Love it or hate it Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and whatever your plans, whether it is a hot date or a fun night out with friends we want you to look your radiant best. January is behind us and maybe you have kept up your New Year’s Resolutions and are feeling fit and toned or maybe the season of excess spilled well in January, either way don’t worry, there’s plenty of quick steps you can take to ensure that you’re looking your very best.
The week of
One of the most important thing to practice if you want to achieve healthy looking skin is a consistent skin care routine. The better condition that your skin is in the less make-up you will need and the better your makeup will look. This means always removing your makeup and any impurities before you go to bed, using a serum that addressing your specific skin issues and following with a nourishing moisturiser. Truffle Noir works around the clock to improve the condition of your skin, it provides instant rejuvenation while repairing and renewing your skin as you sleep.
You will have heard it before but getting a good night’s sleep helps your skin to look refreshed and bright as nighttime is when your skin naturally repairs itself. If you struggle with a peaceful night’s sleep try applying Repose before you go to bed as it works to calm and aid relaxation. It is infused with hops to encourage restful sleep and help prevent premature ageing by promoting firmer skin.
If you suffer from dark circles, puffiness or crow’s feet find a good eye cream and use it consistently in the run up to a big night out. Eye Truffle helps to reduce frown lines and crow’s feet, treats dark circles and puffiness and reduces the signs of fatigue.
Prep your body
You may have been sticking to a consistent workout routine and are feeling toned and confident but for those who are feeling less than prepared choose what you are going to wear and then focus on any parts of your body that will be exposed. If you are showing off your legs try squats and lunges to tone legs and bum. If your arms are exposed then do overhead tricep extensions and the bent over reverse fly. Try some of our favourite exercises to help you tone from the comfort of your own home.
Bronzed skin can also hide a multitude of January sins. For an all over body tan try Sol Mate or for a quick low maintenance option Lovely Day is a wash-off formula. If you are looking for a radiant sun-kissed glow choose a bronzing oil such as Goldentini which nourishes, moisturises and brightens skin with a lustrous radiant sheen. Alternatively go for a body moisturiser with brightening and illuminating properties. Body Truffle uses the special light illuminating effects of rose quartz to give your skin an instant glow, it evens out your skin tone, softens flaws and imperfections and illuminates skin leaving a radiant, lustrous finish.
The day before
Continue with your skintone routine and consider using a mask the night before so that you wake up with radiant, clear skin. If you have numerous skin concerns try multi-masking by applying different masks to different areas of your face.
To prepare skin for a mask start by cleansing your skin as this will provide a clean base for your mask. Follow with a gentle exfoliation to remove the dead, flaky skin cells that leave skin looking dull. Exfoliating will not only brighten and smooth skin but it allows your mask to penetrate deeper into skin which helps you to reap the full benefits of your mask. If you have particularly dry skin opt for a hydrating mask that can be left on overnight so you wake up refreshed with nourished, hydrated and smooth skin.
If your skin is looking dull and in need of a pick-me-up then choose a radiance mask that can also plump up skin and leave it looking bright and youthful. Trufflesque is a powerful anti-ageing radiance mask with gold and silk peptides and a fruit and amino acid cocktail that work to leave skin plumper, lifted, super hydrated and silky smooth. It combines diamond powder and gold photo-reflective particles that convert UV light to blue light which injects luminosity and radiance.
On the day of
Most people won’t have hours available to get ready for a big night out or date night so being consistent with your routine and prepping skin with masks in the days before will increase the odds of you waking up with good skin the day of. There are still a few tweaks you can make to your routine to ensure that your skin looks its best. Start your day with your usual cleanse, tone, eye cream and moisturise routine. If your eyes are in need of a refreshing treat keep your eye cream in the fridge the night before to help to maximise its effects. If your skin feels dry add some face oil to your moisturiser to replenish your skin and leave it moisturised, smooth and dewy.
Starting your night out routine with a few steps to create a smooth base will reduce the need for layers of face make-up and will help you to look radiant and youthful. For particularly special occasions we love starting our regime with The Big Reveal as it acts as an instant facial; transforming dull skin into bright, radiant, smooth skin in just one minute. Then spritz Toning Essence onto a cotton pad so that your skin is ready to take on the nourishing and lifting effects of The Contourist mask. This mask will instantly brighten and lift, helping to sculpt and define facial contours while relaxing expression and fine lines. Leave the mask on for 20 mins while you style your hair or paint your nails. Once you have removed the mask massage in any remaining serum and follow with Skin Truffle to leave skin looking glowing, radiant and healthy.
Before applying make-up use It’s All a Blur to minimise the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines and visible pores while also evening out skin tone to give your complexion a flawless finish.Then follow with your make-up routine focusing on accentuating your best features whether it is with a smokey eye or a bold lip. To highlight and illuminate skin use a highlighter such as Look on the Brightside which contains a blend of brightness boosting ingredients plus anti-ageing vitamin B3, pomegranate, red clover and ginger to give skin a radiant, translucent glow.
Some nights are worth a little extra effort so that you feel your radiant, confident best and let’s face it we all need an excuse to feel like that in the midst of winter. Great looking make-up starts with great skin so ensure that you have prepped your skin in the days and weeks before to ensure that your skin looks it best and to save time when applying your make-up. You might even find some new go-to products or luxurious skincare treats that you want to incorporate into your usual skincare regime as glowing skin shouldn’t be reserved for special occasions.
What are your go-to ways to feel confident and look simply gorgeous on a night out?