The New Skincare-Make-Up Hybrids |
If you think your base needs a shake-up, you’ll be thrilled to hear there’s a new breed of skin-perfecting buys causing a stir. From dewy skin elixirs to mattifying creams, the latest products aim to blur, perfect and give a flawless, filter-like finish. Here, we reveal our favourite finds…
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For Subtle Shine:  Flower Beauty Supernova Celestial Skin Elixir, £14.99

Why we love it? This affordable buy is part-serum, part-oil, part-highlighter and part-primer. In short, it’s a little bit of magic bottled up. Laced with skin-friendly ingredients like jojoba, lavender oil and eggplant, the non-greasy formula deposits pretty shimmer and a healthy, hydrating glow to lacklustre complexions. Wear it on top of your make-up or on bare skin with just a little concealer.

Skin Elixir, £14.99 | Flower Beauty

For A Dewy Glow: Erborian Bamboo Glow Moisturiser, £21

Why we love it? This quenches parched skin with bamboo sap and glycerine, while giving you just the right amount of glow. Whether you tap it onto your cheekbones, cupids bow, eyelids or all over for maximum radiance, you can expect skin to look illuminated and plump. Top tip: Try mixing a little with your highlighter for some extra luminosity. 

Moisturiser, £21 | Erborian

For Full Coverage: iT Cosmetics CC+ Oil-Free Matte Cream SPF40, £31

Why we love it? There is little this full-coverage CC cream can’t do. It brightens, hydrates, protects, evens skin tone and diffuses the appearance of fine lines. The best bit? It’s not cakey at all thanks to its nourishing formula that’s packed with tea tree, oil-absorbing charcoal and softening Moroccan lava clay. We guarantee you’ll be hooked.

CC+ Oil-Free Matte Cream, £31 | iT Cosmetics

For An Airbrushed Finish: Farsali Skintune Blur, £50

Why we love it? After causing a social media furore, we put this to the test and have to say we’re rather taken with it. It is an expensive investment , but it’s a multi-tasker wonder product – it gives you flawless, primed skin, reduces the appearance of pores and also gives you a brightening boost with vitamin C. We like to use it on its own, but it can be added into your base for a beautiful glass-like finish. 

Skintune Blur, £50 | Farsáli

For An Even Tone: Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector, £28.50

Why we love it? Bridging the gap between a tinted moisturiser and a foundation, this much-loved perfecter gives skin a flatteringly semi-matte glow with a velvet-like finish, while providing SPF20 protection, too. Top tip: apply foundation overtop for a seriously smooth sheen.

Complexion Perfector, £28.50 | Urban Decay

For Multi-Tasking: Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer, £38

Why we love it? You’d be hard pushed to find a make-up artist that doesn’t love this dinky cream. It’s a lightweight skin enhancer that covers all your complexion woes. Honey and jojoba oils come together to nourish skin for that post-gym glow we all crave. Whether you use it as a concealer, a full coverage foundation or mixed with a little moisturiser, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. It’s no wonder the Kardashian crew and Kerry Washington are reportedly big fans. 

Skin Enhancer, £38 | Kevyn Aucoin

For Blurring Benefits: Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, £30

Why we love it? Dubbed by Charlotte Tilbury herself as a ‘celebrity skin filter in a bottle,’ this award-winning formula isn’t a foundation or coverage product (despite its seven-shade range). Instead, think of it as a unique primer and highlighter hybrid with a silky dry down. Porcelain flower extract (rich in antioxidants) works to brighten skin, while the mega-watt glow smooths away pores and catches the light beautifully. You can use it as a primer, a base or a highlighter, but we love to mix it with our foundation for an intense hit of radiance.  

Hollywood Flawless Filter, £30 | Charlotte Tilbury

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