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This autumn, it is time to get our skin glowing and radiant! Barefaced Beauty is an important trend coming off the catwalks; contouring has been replaced with softer blushes, and matte face-bases have been swapped for luminous and healthy skin. Prepping your skin is the key to achieving the barefaced look, and while it doesn’t involve any fewer products than your normal make-up routine, barefaced beauty allows your natural and beautiful skin to shine through.

To achieve the perfect barefaced look, the 3 P’s are extremely important – Preen, Prime and Perfect. By Preening your skin and following a specific skincare regimen, your skin will be at its healthiest to radiate a natural glow. Priming helps to keep a lighter face base on for longer so you look luminous all day long, and Perfecting allows you to blur imperfections and blemishes to achieve a flawless complexion.

PREEN! (The most important step!)

By cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising your face, your skin will radiate health and luminosity. Following a specified skincare regimen to suit your individual skin type and needs will ensure that your skin receives the nutrients and hydration it requires to glow! In winter, skin generally requires more moisture to battle the colder weather, so turning to lightweight ingredients such as rosehip and rosewater help to hydrate without clogging pores. Here at Look Fantastic, we always turn to a few key products to get our glow back, and make sure it stays!

Dry Skin

Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facialis an overnight mask designed to give you the results of a professional facial while you sleep. Infused with Wild Rose Fruit Extract, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid, the mask helps to banish dullness and dry and damaged skin, while reducing fine lines, and pigmentation, giving you a beautifully radiant complexion overnight!

Mature Skin

Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell: Bio-Repair Gel Mask is enriched with 5 rose plant stem cells alongside four rose extracts to eradicate fine lines and wrinkles, and reduce dullness and sagging of the skin. It works to reverse the ageing process on the skin by using unique plant biotechnology to penetrate the dermis and improve overall skin tone and radiance.


To combat oily skin that can become congested due to excess sebum production, an exfoliator is great for buffing away dead skin cells, leaving your skin congestion free! The Ren Rose Centifolia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser is delicate enough for sensitive skin, but potent enough to exfoliate your skin, leaving it radiant and glowing.


In winter, reactive skin can become more sensitised due to the colder weather, so protecting it and keeping it nourished is essential to keeping it healthy. Decléor Aromessence Rose D’Orient Serum is a pure elixir of natural essential oils to reduce irritation caused by environmental aggressors, while improving softness and suppleness to leave the most beautiful complexion behind.




Priming keeps your make-up in place for longer so fewer touch-ups are needed! For oilier skin types, Benefit’s Porefessional is a lightweight primer that smooth’s and blurs the skin, while giving your make-up the perfect base to glide on flawlessly; leaving a seamless finish. For sensitive or pigmented skin, Dermalogica’s UltraCalming Redness Relief Primer has a subtle green tint to combat redness, while using a unique formulation of anti-irritant ingredients to reduce sensitivity; leaving your skin tone even and your complexion radiant. Normal/Combination skin needs to look no further than Bourjois’s Flower Perfection Primer to boost radiance and provide a canvas for foundation. Infused with Wild Azalea Extract which helps to protect skin cells from damage, the primer leaves your skin with an airbrushed finish.


Finally, the Face Base stage! Choosing a hydrating, lightweight foundation or tinted moisturiser for your skin, allows it to breathe and radiate through.


Infused with Vitamins C and E, this foundation helps to boost your skin’s own natural luminosity while providing excellent coverage to cover imperfections and blemishes. With an added SPF of 25 which helps to protect your skin from sun damage even in the winter months, the Hello Flawless will leave your skin healthy, glowing, and you guessed it…flawless!


Known for its simple yet effective approach to skincare, Clinique’s Tinted Moisturiser is enriched with skin radiating ingredients to deliver a weightless formulation which blurs imperfections and conceals flaws. As the base is a tinted moisturiser, it is more breathable than a traditional foundation, helping your skin to remain radiant and healthy all winter long!


For people who have sensitive skin and redness, finding a lightweight face base which colour corrects and hydrates is a difficult task. La Roche-Posay is a French brand known for its great approach to sensitive skincare, and this foundation is no different. 100% hypoallergenic, fragrance-free and non comedogenic; select active ingredients, combined with thermal spring water help to soothe the skin whilst providing great coverage for an even complexion.

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