GET THE LOOK: SOFT & RADIANT
Lush, feathery lashes, baby pink cheeks—and let’s not forget all-glowing skin. Soft & Radiant is the go-to make-up look to wear when you want the world to know you effortlessly “woke up like this.” Like the little black dress in your closet, ethereal skin plus a feminine, rosy palette is always foolproof and flattering. This is your get-gorgeous guide to a chic look you’re going to love all day, every day.
STEP 1: HYDRATE ALWAYS
The key to looking amazing before applying any touch of make-up? A skin care regimen rich in hydration. Start with a weightless, super-quenching serum that gives you that fresh dewi skin.
Try: No7 Restore and Renew Multi Serum
STEP 2: MAKE LIKE AN ENGLISH ROSE
To further kick dullness to the curb, try a moisturizer chalk full of rosy mineral pigments—a hack for duping a healthy, outdoorsy glow.
Try: Vichy Neovadiol Rose Platinum Moisturizer
STEP 3: GET GLOWING
Choose an ultra-fluid foundation to achieve a natural, yet luminous effect. Start at the centre of your face and work outward, dabbing it on with a makeup applicator sponge. You want to softly blur imperfections rather than mask them in heavy layers.
Try: Lise Watier Teint Lumière Nude Glow Ultra-Fluid Serum Foundation
STEP 4: CUDDLE UP TO COLOUR
For the softest lip finish, a pale, pearly-pink lipstick is always a safe bet—no lip liner required.
Try: Clinique Dramatically Different Lipstick in Canoodle
STEP 5: MAKE IT MINIMAL
Use a delicate touch when applying neutral tones to softly contour your eyes. Brush a mid-tone up to the crease of your eyelids; use a darker shade to define your lash lines; and choose a light, pearlized shadow to highlight below the arch of your brow.
Try: Smashbox CoverShot Palette Minimalist
STEP 6: FEEL THE BLUSH
For a romantic rush of colour on cheeks, trade in any dark contouring powders for a rosy, feather-light mousse. Apply with your fingers or use a stipple brush, building the intensity of the pink shade to suit your skin tone. (For a lit-from-within effect, dab your foundation overtop.)
Try: Shiseido Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush in Sonoya
STEP 7: GO LONG
Like drawing the curtains, open up your eye area with a mascara that acts like a set of false lashes. Fiber mascaras leave tiny filaments that adhere to your actual eyelashes, lengthening and thickening until you wash them away.
Try: Elizabeth Arden Standing Ovation Mascara
STEP 8: MAKE IT LAST
Use a micro-fine setting spray to hold your make-up in place, even in cold and windy conditions. Because, when you find a look you love, you’ve got to hold on to it.
Try: Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray