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Get your glow back if you've been battered by the cold weather

Get your glow back if you've been battered by the cold weather

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Get your glow back if you've been battered by the cold weather

If your skin is feeling a little battered by the cold weather front, your foundation will be the first thing to take a hit. Whether it’s flaking off or simply a whisper on your skin come lunchtime, I’ve some of the most hard-hitting hydrating formulas and long-lasting tints that will give you back your glow this winter.

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Sculpted by Aimee Connolly Second Skin Dewy, €27
IF you’re a regular to these pages, you’ll know how obsessed I am with this mineral liquid foundation.
With the cold snap, it’s ideal if you have normal to dry or dehydrated skin. It glides onto the skin and gives a beautiful medium coverage with a luminous finish. In closing, it’s lightweight, pillowy soft and blends seamlessly.

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NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, €37
THIS 16-hour foundation is designed to provide full coverage, all while emphasising your most natural, beautiful self.
It’s infused with nourishing raspberry, apple and watermelon extracts to help smooth texture and improve the look of your skin instantly and over time.
It’s the type of foundation that won’t budge, even after the 4pm slump.

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JM Minerals Mineral Filter Foundation, €26
THERE’S a reason this foundation is called a filter in a jar.
Delivering a beautiful buildable coverage, this mineral powder contains only seven ingredients, making it incredibly kind to the skin.
With a natural SPF of 20 and a paraben-free formula, it’s a no-brainer for dehydrated winter skin. Mineral Filter is suitable for all skin types. Available to purchase now from julietmorrowmakeup.com/jm-minerals.

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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, €44
ANOTHER brilliant skin hydrator is this cult favourite that delivers on radiant skin and doesn’t go oily after a few hours of application. This lightweight fluid formula has been developed with exclusive Micro–fil technology to improve texture and blur imperfections, all while giving you customised, buildable coverage.

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Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint, €24
ARE you a fan of more skin and less make-up? Then check out this cult Glossier foundation. In the land between bare skin and make-up exists this breathable ultra-thin formula that evens out skin’s appearance for a smooth, dewy finish.
Packed with skin-loving ingredients, it comes in 12 adaptable shades that won’t hide your freckles, cake your pores, or cover you up.

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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation and Skincare, €36
IF skincare and make-up got married, this would be their love child. Infused with illuminating pearl powder, uber-hydrating hyaluronic acid, soothing aloe vera extract, exfoliating acid and nourishing vitamins E and B5, this lightweight, medium coverage foundation will improve skin in as little as two weeks all while blurring imperfections and delivering on that all-over glow.

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AYU Cosmetics Fresh Skin Foundation, €32.50
I DO a happy dance every time I apply this super lightweight foundation. Not just because it’s an Irish brand, but because it guarantees non-stop hydration and radiance.
This vegan formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid that acts as a humectant, attracting up to 1,000 times its weight in water to give the skin a plumped, youthful appearance. You had me at hello.

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