Is your skin feeling a bit lacklustre this December? Well fret not, we have some great tips to help you create a glowing skin this Christmas and wintertime!
Keep reading to find out how to create the perfect, natural and hydrated skin base to help brighten up a dull and dry complexion, using all natural and organic makeup by Couleur Caramel.
The 1st Step Is Always Prep!
In order to create a glowing and hydrated makeup look the most important step is to prep the skin really well. If the skin is too dry prior to applying makeup, the skin will look uneven, patchy and dull. Make sure to adopt a good skincare regime consisting of the 3 foundational steps, cleanse, tone, and moisturise! Exfoliating the skin 1-2 times a week is also essential for the removal of dead skin cells, which will prevent flakiness and dullness.
For dry, dehydrated and mature skin the best skincare products to use are ones rich in oils, such as hazelnut, jojoba or sweet almond oil to deeply nourish and protect the skin. Moisturisers with a higher oil content will also help to create a protective barrier on the skin that will lock in moisture throughout the day and night, ensuring that the skin stays well hydrated. We recommend Centella’s Prestige Regenerative Cream for dry and mature skin types. It contains stem cells of centella asiatica that will help to restore skin cells, and organic plant oils that will help to deeply nourish and protect the skin.
This easy to use moisturiser can be used on the face, eyes, lips and neck to restore, soothe and prep the skin for makeup.
Creating The Perfect Base
Once the skin has been well prepped and hydrated you can move on to the next step of priming the skin. This is achieved using a complexion enhancing primer to help further hydrate the skin, and promoting the longevity of the makeup.
We recommend using Couleur Caramels Enhancing Complexion White Base Primer.
This wonderful product contains 21 active organic and natural ingredients. With a light, fluid consistency, this primer helps to create a dewy and hydrated glow. It’s suitable for all skin types, but especially dry, dehydrated, sensitive and mature skin types.
Organic and natural active ingredients such as jojoba oil helps to hydrate and soften the skin. Organic apricot oil fights dullness and fatigue. And sweet almond oil helps to protect and strengthen the skins barrier. Natural shimmering particles infused in the cream leaves the skin with a hydrated and radiant glow. This primer leaves the skin looking so good it can even be worn on it’s own!
*Couleur Caramel is a French brand that uses all eco-certified natural, organic and vegan ingredients, and does not test on animals.
The Right Foundation Is Key
Once the skin has been prepped and primed, it is now time to move onto choosing the right foundation. If the skin is dry, dehydrated or mature, a light and hydrating foundation is essential. Using a foundation that is too mattifying or heavy in consistency will only enhance dryness and flakiness, and will exaggerate fine lines and pores.
We recommend using Couleur Caramel’s organic and natural Hydra Jeunesse foundation.
This intensely hydrating foundation also contains 21 active natural and organic ingredients. It has a light, fluid consistency and is suitable for all skin types, especially dry, dehydrated, mature and sensitive skins.
Organic and natural active ingredients such as natural hyaluronic acid helps the skin to hold 1,800 times it’s weight in water, ensuring that the skin remains thoroughly hydrated throughout the day. Organic Argan oil has antioxidant properties that protect the skin from damage, whilst softening and toning the skin.
Inca Inci oil soothes the skin, protects and regenerates the skin’s outermost layer, helping to protect against external irritants and pollutants. Providing a medium coverage, the skin is left looking naturally enhanced with a subtle, dewy finish.
Apply evenly using a flat foundation brush or fingertips to the face, eyes, and neck. You’ll be amazed to see how this foundation doesn’t sit in the lines or pores! The skin stays radiant and natural all day long.
Ready, SET, Go!
The next step to creating the perfect glowing skin this Christmas is properly setting the skin. A loose, mineral powder is best suited to dry, dehydrated and mature skin types. Using a powder that is too heavy in consistency will look too cakey on a drier skin type and will enhance fine lines, wrinkles and flakiness.
We recommend using Couleur Caramel Loose Silk Powder.
This light and silky loose silk powder contains 100% active organic and natural ingredients. The micronised powder creates a soft, seamless and light layer on the surface of the skin, leaving an ultra natural finish. Suitable for all skin types and skin tones.
The fine powder creates a blurring action that leaves the skin with an airbrushed, flawless finish, all the while setting the foundation underneath to increase it’s wear time.
Active ingredients such as organic rice powder mattifies the skin, without drying the skin out. Organic silica further mattifies and creates an seamless finish. Apply sparingly with a large fluffy brush to the face and neck.
Ready, Set, GLOW!
Finally, don’t pass on the blush! Blusher will really help to give your skin the glowing boost it needs this winter. Using a natural, pink shade will naturally bring vitality back into your skin, creating a youthful glow. We recommend using Couleur Caramel’s Fresh Pink Blusher no. 52.
This radiant blusher contains 21 active organic and natural ingredients. Organic castor oil nourished and softens the skin. Organic Argan oil infuses the skin with suppleness, and it’s antioxidant effect protects the skins barrier. And organic corn-starch lightly mattifies the skin and creates softness. The cheeks are left sculpted, with a healthy and radiant glow.
So why not try put these gorgeous makeup products yourself and create the glowing skin you deserve this Christmas!
You can pop into our store anytime to try out the beautiful Couleur Caramel products we provide, or call 014978833 or book online to make an appointment to have your makeup done at our salon in Harold’s Cross for any occasion this Christmas!
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