Steps to Understated
Make ‘I woke up like this’ look believable.
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1. Prep the skin with velvet gold from Le Nectar de Teint Dior Prestige fluid foundation. Intensively revitalising, the silky concoction promises a smoothed, illuminated complexion thanks to a technology that captures and re-diffuses light inspired by the Rose de Granville grown in the Dior Gardens. The foundation comes in four shades, all suitable for Asian complexions. www.dior.com.
2. For blemishes that need further retouching, La Mer’s Skincolor de la Mer Concealer saves the day. The liquid crystal formula melts into the skin while providing long-lasting weightless coverage and treating imperfections with moisture, youthboosting benefits and antioxidants. www.cremedelamer.com.
3. Skip the blush but still look radiant with Rodial’s Instaglam Compact Deluxe Illuminating Powder, an opalescent powder designed to highlight facial features with its illuminating gleam. The compact’s micronisation technology and fine pearls give the skin a silky texture and ensures even, easy application. www.rodial.co.uk.
4. Make your eyes pop with minimal make-up using the Brow Defining Cream from Nars’ Audacious Collection. Available in four shades, the cream blends, sets and sculpts soft, natural-looking brows with a silky formula. The smudge- and humidity-resistant formula ensures brows stay all day. www.narscosmetics.com.
5. Give your lips subtle colour with M.A.C’s Driftwood shade from its Liptensity collection comprising 24 shades. Featuring High-Frequency Tetrachromatic Pigments technology, the formula is intensely pigmented to ensure intensity. Its gel-based hues offer saturated colour with a satin-finish in one stroke. www.maccosmetics.com.
6. For touch-ups, the ultra-lightweight Burberry Cashmere Compact covers imperfections and unifies skin tone with a soft-matte finish. Available in five shades, the long-lasting formula is weather-proof and contains SPF 20 to protect against UVA and UVB rays. On-the-go application and blending is made easy with the accompanying sponge. www.burberry.com.