There’s a nude glow skin tint to suit every budget this spring: Here are 3 of the best
Newsflash: The baked face fad is finito.
With warmer days on the horizon, fresh dewy skin is in. The good news is that it’s a trend that can take years off you, provided you’re brave enough to ditch your trusty full-coverage foundation.
Sheer formulas provide natural-looking, lightweight coverage that enhances your skin without feeling heavy or cakey. It also allows your skin to breathe, giving you a fresh, glowy look.
Think French-girl chic; polished and put-together without looking overly ‘done’.
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And don’t worry if the word ‘sheer’ makes you nervous – you can build up the coverage by applying additional layers in areas where you need more coverage, such as around the nose, chin, or any blemishes.
The newest formulas boast a variety of hidden benefits too, from mighty SPF to protect your skin from the aging effects of the sun to moisture-boosting skincare ingredients such as green tea and hyaluronic acid.
Add a slick of creamy blush on the apples of your cheeks, a swoosh of mascara, and a hydrating lippie and you’re good to go.
Here are three to try first:
The bare-faced bargain
Wet n Wild Bare Focus Tinted Hydrator Tinted Skin Veil
Formulated with hyaluronic acid and vegan squalane, Bare Focus Tinted Hydrator Tinted Skin Veil does an impressive job of evening out the complexion while keeping skin hydrated.
Buildable with a semi-matte finish, this two-in-one formula is a bargain buy – ideal if you’re just considering dipping a toe into the trend.
Buy it: Bare Focus Tinted Hydrator Tinted Skin Veil is €6.99 from Boots and Chemist Warehouse, Ballincollig West City Retail Park.
The four-week fixer
IT Cosmetics CC+ Nude Glow SPF 40
The first 90 percent skincare CC+, IT Cosmetics CC+ Nude Glow SPF 40 is a lightweight medium coverage skin tint with a healthy glow finish in 12 shades of nude. The patent-pending formula is infused with a Brightening Glow Serum with 2% niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, green tea extract, and SPF 40.
In just four weeks, this colour-correcting makeup is clinically tested to visibly improve brightness, skin texture and softness, and uneven skin tone. Plus, it gives you 24 hours of hydrated skin for an instant healthy glow finish and that no-makeup makeup look.
Buy it: IT Cosmetics CC Nude Glow is €45 at Brown Thomas Cork.
The skincare splurge
SISLEY Phyto-Hydra Teint
A fruity cocktail of plant-based extracts with energising, astringent, and smoothing properties, SISLEY’s Phyto-Hydra Teint is a luxurious everyday formula that refines the skin’s texture underneath as you wear it.
A mineral screen ensures optimal SPF 15 sun protection, while buckwheat seed extract protects the skin from pollution, and white lily extract ensures the skin is hydrated from morning until evening.
This gorgeous balm glides on and corrects and illuminates in a single stroke of a foundation brush
Buy it: SISLEY Phyto-Hydra Teint is €99 at Brown Thomas, Cork