Take a break from your beauty routine before the party season kicks off and go for a no-fuss natural look. Few of us would leave the house without our make-up bags yet a well-executed ‘no make-up’ look takes just a few minutes and only four products to pull off. Give your skin a chance to breathe and declutter your make up bag in one go!

Skin still needs a moisture boost throughout the day and using a nourishing primer can o er a healthy complexion without covering natural beauty. Try Estee Lauder’s The Smoother, which is infused with apricot essence and smoothes out patches of uneven texture as well as softening the skin.

Sometimes more mature skin benefits from a bit of coverage, so a good concealer works wonders. Perennial favourite YSL’s Touche Éclat concealer hides dark circles and minor imperfections. It’s easily blended with the fingers to provide an instant confidence boost.

A dark contour can often make the face appear heavy and overdone. Try strobing to enhance key features. Use a bright highlight on areas of the face where natural light will hit. A dry product like Bobbi Brown’s highlighting powder works best when brushed across cheek bones and the bridge of the nose, giving the appearance of a natural glow.

Lastly, give those brows some attention. Groomed brows have dominated facial makeup for several seasons. If you’re not great with pencils or brush strokes, try a brow mascara. Givenchy’s ‘Mister Brow Filler’ will tame stray hairs and make brows appear more naturally full. Apply in an upward motion to flu up the natural shape of the arch and create structure that lasts the day.

Five minutes and you’re ready for anything!

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