If you indulged over the festive period (we did), partied until the early hours, went to that gig, ate all the turkey, stuffed yourself with chocolate treats and enjoyed the odd glass of sparkling wine or two (or three), then your skin will have felt the strain. As we embark upon 2015, we don’t want to cut down on these little luxuries, where’s the fun in that? Instead, we can cheat and achieve a perfectly glowing look using these top 5 beauty products, each promising us radiance for our post party skin. By Lisa Thompson
1. Shu Uemura Instant-Glow Immediate Radiance Skin Perfecting Cream 50ml £36 harveynichols.com
This cream glides onto the skin giving an instant glow, perfect to apply first thing in the morning for a dewy finish. The Ginko leaf extract smells beautiful and fights oxidisation (enhancing the finish of your make-up). On top of all of this, the Instant Glow provides 24 hour moisturisation. It may be a little on the pricey side, but definitely worth the investment during the winter months.
2. Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer £29 uk.spacenk.com
A foundation primer is the most essential of all products. A primer is used under the foundation, creating an invisible layer that acts as a buffer to the outside elements and leaves the make-up looking fresh. This particular primer from Laura Mercier gives added luminosity with universal pearl effects, as well as all day protection.
3. Giorgio Armani Luminous silk foundation 30ml £35.50 selfridges.com
Since I discovered Luminous Silk Foundation 5 years ago, like my best friend, it has never left my side. The light reflecting pigments along with the oil-free buildable coverage make the perfect combination to create flawless skin.
4. Bourjois Bronzing Powder £7.99 boots.com
Boujoirs Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder rivals some of the most expensive bronzers on the market. It incorporates flecks of gold to give that subtle, all over radiance. The powder is infused with a sweet chocolate fragrance making you smell as amazing as you look. At £7.99, it is the ideal purse friendly radiance cheat.
5. Topshop Glow Highlighter in ‘Gleam’ £9 topshop.com
This cream highlighter comes packaged in a handy little pot, small enough to carry around in your evening clutch bag. Gleam is rose gold in colour and glides flawlessly onto the highlight areas of the face. Apply a small amount with fingertips along the cheekbone and down the centre of the nose for a sparkling complexion. An ideal finishing product to your New Year’s skin.
What are your faves for 2015?