In recent years more and more of us have been investing in skincare over foundation, haircare over styling products, and opting for a more natural look. The #YOUDOYOU and #NOMAKEUPSELFIE hashtags began trending. And then the pandemic happened… Now, even more so, we are moving away from glam makeup tutorials and want to feel and look the best we can in our ‘own’ skin.
Many months this year were spent without even a single application of mascara – and what we’re finding now, is that that fresh-faced complexion is at all time high. So how do you achieve a no-makeup makeup look? Some days you just need a little something, right? Here’s a curated collection from our favourite POWDER brands to help you on your way…
HUXLEY'S Cleansing Gel; Be Clean, Be Moist is a non-drying, gentle foam cleanser, formulated with certified-organic prickly pear cactus seed extract to hydrate and nourish whilst deep-cleansing. It also calls upon hyaluronic acid, citrus extracts and centella asiatica to extract, soothe and balance, leaving your skin clean, bright and comfortable – the perfect base for a natural glow.
The spot treatment
We don’t always have clear skin, sure. So on blemish days, look to COSRX'S Acne Pimple Master Patch to protect the area from bacteria and infections, reduce inflammation and extract the pus and liquid out of the pimple, absorbing it into the patch. Consider them a quick-fix with magical properties.
The face cream
The SARAH CHAPMAN Dynamic Defence SPF 15 Anti-Aging Cream features the brand’s effective signature triple skin-brightening complex, vitamin A, antioxidants, omega-rich oils and SPF15 (UVA and UVB), so that your skin is left protected from oxidative stress, bright and even-toned. Watch how it leaves skin with a dewy glow and perfectly primes for makeup. Or no makeup. Whatever your mood.
The (faux) glow
ILIA’s Illuminator is an organic product that works to subtly highlight your best features for a beautifully dewy glow. It’s natural ingredients are combined with healing properties of rose hip oil to bring out your best features, while the brand’s Balmy Nights Lip Exfoliator nourishes, soothes, and helps repair your lips, for an all-natural, fresh finish. It’s made from 82% organic ingredients, and blended with tiny granules of volcanic stone powder to gently exfoliate lips for a soft, smooth surface.
The ultimate hair treatment
PHILIP KINGSLEY'S Coconut Breeze Elasticizer is the brand’s best-selling treatment, now re-imagined with a beautiful coconut scent. It’s the world’s first deep-conditioning pre-shampoo mask, and designed to deliver elasticity, bounce and shine while leaving your hair shiny and full of life – ideal for obtaining that healthy, natural look.