If I had a dollar for every time I left the house looking decent only to wind up a frizzy, shiny hot mess a few hours later, I’d be rolling in it right now.
Well, stress less because we’ve hunted down the products that’ll keep you looking downright flawless from desk to date night…
GET A BANG-ON BASE
Throughout the day, the state of your skin changes depending on your environment and what you’re doing. It can start off glowing and gorgeous in the morning, then become oily and shiny in the afternoon, and dry and flaky by night. That’s why it’s important to be prepared with products to combat each of these stages.
When your mug starts resembling an oil slick, reach for your trusty blotting tissues to dab away shine and mattify your complexion. If your foundation starts to wear away during the day, lightly top up those areas with concealer or BB cream to even out your skin tone and nix dryness.
As the day goes on, your make-up can slip and slide all over the place, so make sure there’s still a bit of colour in your complexion by using a lip and cheek tint. Who doesn’t love a multi-tasker? Simply dab it over the apples of your cheeks and across your lips and watch your dull skin come back to life!
PROTECT YOUR POUT
Along with dulling in colour during the day, air conditioning, wind, dry air, eating and drinking can all suck the moisture right out of your pout. Top up its hydration levels with a good lip balm. Our advice? Keep one stashed in your handbag, desk drawer, car console, bedside table and bathroom so you’re never without soft, luscious lips.
Grabbing an afternoon coffee? Heading to drinks with your girlfriends? Before leaving the office (or wherever you may be), refresh your skin and senses with a spritz of a facial mist. Not only will it instantly boost your mood, but it will also help to inject moisture back into your skin and combat dryness without interfering with your make-up. So ideal!
TAME YOUR MANE
How many times have you left the house with perfectly styled hair, only to notice it’s flattened out and fallen victim to frizz, oil and flyaways come 3pm? Yep, we’ve all been there. To keep frizz in check, run a few drops of hair serum through your locks. Nix oil and add volume with a little dry shampoo, and follow by smoothing your strands with the help of a compact, handheld brush.
Hello, good hair day!
HELP YOUR HANDS
Protect your mitts from the harsh, cold wind or dry, hot air by keeping a hydrating hand cream close by at all times. Massage it into dry areas and pay close attention to your cuticles and nails as well. Also, keep nail emergencies under control by sorting out any broken nails or rough edges with a nail file.
What are your day-to-night beauty essentials? Will you be trying any of these products?