauty should be fun, easy and imperfect, instead of covering it up, you should enhance your natural beauty with good skincare and minimal make up. Something I very much believe in too, I will often go for a tinted moisturiser over a full cover foundation or swap a bold lipstick for a hydrating lip balm with a hint of colour. Here are the products that help me achieve healthy, glowing skin..
SKINCARE: Obviously a good start is to use a rich, creamy cleanser. The Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is my favourite, this makes my skin feel so clean whilst achieving smoothness and leaves it looking clear and radiant. Nothing removes make up, dirt and grime as good as this!
I love applying facial oils as I find they soften the appearance of my skin, smoothing out fine lines whilst adding a lovely, sheer glow without the shiny, greasy look. The Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil is a really good day time oil for me, it’s light, non greasy and really nourishes my skin.
I have dry and sometimes flaky skin and this can put a dampener on getting a nice glowing appearance so a rich formulated moisturiser is a must. For the day time, an illuminating balm is my best choice. I love the Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, it brightens, smoothes and moisturises achieving an even complexion and dewy luminosity. The Eucerin Intensive 100% Urea Treatment Cream is something I apply daily to areas of the skin which are really dry and rough, without this healthy looking skin wouldn’t be achievable.
I’d finish off with the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. A beauty blogger favourite, this elixir smoothes features, tightens pores and gives the complexion a burst of radiance. The perfect base for make up and application throughout the day to keep the skin looking healthy and dewy.
MAKE UP: If you want to look healthy and glowing, keeping it minimal is best. Swap your foundation for a nice, hydrating tinted moisturiser or bb cream. My favourite is the Caudalie Vinoperfect Tinted Moisturiser, I’ve mentioned it many times on the blog. A lovely light base, this tinted moisturiser cares for your skin throughout the day.. giving you radiance whilst evening out your complexion making your natural beauty shine through. If you fancy having a no make up day, opt for a brightening primer like Benefit “That Gal” to brighten dull complexions with its light-reflecting pigments. I love this!
A highlighter is a must when you want to add a radiant glow to the cheek bones and Benefit High Beam can achieve just that. A light satin liquid highlighter, High Beam accents cheek & brow bones to add a lovely sheen. If you fancy a slight hint of colour on the cheeks, the subtle silky smooth natural-looking Clinique Cheek Pop in Melon Pop is the one.
Minimal make up still needs a good mascara to brighten and open up the eye area. Something a little less intense and more natural looking. The Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Supreme Mascara is a good choice but the name is very misleading. This is definitely not a full blown volume mascara! It’s more lengthening then volumising which I prefer when opting for a minimal look.
Last but not least when going for a minimal look, I tend to leave the lipsticks and go for a tinted lip balm instead. My favourites are the Barry M Cor Balmy Lip Balms. Super moisturising and enriched with Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter to transform dry lips into soft and supple lips. They come in a few shades and are actually really pigmented for a balm! Pictured are Current Bun (berry), Jam Jar (red) and Trouble & Strife (coral).
What products help you achieve healthy, glowing skin?