Some of us might find make-up a creative outlet during lockdown; experimenting with bright beauty looks to lift the spirits. Others, however, are embracing a minimal approach to make-up, both on and off screens, preferring to pare back and focus on skincare.
What we likely all have in common is a collective desire to come across well rested and fresh-faced, to both ourselves when we look in the mirror and to participants of our various virtual call commitments. But healthy-looking skin isn’t always the results of an early night and ample water consumption. Products come into play – even if no one else would notice you wearing them.
From plumping and perfecting moisturisers to finishing touches depositing a luminance, below find BAZAAR’s favourite beauty buys for a radiant, wide-awake look.
For a subtly sun-kissed complexion, this hydrating serum is like a mini-break in a bottle. Apply it at night, and come morning you’ll notice a streak-free glow that helps you master the no-make-up look with added confidence.
For puffy, tired eyes, Estée Lauder’s individual eye masks – laced with hydrating ingredients – swiftly refresh the eye area, tightening excess baggage and brightening dullness. Keep them in the fridge to amplify the benefits.
Follow an eye serum (deposited via the aforementioned mask) with this illuminating cream. Enriched with multi-weight hyaluronic acid and glycerin, combined with light-reflecting mineral pigments, it colour-corrects as well as treats.
No healthy skin edit would be complete without sun protection – essential both outdoors and in, thanks to UVA light penetrating through windows (and blue light emitted from screens). Sarah Chapman’s Skin Insurance not only protects, but blurs imperfections and grants a radiance boost thanks to the adaptive tint of the formula negating the need for foundation.
For an added beauty boost, consider these Glow Drops your secret weapon in fighting fatigued skin. With light-reflecting pigments that work to enhance glow, pat some onto your face under or over make-up for a hit of hydration and instant shine.
A morning routine finishing touch – or a complexion pick-me-up throughout the day – MAC’s Prep + Prime Fix+ now comes with radiant properties thanks to a cocktail of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and essential oils. Mist it on to achieve a smooth, polished sheen to the skin.
Lips are often neglected when it comes to skincare, but they can be a defining factor in how fresh-faced you appear. For a juicy-looking, plump-feeling pout, Charlotte Tilbury’s new lip oil both nourishes and beautifies the mouth with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and smooth.
For a hint of tint which will bring life to your features, Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge is a worthwhile investment. The cream pigment blended onto the cheeks, or blotted onto lips, instantly grants a glow of good health. Shop from various shades (pictured is Powder Pink).
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.