Whether you're a morning person or a night owl, saving precious minutes in your morning routine is always a good thing. That's why we love incorporating our illuminating Face Mist into our morning skincare routine – an effortless natural glow meets cosmeceutical, skin-enhancing ingredients. Not only can you skip a few of your usual skincare and makeup steps, it'll also give you the confidence to forego the foundation. A win win when it comes to perfecting that light, effortless sun-kissed look as the days get warmer. Check out our essential morning skincare and makeup routine below, including founder Amanda's best-kept face bronzing secrets.
A low-PH water-based cleanser in your morning skincare routine helps to properly deep clean without causing redness that is hard to calm before makeup application. A water-based cleanser is Face Mist's best friend, as an oil-based cleanser will break down your tan.
Step 1: Cleanse
Step 2: Serum and Gradual Tan
Your preferred anti-oxidant serum is next, this protects against environmental and UV damage to brightening up a dull complexion. Amanda's favourite serum is Dr David Jack's Vitamin C Good Morning Serum. After your serum has soaked in use Amanda Harrington London Perfect Face Ultimate Gradual Tan. Perfect Face is packed full of hydrating and rejuvenating ingredients such as Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid, and super-ingredient, Pollustop®. This forms a physical matrix, protecting against skin-damaging free radicals and skin-stressors that can be found in our day to day, busy lives. This hero can be used on it's own or part of our 3 Step Tanning Method to achieve flawless bronzed skin.
Step 3: SPF
Apply your oil-free SPF. Wearing SPF daily is one of the most important things you can do to protect skin from harmful rays. Oil-free SPFs are a must have, they're tan-compatible meaning they work together with the tan, not against it, as oil is notorious for disrupting the tan, causing it to separate on the skin!
Step 4: Face Mist
Our favourite step, applying Face Mist for a healthy, natural looking glow. Having applied our Perfect Face, SPF and cleansed, spray a small amount of the bronzing mist onto The Face Buffer Brush or The Face Lifter Brush. Use the application glove included to dap off excess. Start by brushing lightly over the cheekbones, working up to the forehead, remembering to buff the product into the hairline. Work the product into the neck and décolletage using small circular motions to blend thoroughly. Wash your hands after use if not using the glove.
The Jet Set Duo is a face tanning set in a compact size – the perfect on-the-go or travel companion. Amanda’s award-winning Illuminating Face Mist is now hand luggage-friendly at 35ml, and the Vegan Kabuki Brush comes in a practical, portable shape – designed to help you colour and contour with control and ease.
Step 5: ConcealerAfter applying Face Mist, all you'll need to do is lightly dab on your preferred concealer to cover up any problem areas you may have. Face Mist works like a semi-permanent bronzer, minimising your need for make-up.
Step 6: Brows, Eyes, Lips
Start with Amanda's favourite Brow Gel and brush it upwards through the brows to create shape and depth. Use your fourth finger (it uses the least pressure) and drag the colour through the brows to create an arch shape. Moving onto eyelashes, now you can really build your look here, whether you like more defined lashes or something more natural. Layer Amanda's hero mascara the way you would layer tan. Using a product in multiple ways is our favourite time-saving tip. Choose your favourite moisturising lipstick and give your lips a pop of colour, then dab the lip colour on the apples of your cheeks to add a touch of healthy colour to your complexion.
And there you have it, your morning routine in 6 easy steps!