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How To Get The Best Base For Flawlessly Natural Make-Up

One of summer’s biggest make-up trends is next-to-nothing skin and barely-there base. This means your complexion needs to do all the talking, so here’s how to ensure your skin looks and feels its absolute best. 

After more than a year of wearing barely a scrap of make-up, it seems the ‘no make-up make-up’ look has become so much more than a fleeting trend. It’s here to stay. And we love that because embracing your natural beauty is what we're all here for!

That being said, nailing minimal make-up, which focuses entirely on your complexion, means your skin needs to look and feel its absolute best. Luckily we can help with that. Simply follow our quick, six-step guide to creating the perfect base for the rest of your face... 

1. Start With A Clean Slate

Clean skin is absolutely essential when going for no make-up make-up. If you don’t cleanse twice daily, aggressors like sweat, oil, environmental pollution and day-old make-up will breed bacteria causing irritation, excess oil, dehydration and breakouts. Far from ideal when you want your skin to truly shine. Use Crystal Cleanser morning and night to gently cleanse your skin without stripping away essential oils.

2. Smoothly Does It

There’s nothing better for removing dead skin cells, boosting circulation and creating a smooth surface than regular exfoliation. But don’t frantically scrub your skin morning and night like your life depended on it – this is a recipe for disaster (AKA redness, itching, dryness and inflammation).

Instead, work Natural Luminosity Scrub gently into your skin, using circular motions with the pads of your fingertips. This will safely remove impurities and give your skin a natural flush, transforming it from dull and lifeless to glowing and gorgeous.

3. Boost Hydration

Dry, dehydrated or flaking skin will ruin natural make-up, so up the moisture levels in your skin by smoothing Pre-Eminent Beauty Serum over your face and neck. Packed with skin-quenching hyaluronic acid and healing vitamin E it’s the perfect way to create a smooth, flawless complexion.

Just remember, the smallest amount goes a long way, so use a pea-sized amount only, working it gently between your fingers before smoothing it evenly all over.

4. Freshen Up Your Eyes

Yes, fresh-faced makeup is all about your skin, but you don’t want tired eyes that have been caked in concealer giving the game away! Your eyes should naturally sparkle just as much as your face, so to help wake them up, gently apply Imperial Eye Gel twice daily, using the pads of your ring fingers to minimise pressure and dragging.

This will tone, smooth and moisturise your skin while helping to reduce puffiness and dark circles. Bye-bye under-eye concealer.

5. Supercharge Your Glow

What better way to create beautifully radiant skin than with our exquisite, yet totally lightweight Organic Age-Defying Facial Oil? Brimming with pure organic oils, this hydrating treatment locks in moisture and promises not to block your pores or leave your skin looking slick or greasy.

Apply it after or instead of your moisturiser, depending on your skin type. Hands down the perfect glow-getter for natural-looking skin. 

6. Forget Foundation

'Full-fat' foundation is becoming a bit of a no-no. Likely because it rarely looks natural and often draws attention to enlarged pores, lines and wrinkles. Much better for natural-looking skin (or 'skinimalism', if you will) is to finish with Organic Tinted Moisturiser With SPF 25. This amazing tinted moisturiser comes in four adaptive shades that help even out your skin tone and add a gorgeous, dewy glow at the same time.

What’s more, you get the added insurance of knowing your skin is protected from damaging UV radiation. Get on the waitlist right now to be notified the moment it’s back in stock.

And finally, why not complete your look with Superior Lip Butter or a gorgeous bit of glam from our trio of Organic Lip Glosses. All 100% natural!

Now, this may take a bit of practice and a maybe even a bit more confidence to get into the swing of sporting your natural beauty out and about. But remember this, your skin will thank you for it and bare-faced beauty is here to stay! Hurrah! 


Linda Cox on May 18 2021 at 10:50AM

Love this, I could have written your instructions myself almost. I have never gone to bed in make-up in my life. Maybe that’s how come my skin looks and feels amazing. I have one or two small blemishes but I’m fair skinned and it happens, but even they seem improved with Highborn London products.

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