I’m all about creating a make-up base that glows, especially because I have dehydrated skin and therefore it can look dull and lack that glow. Ultimately creating a real skin glow comes down to being healthy and having a good skincare routine, but if like me you want to have an extra helping hand and to faux your glow, then I have two products just for you.
Paul & Joe have two illuminating products this Spring that I am loving using to achieve my glow.
The first is an illuminating foundation primer which is formulated with lavender pearl, lavender has a purple tinge to it and this comes out I’d say more pink. Now pink in colour correction is great for brightening skin and so this primer helps to give the skin a brightness and correct any dullness. It’s also lovely and moisturising and has Jojoba Seed Oil and Hyaluronic Acid to keep skin looking plumped.
Even though it’s moisturising and gives a glow, it weirdly has more of a matte feel on the skin, which is great as a make-up base. Something like Burberry Fresh Glow creates a similar glow, but is more radiant in the glow stakes so if you have oiler skin you could end up looking a little sweaty, whereas this I think would work for the majority of skin types. For me it works especially well, counter acting the dullness and keeping my skin moisturised at the same time.
It made my foundation stay on really well, especially when combined with the powder and was easy to apply with a beauty blender.
Secondly is the matching illuminating loose powder. If I use a powder, I love a translucent one and this really has converted me. I loved the way it set my face after foundation and worked so well alongside the primer. The powder isn’t heavy, it’s lovely and natural and you only need a small amount. It is infused with lavender pearls and pearl powder which reflect light to brighten the skins appearance. I often find powders can be quite dulling and this is the exact opposite, it gives my skin a brightened complexion. The puff is easy to use so that it blends into the skin, but I prefer just to use a brush with my powder. What’s great is you can buy a refill of the powder so you can save yourself £10 from not buying a new powder and just picking up a refill.
I really enjoyed using both of these and they gave my skin such a beautiful glow, plus I love the beautiful packaging.