We all have times when we don’t want or don’t need to put on foundation. For many women, not wearing face makeup may even be the day-to-day default unless there’s a special occasion that requires them to doll up.
But just because you’re not wearing foundation doesn’t mean you can’t rock beautiful skin. Often, all you really need is simply to even out skin tone, brighten it a notch, and perhaps downplay blemishes.
Skipping full-coverage foundation in favour of products that subtly refine and burnish the complexion also reduces the burden on skin, allowing it to breathe and avoiding problems like clogged pores.
Here, we round up some handy products that carry out tweaks and corrections so skin looks naturally radiant and fresh.
Skin Perfectors for a Gorgeous Complexion
Ultra Violette Daydream Screen SPF50 Tinted Veil, $58
A tinted sunscreen that comes in a range of shades that adapt to your skin tone for a seamless match, this offers high sun protection, hydration and dewy coverage with a soft glow. Free of oil, silicone and alcohol.
Senka Aqua Bright Serum In CC, $21.90
This three-in-one UV serum works as a high SPF sunscreen, skin tone corrector and dark spot fighter. Its pinkish hue delivers an instant tone-up effect to brighten dull, tired skin and improve translucency.
Make Up For Ever HD Skin Twist & Light Powder, $63
Sweep on this brightening and tone-adjusting powder to unify and perk up your complexion. By helping to diffuse light, blemishes appear less obvious and skin takes on a soft, fuzzy glow.
Supergoop! Mineral Mattescreen SPF40/PA++++, $63
Not only delivers the necessary daily sun protection, but also keeps excess oil at bay. With a 100% mineral formula, this hybrid provides a light veil of colour to even skin tone while also mattifying skin and blurring out the look of pores. Great for sensitive, oily or acne-prone skin.
MKUP Miracle Youth Serum Cream, $49.90
Though a makeup primer, it can be used on its own (after moisturiser) to conceal enlarged pores and dull skin tone. The lightweight nude finish delivers a no-makeup look, and it also has moisturising benefits to keep skin smooth and supple.
ZA Clr Blending F Powder, $25.90
Dust this finishing powder on top of moisturiser or sunscreen to even and brighten skin, correct sallowness and cover redness. With a semi-matte finish and oil-control benefits, this curbs shine without leaving a dry, cakey finish.
Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop’Lit All-Over Glow Illuminator, $52
This sheer glow-getter can be worn alone for a radiant, bare-skin look, as a makeup base, or mixed in with foundation. Contains prickly pear extract and sodium hyaluronate for lasting hydration, pomegranate peel to brighten skin, vitamin E for antioxidant protection and milk thistle extract to minimise pores.
Barry M Unicorn Primer Drops Beauty Elixir, $18.90
This oil-free serum-concentrate is loaded with extracts of antioxidant-rich superfruits like acai berry and goji berry to detoxify, hydrate, brighten and smoothen skin.
Aprilskin Tone Up Skin Tint, $40
A tinted moisturiser, tone corrector and sunscreen in one. Provides just enough coverage to camouflage blemishes while retaining a natural skin finish. It also contains a cica complex to soothe and brighten tired skin.