Glow Girl: 4 Prep Products For Beautiful Skin

We have already seen the essential ‘glow-getter’ beauty products that give us that coveted glowing finish. But what about the treatments that first prepare our skin and enhance our complexion?  Make-up artist Kim O ‘Sullivan recommends several preparatory options to get us there.

ICYMI: Glow Girl:  3 Of The Best Products For Glowing Skin


La Mer The Perfecting Treatment, €180

A total gamechanger of a balm that is incredible mixed in with liquid foundation or tinted moisturiser. It hydrates, brightens, soothes, blurs out imperfections, primes, and can also be used as a mask at night.


BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, €29

A hybrid of BB, CC and hydrating tinted balm with SPF that is clinically proven to increase skin hydration by a whopping 215% in one week. Its reflective properties, fused with the moisture element, result in natural looking, lightweight, fabulously dewy skin. Perfect for the gym/school runs or “no make-up” days.

Bare Minerals


Pixi Glow Tonic, €23.50

A lotion to use night and day that exfoliates and eradicates dull, dead skin cells, thanks to the 5% glycolic acid. It’s also gentle, as it contains aloe vera and ginseng to sooth and calm. This cult tonic will even out skin tone for a brighter, clearer complexion.Pixi Glow Tonic copy


Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, €24

Priming benefits, hydration and sheer radiance – all in one spritz. Primer water is free of silicone, alcohol and oil, but it’s packed with revitalising electrolytes to wake up skin and restore moisture – like a supercharged energy drink for your face. Creates the sheerest canvas for make-up application and hydrates skin for hours, shine free.


Smashbox Primer Water



Make-up artist and brow expert Kim O’Sullivan is the founder of The Dublin Make-up Academy,

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