Want radiant skin in seconds? Apply one of these four shimmering powders! While I’m not a powder fan, their highlighting texture has a hint of shimmer that helps lift the skin and give a pretty three-dimensional gleam.
TAKE A BRUSH, pick up a little powder (whether peach or cream in colour) and dust onto the upper cheekbones. Go more peachy in colour if you have darker skin or want it more as a flush on the actual cheek; go lighter if you want to make your cheekbones pop.
NEVER apply a shimmery highlighter in a stripe, create a ‘C’ curve instead, starting at the end of your eyebrow, curving round and ending on the top of your cheekbone. This is the easiest place to give a face a lift, make dry skin look fresh, and give flat cheeks more fullness. I finish my makeup like this every day.
GO PEACH OR CHAMPAGNE
PEACH is the one colour that never fails to add a natural radiance and freshness because it imitates the natural colour in our skin when we blush. Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach Peach-Infused Blush, £25 top left, is adorable and even smells of… peach! Try a little across eyelids too. Or check out this limited edition Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Maui, £30, with pearl particles designed to imitate that fresh, lit-from-within radiant glow in younger skin.
CHAMPAGNE I say ‘go light and highlight’. Never underestimate how highlighter can take skin from dull to delicious in one stroke. Opt for a sheer champagne shade that’s universally flattering, so suits every skin tone from fair to dark. I love Illamasqua Beyond Powder in OMG, £32, a truly beautiful iridescent powder that can be worn along the collarbone, shoulders and shins too as the weather warms up; or try Vincent Longo La Bella Luce Highlighter, £24.50, with added peach, pink and bronze radiant particles brushed over the tops of cheekbones, temples, brow bone and the bridge of your nose.
Don’t overdo it! Highlighter lightens and draws attention to your face, so take it easy. Apply gradually, keep the rest of your face matte to help contrast the radiance illusion and avoid any areas with enlarged pores or deeper wrinkles, as it can exacerbate their appearance.