Skin or makeup? And, why skincare wins every time
Here at beautyheaven, there’s no doubt about it, we LOVE makeup (read: obsessed) but you might be surprised to learn we put skincare first…every time. Here’s why.
Makeup vs. skincare
What we love about makeup is it’s fun - there’s always new trends to try, products to play with and it gives you the freedom to express your individuality. Much to our dismay, over the years, the ‘fun’ has been stripped out of it a little and the focus has shifted towards covering everything up.
But, no matter how expensive or luxurious your makeup is, without a healthy canvas to begin with it just won’t look its best. And, the unfortunate reality is most makeup you’re applying is probably filled with nasties not doing your skin any favours. It’s a vicious cycle!
With runway makeup trends now moving towards ‘no makeup’ makeup looks featuring dewy and glowing faces, now is definitely the time to embrace your natural beauty. But for many, dialling down coverage is a confronting thought.
The key to confidently paring back the layers is to put your skin first and step up your ingredient awareness.
You can have both
With skin texture front and centre it’s more important than ever to nurture your skin. This Natural Beauty Month, we’re committed to helping you make informed decisions when shopping the beauty aisles so you can find skincare and makeup that benefits the health of your skin.
One brand you can rely on is award-winning New Zealand made beauty brand Living Nature. Certified natural and passionate about promoting radiant and resilient skin without harsh chemicals, Living Nature has been creating innovative formulas for over three decades. All products, even cosmetics, are developed to work together to nurture your skin.
Harnessing the power of native New Zealand botanicals, Living Nature cosmetics contain powerful active ingredients while providing beautiful natural colour. A few of the skin-loving ingredients featured in the range include Vitamin E, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract and Active Manuka Honey.
Often, natural beauty is confused for boring but brands like Living Nature mean no compromise is necessary – you can get the results, try the trends and look after your skin all at the same time.
Living Nature is continuously releasing new products so you can keep up with the play and their latest two releases are no exception. And once again, they work hand in hand to give you that runway radiant glow.
Active Brightening Serum, $49.00
One of the most common skin conditions affecting skin confidence globally is hyperpigmentation and an uneven skin tone, often caused by excessive sun exposure, pregnancy hormones or acne scarring. Most topical serums formulated to target pigmentation contain harsh synthetic ingredients, which can disrupt your skins natural processes and sometimes cause additional issues such as dry and sensitive skin.
The new Living Nature Active Brightening Serum is a safe, gentle and effective alternative to minimising the appearance of pigmentation. Featuring active Atlantic Kelp and tropical Pracaxi Fruit Seed Oil, which lightens pigmentation, evens out skin tone and improves skin elasticity. While collagen boosting Hyaluronic Acid and Rosehip Oil accelerate the natural skin regeneration process and New Zealand native Harakeke Flax Gel softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles | Shop now
Electric Coral Lipstick, $33.00
Now for the fun part, a vibrant addition to the existing award winning lipstick range, the limited edition Living Nature Electric Coral lipstick has arrived just in time for spring! The rich orange-red, pigment glides on velvety-smooth thanks to natural waxes and botanical oils, which also nourish and hydrate your pout. Thought natural lipsticks didn’t deliver colour payoff? Think again. The premium formula is as bold as it is bright. Also, how glam is the limited edition luxe red and gold canister!
Skin first, always
So there you have it – the reason skin is an absolute non-negotiable for the beautyheaven team. When your skin is healthy, you look your best and makeup is fun again...just how it should be.
What do you put first? Skin or makeup?