Q: My sister is getting married in August and I'm a bridesmaid for her and a bit worried about my skin. I'm 31 years old and have oily skin. I currently use Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish, followed by the skin tonic and the skin repair light moisturiser.
My problem is that during this hot humid weather my pores appear to be more visibly open. I'm dreading having a make-up trial as I'm worried that my make-up will be awful. Is there anything that I could incorporate into my daily routine that would help to reduce the appearance of my pores?
Alison: A simple solution would be to add Decleor Prolagene Gel to your routine and use it morning and night, all over the face, neck and eyes. Apply it after your Cleanse and Polish and before your Skin Repair Moisturiser. It will help to tighten and firm up the look of the pores, as well as acting to hydrate and reduce the appearance of any fine lines around the eye area.
Our brands offer lots of make-up trials, so if you like any of them they could be a good start for you. Whichever brand you choose, order a make-up primer from them, such as Laura Geller Spackle. This should help to create a smooth canvas for make-up application.
With make-up trials, it's important to go to a full time make-up artist. Some salons offer make-up lessons but unless they have a full time make-up artist there I wouldn't recommend it – they often aren't up-to-date in make-up techniques and trends.
Department stores often offer fantastic make-up trials and you can find some of our brands, such as Bobbi Brown and Prescriptives, there. It's worth trying out a couple of different ones as well to find the right one for you.