Don’t all of us dream of getting that glow and shine on our faces that somehow celebrities seem to always have 24/7?
Glowing skin not only makes you look young, but it can instantly separate you from the rest of the crowd. A lot of us have spent lots of money on products to help us achieve this. Dewy highlighters, illuminating primers, light base foundations, bronzers–we bought it all. But, the question remains as to how can you use these products to get that perfect glowing makeup all day long? Well, read on to know exactly how.
Prep Your Skin with an Illuminating Primer
Before you apply foundation, prepping your skin is an important part to help you get that natural sunkissed glow from within. After cleaning and moisturizing your face, let your skin absorb the product for about 7 to 10 minutes.
After this, take an illuminating primer and apply it from the center of your face towards the outer areas. Not only will this help to lock in moisture, but it will also make your makeup stay as it is throughout the day with minimum creasing and budging.
While it is true that you can opt for any primer formula, the reason why we have emphasized the illuminating one is that it lends just the right amount of shine to your face making you look like you have beams of light coming out from your face.
Create Dimension Using A Cream Concealer
Again, a cream concealer is perfect for getting that glossy makeup look. In this case, you have to perfect the art of contouring. This, in turn, will help you manipulate your features bringing the light to the center of your face making you get that shine.
Choose a cream concealer that is one shade lighter than your natural skin tone and use it carefully to highlight your best features. Don’t forget to highlight your forehead, the inner corner of your eyes, the arch of your eyebrows, the bridge and tip of your nose, and the cupid’s bow.
Take a damp beauty blender and gently blend in the harsh lines giving you a natural-looking sculpted and sleek look.
Spritz Your Face with a Finishing Spray
Finishing spray or face mist can help to hydrate your skin giving it a healthier glow. Take care to hold the bottle at least 8 to 10 cm away from your face and spray it all over up to 3 to 4 times.
Apply Foundation After Mixing a Little Highlighter to It
For the right touch of luminosity, try to opt for a full coverage foundation that has a lighter consistency. In such cases, liquid foundations or cream foundations could help to cover the imperfections of your face without making it look too cakey.
Pump out the foundation on the back of your hand, then take an equal amount of a cream-based or liquid highlighter and mix the two formulas together. After mixing, apply the foundation using a flat foundation brush covering your face in small circles. Take care to blend the makeup really well into your skin.
Avoid mixing powder highlighters with the foundation since it will not give you a wet look like the cream-based formula will.
Take Care to Cover Your Dark Circles Properly
This is quite an important step since the main focus has to be at the center of your face. With dark circles surrounding your eyes, you will look tired instead of the glittering diamond you were aiming for.
Use a color correcting concealer and make inverted pyramids underneath your eyes with the product. A lot of us tend to draw on semi circles but this shape can be really difficult to blend while giving you an average finish. As for the color, pick a shade that is on the opposite side of the color spectrum. In the case of dark circles, you need to opt for either a red or orange color concealer to neutralize the bluish appearance.
Slather on Highlighter And then Some More
The most fun part of this routine, for sure! You can apply a thick coat of highlighter throughout your cheekbones, nose, chin, and in the middle of your forehead. We will again advise you to opt for liquid, gel, or cream-based highlighters to give a strong impact of shining skin. As usual, the golden rule of blending the highlighter into the skin remains uniform.
You can also play around with the different highlighter colors available in the market. For example, if your undertone is pink, you can opt for a pink highlighter for that healthy and natural glow. If you want to play safe then you can stick to gold or silver.
You can also use a bronzer for that summer tan look if you want. Just don’t forget to use blush as well, in case you do. Remember, blending is key.
Seal the Deal with a Setting Powder
After working so hard to get that perfect glowing makeup look, you wouldn’t want it to last for just an hour or two, right?
So, don’t forget to apply setting powder to seal all the products in. Whether you select a drugstore setting powder or a luxury one, they are a definite makeup must-have to help you look fabulous all through the day. You can also use a setting powder for baking but, with this look, try to have a more dewy appearance as baking tends to eliminate any shine.
There, all done! These were a few of the most easy yet effective makeup tips that can make your skin glow. Make it a point to follow these tips exactly as they should be and you will never have to worry about a matte finish. Having said this, it is also important that you opt for products that have a more dewy effect instead of a matte finish or a shine-eliminating formula.