This summer is clearly the domain of hyper-perfect, super-dewy skin and its quest reminds me of something I learnt from Charlotte Tilbury a little while back. Speaking backstage at Donna Karan’s spring-summer show, the makeup supremo revealed a cool new idea to create the most luminous, satiny, polished finish of all times.
The trick? Mix a little bit of moisturiser with a few drops of pearl highlighter and layer it on top of foundation.
It’s not as difficult or messy as it sounds – I tried it myself and all you need to ensure is that the foundation is lightweight (so it doesn’t sit on the skin in a heavy, gloopy layer), use a light hand with the moisturiser-highlighter combo and go for light, sweeping strokes rather than trying to rub the cream into the skin . To further the effect of light literally bouncing off the model’s faces for added radiance, Charlotte applied a touch of sheen to lips, lids and eyebrows.
Definitely a look to try this season, though you might want to keep some blotting papers handy when headed somewhere hot and sultry.