Keep your party skin glowing all night long

If you're planning a big night out dancing, singing or partying your socks off, these tips and tricks will keep your skin looking beautiful until the wee hours.

To brighten the skin, apply an illuminator under the eyebrows, on the cheekbones, to the bridge of the nose and just above the chin. You can even gently shade under the cheekbones to highlight your bone structure. Top it off with a touch of blusher on the apples of the cheeks. Set your make-up by evenly applying a light coat of powder. And here's a pro tip: mist your face, holding the spray 50cm away, to firmly fix your make-up.
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Prepare your skin

The idea is to fully cleanse before applying your make-up, so your complexion stays perfect for as longer. Kick off the process the day before, by drinking lots of non-alcoholic fluids. Drink plenty of water, tea, herbal or fruit infusions, and hydrate your skin with a suitable moisturiser. Before going to bed, apply a moisturising mask with active ingredients that will deeply penetrate the skin. And on the big day itself, start with a very light scrub; perhaps one that's rice powder-based. Apply an eye contour product to reduce puffy eyelids and bags, leaving you looking wide-eyed and fresh-faced. 
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Work on your complexion

Begin with a moisturiser to plump up the skin and boost circulation for a natural rosy look. Apply a make-up base (firming, if necessary) that will set your make-up, smooth out pores and eliminate signs of tiredness. A corrective base or primer will even out your skin tone: try a purple tint if your complexion is dull, or green if you need to reduce redness. Now you're ready for foundation. You only need a small amount: the more you blend it in, the longer it will last. Make sure your foundation matches the colour of your neck; and your cleavage. And for a lasting effect, opt for a mattifying or high-definition product. 
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Finishing touches

To brighten the skin, apply an illuminator under the eyebrows, on the cheekbones, to the bridge of the nose and just above the chin. You can even gently shade under the cheekbones to highlight your bone structure. Top it off with a touch of blusher on the apples of the cheeks. Set your make-up by evenly applying a light coat of powder. And here's a pro tip: mist your face, holding the spray 50cm away, to firmly fix your make-up.