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Liquid Gold Intensive Night Repair Serum.
Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer.
Soft Matte Concealer.
Lash-Expert Twist Brush Double Effect Mascara.
‘No makeup’ makeup is the holy grail of the beauty world, and Christina Aguilera’s recent cover for Paper Magazine has reignited the desire to achieve a flawless natural finish.
The singer has been known for some dramatic makeup in the past but this time she went almost makeup-free and we have to say, she looks better than ever. Shot by Zoey Grossman, she told the magazine:
“I’ve always been someone that obviously loves to experiment, loves theatrics, loves to create a storyline and play a character in a video or through stage. I’m a performer, that’s who I am by nature. But I’m at the place, even musically, where it’s a liberating feeling to be able to strip it all back and appreciate who you are and your raw beauty.”
Keep It Clean
A clear complexion is key which starts with a good routine that is right for your skin type. Focus on removing every inch of makeup before bed and applying ALPHA-H Liquid Gold Intensive Night Repair Serum that banishes dullness and minimises the appearance of pores, while the natural fruit acids alongside Vitamins A, E and Sodium Hyaluronate help hydrate and strengthen the Elastin fibres to keep skin looking younger and healthier for longer.
Even Out The Paying Field
Sometimes all you need is to even out your skintone and hide redness. Nothing does it better than a CC cream (aka colour corrector) and the Korean/French brand Erborian is one of the best. It helps create a flawlessly luminous canvas by blurring the appearance of fine lines to leave the skin prepped and ready for makeup application – which on a good day you might not need to do at all.
Okay, maybe that’s a bit harsh but you’d be surprised at what a good tinted moisturiser will do. Chantecaille gives just the right amount of coverage while still delivering a dewy glowing complexion. If pesky blemishes remain a concern, then use a concealer like NARS to cover up imperfections.
Rosy cheeks have often been associated with a sign of youth and a good blusher prevents your skin looking flat. Avoid powders and go for a creamy textures like Charlotte Tilbury’s Beach Stick that blends easily and illuminates your skin. Tap a little bit on the apple of your cheeks and dab some on your lips for a natural flush.
Keep An Eye On It
Heavy eye makeup is a giveaway, so strip it back and use a pair of curlers from Shu Uemera to lift the lashes and a brow brush to even out the brows. If you have light lashes and brows, add a sweep of mascara and some pencil to fill in the gaps.