Season after season we watch the catwalks for the latest trends in fabrics, colours and styles, but it's not just the clothing designers we need to watch: cosmetics brands are also keen to showcase their new products and looks. This season, they're focused on a 'barely there' look: a minimum of makeup, or, at least, makeup that looks minimal.
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'Less is more' is the watchword, where a light look allows the natural beauty shine through. The big brands are offering us products that will protect the skin, while being gentle, soft to the touch and virtually invisible to the eye. The 'mask' effect is passe, along with the unnatural tones that emphasise the role of cosmetics. Increasingly, beauty experts are opting for 'second skin' textures – formulas that allow a fine and flexible finish to correct imperfections and blemishes while enhancing the natural beauty of each face. The result is a complexion that can breathe, and bright, healthy skin.
These light products can be applied using the fingertips, and they blend perfectly with the skin to give a fresh, radiant look so subtle that only you know the secret. Are you ready to put your best face forward?
1. Mastertouch Correctors, Max Factor
2. Ultralight Vitalumiere Aqua, Chanel.
3. Invisible foundation Lingerie de Peau, Guerlain.
4. Special Reserve Highlight Powder in Chez Chez Lamé colour (gold with silver sparkles), MAC
5. SecondSkin foundation, Max Factor.