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Flawless FINISH


AIRBASE PERFECTING PRIMER uses colloidal platinum water made up of nano-particles of negatively charged platinum metal to help maintain the electrical balance in the skin, moisturising and protecting the epidermis. Used as the first step in make-up application, the primer’s opalescent silicone-gel formula softens the appearance of fine lines and pores and diffuses reflected light for a matte, clean skin finish.

Trade: from £24 for 15ml 0115 967 8691

MASTERS OF COLOR PERFECT TOUCH CORRECTOR is designed to correct discolouration under the eyes with an illuminating formula that brings light and radiance to shadowy areas both with a camera flash and in real life. The corrector can also be used on the brow bone and inner corners of the eyes for a subtle highlight. It contains shea butter to hydrate and combat dehydration in the under-eye area and is available in two shades.

Trade: £11.05 01344 873123

JANE IREDALE GREAT SHAPE CONTOUR KIT allows MUAs and clients alike to add dimension to the face in a subtle way. The palette contains three matte pressed powder shades – a highlight, blush and contour, which the brand says are easily blendable for a natural finish without the tell-tale lines and smudges of bad contouring. There are two colour ways: Warm, with champagne highlight, peach blush and warm brown contour; and Cool, with cool vanilla highlight, cool pink blush and medium brown contour.

Trade: £22.50 020 8450 2020 (IIAA)

ARTDECO MAT LIP POWDER gives intense colour with a creamy base and smooth finish. Its cushion applicator allows for even, precise application of the six shades – statement tones Hypnotic Red, Vibrant Pink and Hibiscus Bloom, and nudes Mango Mania, Spring Day and Lovely Blossom. The brand says the formula is long-lasting and smudge-proof, while added almond oil helps nourish the lips through long wear.

RRP: £14.70 each 028 9061 7403 (Chleo Enterprises)

HD BROWS BROW COLOURFIX is an easy route to creating bold brows with a natural finish. The tinted gel is brushed into brows to shape and provide a hint of colour, in shades Bombshell, for blonde hair; Foxy for midtone hair; and Vamp for brunette hair. Brow Colourfix can be used over another brow product as a setting gel and to add volume, or on its own for a “brushed up”, textured look.

Trade: £12.61 0113 224 7908

MII COSMETICS ILLUSIONIST TRANSLUCENT POWDER is billed as giving skin a “photo-ready radiance”. The translucent loose powder contains spherical particles to help blur the appearance of fine lines, eliminate shine and keep foundation looking fresh. On application, the powder transforms to a colourless finish suitable for all skin types and tones, says the brand, and so doesn’t leave a white or ashy finish on the skin under a camera flash.

Trade: £12 for 7.5g 0345 217 1360 (Gerrard International)

This article appears in the Professional Beauty July 2018 Issue of Professional Beauty

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This article appears in the Professional Beauty July 2018 Issue of Professional Beauty