Here’s how to brighten up your complexion
From not getting enough sleep, to suffering the signs of ageing or spending too much time in the sun, over time your skin can look a little worse for wear. Specifically, your skin can look tired and and lacklustre, and if you have pigmentation it can further accentuate the dullness in your complexion. However, it’s not all bad news; thanks to some seriously cool new formulations, it is possible to restore the brightness in your skin - here’s how to upgrade your skin care and makeup routine to achieve more luminous skin.
Use brightening skin care formulas
The long term solution to achieving brighter-looking skin is with a skin care regimen that’s specially designed to improve an uneven skin tone. The Elucent Whitening range is suitable for all skin types and is infused with brightening ingredients and powerful antioxidants to target uneven skin tone and improve the appearance of pigmentation, leaving skin looking more radiant and youthful.
Start with the Elucent Whitening Exfoliating Cleanser to gently buff away dead skin cells and follow with the Elucent Whitening Day Moisturiser SPF 30 to help protect skin (this can even be used under foundation). Next, apply Elucent Whitening Eye Cream to visibly reduce dark circles, and target pigmentation spots with Elucent Whitening Spot Corrector. Finish the day with Elucent Whitening Night Moisturiser to nourish skin while you sleep, for a full skincare regime.
Use a dewy foundation
The easiest way to achieve a glowing complexion in an instant is with a dewy foundation. Usually packed with tiny reflective particles, these formulas can help cover up pigmentation and signs of unevenness, and make your skin look more luminous all over. Try Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation.
Use an illuminator
Need to add some more radiance? Apply a highlighter to the high points of your face (like your cheekbones, bridge of the nose and brow bone), to bring your complexion to life. Instead of using a powder highlighter, which can settle in fine lines, use a liquid formula like L’Oréal Paris True Match Highlight Illuminating Liquid in Gold, which looks natural once applied and can be blended easily with your fingers.
Use a brightening concealer
For areas that need a little more help, a brightening concealer like Rimmel London Wake Me Up Anti-Fatigue Concealer is the way to go. Dab a small amount of concealer with your finger on top of dark spots or on top of your dark circles, and follow with a powder to set the formula.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.