7 products you need to achieve flawless looking makeup

Whether we like it or not, summer is officially over. And whilst we’re excited for pumpkin spiced lattes and evenings in front of great television, what we’re not ready for is losing that healthy glow that summer gives our skin. Enter some of our all-time favourite skincare prep and makeup products to achieve flawless radiant skin that lasts all day. 

Beauty Pie All-In-Wonder Illuminating Primer

Prime your skin with this lightweight opalescent formula from Beauty Pie. We like to wear it alone on makeup-free days, or as a base for foundation. It helps to blur out pores and redness and gives skin a fresh natural glow. 

30ml, £30 (£6.98 for members)

Glossier Futuredew

Apply a couple of pumps of Futuredew to your whole face after your skincare routine for a dewy effect. It’s not sticky or greasy and acts as a perfect base under makeup. Light-reflecting minerals give an instant brightness to your skin that we can’t get enough of. 

30ml, £23

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

This MUA favourite has had a makeover of its own and now comes in a clear glass pot. The popular creamy formula is the same (without the fragrance) and can be used to correct, contour and highlight. You only need a little bit as it goes a long way.


Dcypher Custom Foundation

Finding a foundation to match your skin tone can be difficult. That’s why the founders of Dcypher have developed a technology that creates millions of shades – each formula is bespoke to you. We love that you can pick and choose the texture, finish and coverage you’d like. Clever AI scans your skin and creates your unique shade from scratch – no two shades are ever the same. You’ll then be sent some samples to try, before committing to a full-size bottle. 

30ml, £28

MAC Strobe Cream

For a just-returned-from-holiday glow, add a little Strobe Cream in the shade Goldlite either all over your face before makeup, or after to the highest points on your face – your cheekbones, temples, nose and cupid’s bow. Illuminating particles reflect and make your skin look brighter.

50ml, £26

Laura Mercier Light Catcher Setting Powder

A new addition to the Laura Mercier range, Light Catcher Setting Powder has pearls that catch the light and help give skin a luminous effect. Available in three shades, Celestial Light, Honey Star and Cosmic Rose, the silky formula blends into the skin and helps to blur pores and give a smooth texture. 


Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

You’ve perfected your makeup, now it’s time to make sure it lasts. Whether you’re hitting up a party after work or going to a wedding, Urban Decay’s setting spray is great for keeping your makeup looking fresh and glowing. Spritz over your face and use to wet your eyeshadow brush for a more intense colour. 

118ml, £26