Whether you are dreading being indoors or rather looking forward to another break in the crazy year we call 2020, this self-help regime will give you all the tips and tricks you need to relax, unwind and feel the best you can this lockdown.
THE ‘NO MAKEUP’ MAKEUP LOOK
The hack to nail your ‘no makeup’ makeup look whilst being stuck inside is easy. Simplistic and minimalistic makeup is taking the world by storm and this is an essential for your lockdown glam to make you feel that little bit better.
Prime that face – The Glam Glow ‘Waterburst’ moisturiser is the perfect base for your glowy look, however if you’re looking for something a little less expensive during these times, then the XX Revolution ‘H2 Glow Bomb Aloe Vera’ is a good dupe for this and will give you that glow you’re looking for.
Go light on the coverage – Steer clear of your full coverage foundation and concealers and move over to a CC cream for a light coverage and pop this just under your eyes, bringing it up to your temple, around your nose and on your forehead. The IT cosmetics ‘CC Cream’ is the one for this look, it brightens, illuminates and gives you that fresh-looking base which is what you will be looking for.
Cream everything – Cream products are your best friend when achieving this minimal look. They sink into skin and give you a seamless finish. A cream bronzer such as the Benefit ‘Hoola Cream to Powder Quickie Contour Stick’ and a cream blusher like the Glossier ‘Cloud Paint’ will give you a flush of colour but still keep that skin like base. A cream highlighter for a little glow on the tops of the cheeks can’t go a miss.
Gel those brows – Brows are a pain to maintain and they will be the least of your lockdown worries, however you can’t forget about them in this look. A bit of brow gel such as the Benefit ’24 – hour brow setter’ will fluff up and set your brows in place for the whole day.
Light up mascara- You could either miss this step or give your lashes a little bit of love and put a light coat of mascara over your lashes. A curling mascara such as the Maybelline ‘Lash Sensational’ will give you the natural curl that is required within this look. Curling your lashes for a few seconds will give you a natural longer looking lash.
RELEASE YOUR INNER GLOW
Skincare is essential especially during these times, and here are a few products for you to try this lockdown
Origins High Potency Night – A – Mins
This is a 2-in-1, overnight moisturiser & peel with Fruit-Derived AHAs that puts dullness to rest for glowing skin that’s smoothed & renewed. Vitamins B, C, E, H & Calcium help replenish & fortify skin as you’re lulled to sleep by essential oils of Neroli, Valerian & Vanilla. You’ll wake up to refreshed and resurfaced skin ready for your day of lockdown antics.
Ole Hendriksen Banana Bright Serum
This next-gen vitamin C serum contains a blend of vitamin C, exfoliating acids and banana powder inspired products for a brightening and illuminating look. It will help to instantly defend skin from pollution and plump skin all day which will give you that fresh looking face, even when you’re locked indoors.
Pixi Glow Tonic
Instantly refreshing, Pixi’s gorgeous glow-giver brightens, tones and conditions your skin after cleansing. Apply this in the morning with the rest of your skincare or before you go to sleep to wake up to a beautiful, fresh face.
THE MIND GUIDE
Take time for yourself
Take a few minutes out of your day to reflect on how you’re feeling, what is going through your head and how this will affect your day. Swing back into previous lockdown ways and bake some banana bread with your family, go on daily walks through the woods, start a new series and maybe watch a Tik Tok or two.
Take up a new hobby
Whether this be something as simple as baking, reading a book or even yoga, focussing your mind on something else will help you through this lockdown and who knows you may become a pro at something you never thought you would before!
As much as this is considered ‘effort’, working out is some serious brain food. It releases a lot of endorphins which will set you up for the day and will be an overall mood booster. It will get you feeling fitter and fresher and you will be coming out of lockdown in a brand new mindset.