HOW TO

Watch: Fake awake with a touch of shimmer

The future looks bright! And as we return to work and play, it’s time to face forward: come out of our beauty ruts and slip into something a bit more bold. This month, we’re all about the low-effort switches that make for high-impact looks… which will you try?

Is a late night or long week showing on your face? This simple beauty look will have you bright eyed and radiant in no time. Just add a touch of shimmer.

1. Prep

To start, prep the skin with Mecca Cosmetica’s Lit From Within Primer applied all over the face. This imparts a subtle sheen that transforms dull, fatigued skin into plump, radiant skin, while helping makeup last longer.

2. Perfect

Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturiser Natural Skin Perfector gives you light, glowy coverage that evens out skin tone and cancels out redness. Apply it with your hands across the entire face. Then go in with Hourglass Veil Retouching Fluid under the eyes or around the nose – wherever you need a little extra brightness or coverage.

3. Blush

Next up, use Perricone's No Makeup Blush to add a pinch of youthful colour to your cheeks. Opt for a liquid blush as opposed to powder to keep the look natural and radiant.

4. Brows

Fill and groom your brows with HOURGLASS Arch Brow Pencil, using light, upward strokes that mimic the hair growth. Comb them through afterwards with the spoolie.

5. Shimmer

Now for a touch of eye-brightening shimmer; apply By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Frozen Quartz, focusing on the inner corner of the eye. Then, diffuse the colour out with a brush.

6. Lashes

Curl your lashes then finish with a touch of Kosas Big Clean Volumizing + Lash Care Mascara to open your eyes and elongate the top lashes .

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