Trudi's edit

The only good thing about winter is new season makeup. From radiance enhancing primers to glow-getting illuminators. Due to the desperate lack of sunshine, we want to help you get a faux glow. Editor Trudi Brewer shares her winter essentials.

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Here's the must-have beauty buys to help you look luminous during this cold snap bearable.

Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Radiance SPF 25

Bobbi Brown Primer Radiance SPF35, $62.

A multitasking face primer designed to enhance the quality of your foundation, illuminate the complexion, blur imperfections and help even out the skin tone. Brightens complexion with ultra-fine pearl pigments

Lancôme Renergie Multi-Glow Reviving Cream

Lancôme Renergie Multi-Glow Reviving Cream, $198.

This antioxidant-packed day cream the active ingredient being a Chinese herb schizandra fruit that energizes the skin adding an instant glow. It's perfect if your skin is in need of a radiance boost.


NARS Hot Escape Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Hot Escape Eye & Cheek Palette, $78.

If you're not hitting the beach this month bring some sunshine to your face with this holiday-inspired palette. For highlighting your cheeks and lids, we love this collection of tropical colours. 

Natio under eye cushion concealer

Natio Under Eye Cushion Concealer, $24.

This concealer is life-changing, thanks to the de-puffing ingredients such as pomegranate and Kakadu plum and clever cushion applicator that conceals flaws in seconds. I have been known to use this in the car on my way to a meeting as my foundation and concealer all-in-one. Nouishing and brightening - it's a great cheeky beauty buy.

Max Factor Miracle Glow Duo Pro Illuminator

Max Factor Miracle Glow Duo Pro Illuminator, $26.

If you don't use a highlighter, winter is the time to give it a go. A creamy duo, of matte to cover flaws and shimmer to boost radiance helps you create, fast and effective highlighting on any feature of your face. 
There are two shades, Light and Medium.


MAC Eye Shadow X 9 - Age Ain’t Nothing

MAC Eye Shadow X 9 - Age Ain’t Nothing, $80. 

From a pearly silver to a metallic burgundy, these nine shades in this new Aaliyah’s signature eyeshadow palette, will help any makeup enthusiast create any beauty look.

Revlon Loose Pigment, in Gold Dust

Revlon Loose Pigment, in Gold Dust $21.

Strategically placed a dusting of this gold shimmer will light up your face in sesonds. Layered onto the lids there are four iridescent shades in this new Color Charge collecgion including Copper, Lilac Twinkle, Holographic and pictured here Gold Dust.