Corpse face is my moniker for that greyish, dry look make-up can tackle after being assailed by chilly winds and dehydrating central heating. Another excuse for pores and skin wanting lower than contemporary is oxidation, which is when basis and concealer combine with pores and skin’s pure sebum, turning it orangey or darker.
All of which means – come celebration o’clock – your face can seem like a cross between an Egyptian demise masks and a Madame Tussauds waxwork.
I spent my 20s engaged on ladies’s magazines by day and as a rock music author by evening, so I’ve perfected the artwork of multi-functional make-up. These are the three strategies that also work for me, and the perfect is the complete retouch: carry micellar water, cotton pads and your skincare with you, then take off and reapply your basis and concealer.
Or, if you wish to preserve your base make-up on and simply contact it up rapidly, add in these two necessities whenever you do your make-up within the morning: a pearlescent primer to maintain your pores and skin wanting glowy, and a spritz of hydrating face mist – then once more through the day and earlier than/after you contact up your make-up too.
Lastly, add a “glow” stick, such because the unrivalled Chanel Baume Essentiel, to your make-up bag. It’s primarily a gloss you can add to your cheeks, cheekbones, lips – wherever you want. It acts as a highlighter, and makes your pores and skin look dewy and contemporary.
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