CURRENTLY COVETING

These beauty favourites are the equivalent of loungewear for your face

If you haven’t thought about purchasing a matching tracksuit, a new bathrobe or some cute Insta-worthy fluffy slippers—are you even in iso? Spending more time at home means more reasons to get next-level comfortable in an effortless way and we think the same goes for makeup at home. Think about it: we wear comfortable (and cute) loungewear at home to make us feel good, and the equivalent of that for your face is easy-to-apply, effortless products that are comfortable to wear while still helping you feel good—and like you’re getting ready for something every morning (even if that’s just sitting at your home office desk). So, get cosy and check out our edit of beauty that’s like loungewear for your face.

COMPLEXION (pair with a two piece, extra fleecy tracksuit in the colour of your choice)

Just as your party outfit is vastly different to you Sunday afternoon on the couch outfit, so too is your makeup base. You want everything you love about your foundation—evens out skin tone, adds glow, gives your complexion an airbrushed finish—but with lightweight, breathable comfort. Enter concealers from bareMinerals and Laura Mercier. The bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer is a skincare-meets-makeup hybrid, infused with an anti-ageing serum and a formula that plumps the delicate skin around the eyes and counteracts dark circles. Its feather-light consistency is like wearing nothing at all, and with ingredients like lilac plant stem cells and humectants to brighten and hydrate, this is a concealer that does so much more than hide late night Netflix-induced dark circles.

As for the rest of your base, something like the Kosas Tinted Face Oil is also lightweight and formulated with ingredients that give your skin a hit of hydration thanks to avocado oil and green tea seed oil which offers antioxidant protection. The finish is buildable, and because of how richly pigmented the oil is, a little goes a long way—so you never feel weighed down. Juice Beauty offer another lightweight, skin-loving formula with their Stem Cellular CC Cream. It’s infused with aloe vera and coconut oil and especially good for skin types with fine lines or wrinkles. Just one layer in the morning will give you a healthy glow for a day filled with Zoom calls.

Try our other picks for lightweight complexion products below:

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CHEEKS AND BROWS (pair with those soft fluffy slides you’ve been eyeing off online)

The quickest way to look put together with minimal effort? A quick brush up of the brows and a hint of colour on the cheeks. Easy! You might only be familiar with Perricone MD’s skincare line, but did you know they do makeup as well? They offer skincare-infused makeup that fuses effortlessly with the skin to create a luminous glow and a natural flush of colour. A popular product in their ‘no makeup’ offering is the blush. It has a gel-cream consistency that provides buildable colour (that can be applied with your fingertips) and is infused with vitamin C ester to visibly smooth, brighten and minimise discolouration over time; so you get the skincare benefits with the colour payoff to boot—it’s a win-win, really!

If you have a blush brush handy and wanted some added shimmer through your cheeks as well as colour, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush imparts skin with a flattering glow in only a few swipes of the brush. Each blush is created using a photoluminescent technology that diffuses and softens the colour on the skin for a seamless, like-your-cheek-colour-but-better effect. For brows, we’re all about quick and easy application and a formula that mimics the natural hairs for fuller brows in thirty seconds flat. Both the Brow Wiz by Anastasia Beverly Hills and Billion Dollar Brows’ Brows on Point Micro Pencil offer complete brow precision with their super fine tips that allow you to create tiny, natural and subtle hair-like strokes.

Our other cheek and brow go-to products include:

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EYES AND PREP (pair with your matching pyjama set)

If you’ve had to put your lash lift or extension on hold, then the next best thing is a mascara that gives your lashes some love and definition while you’re parading around the house. The Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara not only creates volume but lengthens each lash using a tubing formula (so you can remove it with just warm water) to ensure smudge-resistant, flake-free wear all day long. Smashbox also offer your lashes some lift n’ love with their Super Fan Mascara—it creates longer, more voluminous lashes with every layer and lasts a full twelve hours.

A primer might not be at the top of your list of products to wear at home right now, but when they’re packed full of skin-loving ingredients—like the Ren Perfect Canvas Clean Primer and Tatcha The Silk Canvas—we figure it’s probably worth applying them for some added skincare benefits throughout the day. Ren offers a silicone-free primer that’s formulated with probiotics that keep skin in check while agave extract provides a matte finish, so you don’t have to fight shine during your 3pm video call. Wear it alone or under one of the above-mentioned base products for a seamless finish. The Silk Canvas from Tatcha is infused with the brand’s signature superfood blend, which is an anti-ageing trio of green tea, rice and algae that help to restore a natural, radiant effect to the skin. This primer is designed to sit under makeup, however don’t let that stop you from wearing it on its own, as the inclusion of silk extract and pink and gold pearl diminish the appearance of pores and fine lines while blurring the appearance of uneven skin tone and discolouration.

Looking for more mascara and primer choices? Here’s a few more:

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