I feel like the title of this post needs somewhat of an explanation. Makeup always looks great under soft focus over exposed lighting or with a dreamy filter over the top of the skin. But in the harsh realities of daylight things can often look not so pretty. There are some awesome beauty products out there that can help you achieve that flawless look even in harsh dazzling daylight. Here is the makeup edit that meets that requirement.
ERBORIAN CC CRÈME*: This CC Creme* has become a staple in my makeup routine lately. It's hybrid product between a primer and moisturiser and colour corrects the skin. Making it the perfect product for going either underneath makeup or worn alone if you're not in the mood for a full face of products. I've found it particularly good for helping minimise the appearance of blemishes and taking some of the redness and sting out of them.
CLINIQUE EVEN BETTER FOUNDATION: Even without the addition of primer, correct and concealer this makes the skin look seamless. It glides over the complexion without accentuating any dry or uneven patches of skin. And can be easily built up in any areas that need the extra help. As well as perfecting the complexion it's seriously long lasting, even without the added help of a primer. When it does eventually start to wear away it does so in an even fashion. So you're not left without any foundation on your chin whilst everywhere else is still looking perfected. The only downside to this base is the shade range. It's absolutely dire if you're extremely fair or dark/olive skinned.
RIMMEL MATCH PERFECTION POWDER: Loose powder might be a complete faff to use. And if you're not careful you can end up wearing more than you're applying but this one is worth the hassle. It mattifies the complexion just the right amount and smoothes over the skin perfectly. Which is something that is rare to find as often powder can accentuate dry blemishes and uneven skin texture.
HOURGLASS AND MAXFACTOR BLUSHES: A good baked blush is something that can make the cheek not only look radiant and luminous. But they are absolutely effortless in terms of application and make forgoing a highlighter so easy. Often blushers that contain any amount of shimmer can accentuate any pores or uneven skin. But these baked options don't do that all. Whilst the Hourglass options are absolutely dreamy they're incredibly expensive and don't quite warrant the high price tag that they've got. The Maxfactor Creme Puff blushers are almost identical in terms of shade selection and formula too.
CLARINS OMBRE EYESHADOW*: This formulation of shadow has quickly become a favourite of mine. They're buttery soft and almost cream like upon application but settle down to a long lasting powder finish. You can really build up the intensity too which is perfect when you want to make more of a statement. As they're so soft they look beautiful on the lid and don't highlight any dry areas or lines on the eye. Which can sometimes be an issue with shadows that are very powdery in their formula.
ROSIE FOR AUTOGRAPH BROW PENCIL*: I've been a loyal user of shadow through my eyebrows for years. It always looks so natural that I've never felt the need to stray. However, after using the newly launched Rosie for Autograph at M&S range my mind's been changed. This pencil is beautiful, seriously creamy but it doesn't look smudgy through the brows. You can still draw on fine hair like strokes so they look as real as possible. Even though it's so soft you can still add a lot of definition and shape to the brows. And it comes with the added bonus of a spoolie on the other end to brush them into place.
LANOLIPS LIP OINTMENT IN ROSE*: Lanolips is a brand that is sadly completely overlooked in the blogging world. Their original lip ointment is a dry cracked lip saviour. And the tinted balms still offer that hydration with the added addition of a pretty pigment. The shade rose is a typical dusky pink that leans ever so slightly to the brown side of proceedings so is incredibly flattering to the majority of complexions. They're slightly glossy which instantly makes the lips look fuller and healthier. But they're not sticky or tacky at all and wear evenly on the lips and never gather in the corners.