Project confidence is our most important project, and after the results of our recent beauty survey, it appears self-confidence is at an all-time low.
Studies show that 1/3 of women will never leave the house without foundation, and women will chose not to go without make-up any more than one day per week. Sound familiar?
The fear of being seen without a full face of make-up needn’t be as scary as it seems to be. Foundation was voted the number one confidence-boosting make-up product, but there are so many other less heavy, softer alternatives that let your natural beauty shine through.
Make-up is fantastic for enhancing beauty, so let’s not focus on ‘masking’ our beauty – lets just enhance!
Check out these awesome beauty enhancers below. They’re so genius and hard-working, and promote just how polished and professional you can look with the smallest touch…
Jane Iredale Circle Delete ConcealerBuy now with free delivery
Treat and conceal the dark circles under your eyes, and let your actual eyes do the glistening!
Perricone MD No Lipstick LipstickBuy now with free delivery
You’ve heard of the rise of the ‘no make-up make-up look’, so what about the no lipstick lipstick look? As nude lipsticks were voted by SkinStore customers as the most self-confidence boosting, restore the natural rosy color of your with this solid-to-serum texture lipstick for sheer, buildable coverage.
It smoothes vertical lip lines with neuropeptides, resulting it smooth, conditioned, and slightly colored lips.
Illamasqua Vital Eyeshadow PaletteBuy now with free delivery
Did you know that soft brown shades suit every eye color? They particularly make blue/grey eyes pop, but they also intensify greens and browns too. A touch of the shades from these four complementing shades allows you to define and highlight eyes with excellent colour longevity and seamless blendability.
Alterna Bamboo Luminous Shine MistBuy now with free delivery
Stressed about your skin not looking its best? Worried that your face make-up isn’t preened to perfection? Take the attention off and turn it onto your hair. Lightly spritz with Alterna’s Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist for the most incredible boost of vitality, and a reflective mirror like shine.
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel CreamBuy now with free delivery
You’ll fine this Complexion Rescue raved about multiple times on the blog, but it’s done for a reason! This tinted hydrating gel is key to caring for your skin, whilst concealing any flaws without a heavy make-up look. The best of a BB, a CC and a tinted moisturizer…with a 215% increase in skin hydration after just one week!
Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-BrightenBuy now with free delivery
We were surprised to hear blusher didn’t top the list of self-confidence boosting products, when surveyed by our readers. In actual fact, a good quality blusher can brighten, add color and freshen up the complexion. And peachy pink shades suit absolutely every skin tone.
Our favorite shades include Honey Suckle, Pink Buttercream and Roseberry.
Blinc Amplified Mascara - Dark BrownBuy now with free delivery
For a more softer look, why not dry dark brown mascaras? Deep browns actually intensify eye pupil color, and this incredible, buildable, glamorous volume mascara is the ideal choice for everyday. It’s smudge-proof, sweat-proof, water-resistant and flake-proof.
Illamasqua Gleam HighlighterBuy now with free delivery
Illamasqua tops our list again with this Gleam Highlighter, perfect for illuminating the skin. For those days when you really don’t have time to start sculpting, contouring and highlighting, just sweep a small amount of highlighter to the tops of the cheeks. This is the first place on the face where light catches, and really awakens the skin.
Lilah B. Divine Duo Lip and Cheek StainBuy now with free delivery
Perfect your cheeks and pout with this creamy Lilah B. Divine Duo™ Lip and Cheek Stain. Using a multi-tasking balm that adds a pop of colour and boasts conditioning properties is great for enhancing beauty on the go. You just apply a dab to lips and cheeks whenever you feel the need for that extra flush of color!
Dermablend Intense Powder Camo FoundationBuy now with free delivery
Many people get worried about powder foundations, assuming they don’t provide enough coverage. But the beauty here is that they are buildable, as well as being much better for your skin, making them all round fantastic choices!
Apply a light powder application, and build as you feel. Dermablend products are highly pigmented, meaning a little goes a long way.
Want to learn what our Beauty Editors rate as their personal best confidence-boosting products? Take a read here.