Halloween is fast approaching and whether you’re planning on trick or treating with the kids, or heading to a glamorous party, it’s the perfect opportunity to get a little more creative with your makeup.
If you have blemish-prone skin, however, you may feel slightly hesitant about wearing a bold makeup look. You may also worry about how your foundation will look over the course of a long evening of celebrating. Sounds familiar? Read on to learn more about the Vichy range and how it can help you create a flawless, natural base. The rest of your ghoulish Halloween look is up to you!
Always prep the skin
No matter how fantastic your foundation is, you’ll never get the best result if you don’t adequately prep the skin first. Start with a cleanser suitable for your skin type. If you have oily, acne-prone skin for example, choose a product such as Vichy’s Normaderm Purifying Cleansing Gel – its lightly scented formula is designed to address the needs of blemish-prone complexions as it clears excess sebum and impurities without drying out the skin.
Create a perfectly hydrated base
Many people with oily skin often make the mistake of leaving out serums and moisturisers from their skincare regime in order to dry it out. This is actually one of the worst things you can do to as it causes the skin to overcompensate and create even more oil. Try a lightweight serum such as Vichy’s Mineral 89; containing skin-plumping hyaluronic acid and a high concentration of Vichy Thermal Mineralizing Water, it plumps and hydrates the skin while protecting it from pollution and other environmental aggressors.
If your skin needs it, you can follow this with a lightweight moisturiser such as Normaderm’s Anti-Age Resurfacing care. Not only does it provide 24-hour hydration, but its formula combines ingredients such as glycolic and lipo-hydroxy acids (LHA) that gently exfoliate the epidermis while unclogging pores and encouraging cell renewal. Vitamin C also helps the skin appear brighter and firmer.
Use a high-coverage yet natural foundation
Once you’ve cleansed, moisturised and protected the skin, you can then move on to your makeup. Dermablend’S [3D CORRECTION] Foundation is specifically designed for oily and blemsh-prone skin - its aqueous and gel Alliagel™ formula smooths the appearance of blemishes, while minimising 3D concerns and redness. It also creates a soft and velvety veil on the skin so you won’t feel caked in makeup or like your pores are becoming clogged. The best part? It provides up to 16 hours of hold so you can party into the early hours without worrying about your makeup slipping off.
If you have more moderate skin concerns such as redness, imperfections and dark circles, opt for Dermablend’s Corrective Fluid Foundation. This formula also provides up to 16 hours of coverage but is slightly more lightweight and buildable than the [3D CORRECTION] Foundation. If you require more targeted coverage, dab a touch of Dermablend’s SOS Cover Stick directly on to the area (such as under the eyes or over a scar) and blend with your fingers. Pop it in your party bag for on-the-go touch-ups.
Finally, once you’ve added your blood-dripping fangs, cat whiskers or skeleton mouth, extend the life of your entire Halloween makeup look with Dermablend’s Setting Powder. This translucent formula adds no extra colour to your makeup, but simply creates a smudge and water-resistant finish.
We wish you a fun and frightful Halloween!
For more information on the full Vichy skincare and Dermablend ranges, visit vichy.co.uk.