Beauty Recommendations

The Beauty Products You Need To Create A Natural Glow

10 April 2019

I must admit, I’m not the greatest when it comes to makeup. In lieu of being able to make my eyes pop like Jeffree Star, or apply eyeliner like a boss – I’ve learnt to perfect the art of a natural and minimalist makeup look. The secret? These seven products. These are my holy grail products luminous skin that’ll get you compliments all day long.

Pixi Glow Mist, $29.95

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Alas, my bottle of the @pixibeauty Glow Tonic is not as full as it was in this picture. I'm finding myself reach for this mist of deliciousness (overkill?) more over the last several days of fasting- what with the double-edged sword of dehydrated skin and oily skin (yay!) Alsoooo, I literally sprayed this stuff 30 seconds before I was about to get my professional grad pics taken and if that isn't a glowing (get it?!) testimonial then I don't know what is! If you're on the hunt for hydrating mist for pre and post makeup application, to add to your skincare routine, or simply for a midday refresh then I would say buy buy buy!! Hope everyone is having a lovely bank holiday weekend and if you're fasting then I hope they are going well! • • • • • #pixibeauty#pixibypetra#pixiglow#arganoil#facemist#fixingspray#spritz#aloevera#skincareaddict#skincareroutine#skincareph#pixiglowmist#flatlay#thismarbledlife#instabeauty#slave2beauty#flatlayphotography#bbloggersuk#beautyjunkie#beautyblogger#fakeupfix#igmakeup#igbeauty#skincaremurah#skinecareroutine

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With a heap of natural oils, aloe vera and fruit extracts – this easy spray bottle will give you that glow you’ve been dreaming of. You know this dreamy mist must be good because you can actually nab it for yourself on Showpo (thank me later).

Natio ‘Glow’ Skin Brightening Balm $17.95

This creamy balm is every bit as luscious as it is soothing for your skin. It’s got green tree extracts and chamomile to naturally radiate and firm your skin. I apply this morning and night directly after cleansing.  

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, $10.00 

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The cult favorite. (📷: @thesanashiraz)

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This will become your ultimate pick me up. Spray when your skin is feeling dehydrated and tired. I love using this to help set my makeup, as well as creating a dewy skincare look. Summer tip? Keep the aloe vera edition in your fridge for an ultimate refresh during the warmer months!

Nars Illuminator in Shade Copacabana $46.00

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My summer go to. What’s yours? #narsissist

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If you’re looking for perfection in a bottle, then this, my friend, is it. Nars have created an illuminator that radiates your skin while being so versatile. Mix in with your fave foundation or simply use it in the areas you wish to highlight – you’re left with a light and naturally glowing skin!

Lush ‘Feeling Younger’ Skin Tint $22.50

When I want to add a touch of shimmer or give my skin a little boost, this is my go-to. It has all the good stuff like oatmeal, almond oil and cocoa butter so it goes on super light.

Editor’s note: Caitlin wore this to work last week and I would not let her sit down until she told me what was on her face. It’s divine.

The Ordinary Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil $18.90

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After a few centuries of waiting, our 100% cold-pressed, 100% virgin, 100% unrefined African Marula Oil is back in stock 🙈 (before we say more, Hylamide HA Blur is also back in stock and we are honouring our interrupted sale until Tuesday. And our Covent Garden store in London is finally open). Back to Marula… Our Marula Oil comes from south west of Africa 🐅🐘🐆, a region encompassing Namibia and bordering South Africa, where simply the very best Marula Oil comes from (we were out of stock for so long due to unfavourable rain conditions in the region and we simply wanted the very best oil.) Marula Oil is a lightweight, aroma-neutral oil composed of oleic and linoleic acids but also of procyanidin, catechins and flavonoids. This oil acts as an antioxidant while hydrating and encouraging radiance. The Ordinary's collection of plant oils also includes 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil and 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil. Rose Hip Seed Oil is rich in linoleic (omega 6) and linolenic (omega 3) acids as well as pro-vitamin A, which enables it to target signs of photo-ageing and several other skin conditions. This oil's fatty acids impart a slight aroma which is an indication of purity and not rancidity as some may believe. Argan Oil contains a host of fatty acids, vitamins, phenols and carotenes to support healthy skin. The oil is superb for reducing skin flaking and adding sheen and strength to hair fibre. Its unrefined format preserves the sensitive components which impart an earthly aroma that some don't find pleasant. So how do you choose an oil best for you? If you have no major skin concerns and simply want a supporting oil in your regimen, Marula Oil is best. If you want an oil that targets signs of ageing, Rose Hip Seed Oil is best. If your skin or hair is super-dry, Argan Oil would be best. You can also mix a few drops of any or all of these oils into your favourite cream or oil-based treatment at the time of application. We haven't mentioned Squalane here but if you simply want a very lightweight, odour-free oil alternative, our 100% Plant-Derived Squalane which can be mixed with oils if desired, is a superb hydrator ❤️🐒

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This product is a must-have for all skin types, especially in winter. It’s got an endless amount of benefits and acts as a major health kick for your skin. I mix mine in with moisturiser before I begin applying makeup to get an ultra dewy woke-up-like-this look.

Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate $68.00

The best way to make your skin glow is by paying attention to the prepping stage of your routine. While it’s a little pricier, this beauty product works wonders in strengthening, toning and energising your skin. It’s got a heap of good oils like sunflower and ginger root and you can use it anytime, anywhere.

Words by the always glowing Caitlin Martin