During that time of the month, it's not only you that can feel a little fatigued and emotional, your skin can suffer too. We're calling it Hormonal Skin, and it can range from anything such as breakouts and inflammation, to dullness and lack of radiance.
We already have a great post on how to combat hormonal skin with your skincare products, which will help to take care of the problems at a cellular level. However, when your hormones are running wild and won't calm down, the right combination of makeup can make a huge difference to how you feel.
Hormonal Skin Helpers
When you have done all you can to give your hormonal skin some love, but it's still not playing ball, it's time to turn to the right makeup. This will help to give you a confidence boost, infuse your skin with moisture and leave it looking and feeling healthier.
Where you can, opt for natural products with hydrating properties that will nurture your skin and not work against it.
1.Choose A Lightweight BaseOpting for a lightweight base over a heavier foundation will let your skin breathe and not lead to further breakouts or inflammation. Tinted Moisturisers also tend to give a more radiant finish that foundations, so will leave your complexion looking healthy and glowing, which when you have hormonal skin can be a battle. The bareMinerals Complexion Rescue is super hydrating so will condition your skin while it evens out your complexion. It is also free from silicones, parabens and fragrance, perfect for that time of the month your skin when your skin can be a little sensitive and temperamental.
2.Don't Go Over The Top On ColourYou might feel washed out, but that doesn't mean you need to go overboard with blusher, bronzer and concealer. Choose one and stick to it. Hormonal skin needs to be taken care of as it can be oilier, more sensitive, drier and more prone to breakouts, so piling on products won't help it at all. The RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek is a multipurpose product that is formulated with natural and organic ingredients to nourish your condition. The colour "Smile" is perfect for stressed-out skin as it will leave you with a healthy flush of colour that doesn't look over the top.
3.Hydrate EverythingHormonal skin needs constant care, so using a hydrating mist over the top of your makeup will ensure it stays fresh and radiant. Plus, they can also help to control excess oil and leave your skin looking healthier. The Caudalie Beauty Elixir is enriched with uplifting essential oils, which perk up your skin and leave you and your mood feeling refreshed. The 30ml size is perfect handbag size and makes for the greatest beauty friend when your skin needs some love.
4.Never Forget MascaraWhen you're feeling fatigued and your skin looks tired, mascara is your greatest weapon to instantly perk you up. As soon as your eyes look open and awake, your complexion looks a lot healthier and radiant. Make sure you choose a waterproof mascara in case like us, you get waves of emotions during the time of the month! We love the Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes in Black, which curls, adds volume and lengthens your lashes, while keeping firmly in place when the tears arrive!
5.Add A Little LightHormonal skin can lack radiance and vitality, so adding a little light into your makeup routine will help to perk it up instantly. You don't want anything too sparkly or glittery so it looks over the top, but something subtle that helps to catch the light and give you an inner glow. The Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio in Lychee contains a blend of 3 soft pastel shades to add radiance and luminosity to your complexion. Sweep across the tops of your cheekbones for a beautiful glow that looks completely natural.