How To Get Glowing Skin
As we very slowly move out of Winter and open our arms to Spring, my makeup bag starts to be made up of products that amplify my natural glow and add in some extra radiance both to the skin and the eyes. Glowing makeup has always and will always be my thing, I love waking up in the morning and refreshing my skin with a radiance boosting cleanser, followed by moisturiser and then the most beautiful illuminating makeup products in my stash. To keep my skin looking alive and fresh all day, I work with creams and liquids which blend in together beautifully and simply mimc the appearance of my own skin, just making it look that little bit smoother and brighter. From the radiant base to sparkling eyes, here's my tips and products that give me healthy, glowing skin.
The first step to radiant skin is of course, skincare and exfoliating regularly, cleansing properly and using effective face masks can make a huge difference to your skins natural glow but the beauty of makeup, is that we are able to boost this glow even more with illuminating primers, foundations and highlights. To prep my skin for a dewy makeup look, I always use a primer that hydrates and adds luminosity, the Dior Back Stage Glow Maximiser is a beautiful pearly champagne liquid highlight that instantly brightens the complexion, creating an all over glow. Once I've applied my favourite dewy tinted moisturiser or foundation, I like to add my cheek bones back in and highlight the tops of my face. Using a cream highlight like the Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Glow Duo in #4, allows endless layers to be applied and built up on the skin to create my desired look. On days when I want a subtle contour, I'll blend in a touch of the sculpting shade with my fingers but when I'm looking for much more intense and defined cheeks, I'll build the contour shade up with a angled brush and blend and blend and blend. The candlelight highlight is the next step to faking the glow and with a formula as creamy as this, it simply melts into the skin where applied and gives a gorgeous highlighted effect. Using a blush with highlighting shades streaked through it, will not only brighten the apples of your cheeks, but add an extra dusting of glow when applied in sweeping motions from the apples, to the hair line and the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes are perfect for healthy looking skin.
Whilst many people think skin is the key to pulling together a naturally glowing makeup look, working with the eyes can also tie the look together and add in that extra amount of glow that makes all the difference. I like to use cream shadow pots or cream eyeshadow sticks on my eyes when creating a radiant look as I find the colours blend in a lot easier and do look a lot more natural than powders. Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise are beautiful pots of mousy cream shadow that bring your eyes to life. Blended on the lids with your fingers, one wash of the sheeny formulas create a look that takes you from day to night and looks beautiful with the candlelight highlight on the cheek and brow bones. The colour Jean is my go to day to day shade; a stunning sparkling champagne pink that freshens the eye and looks great with a coating of YSL Baby Doll mascara. I've been lining my bottom lash line this past week with a Charlotte Tilbury Rock n Kohl Eye Cheat liner, a nude tone pencil that creates the illusion of wider, brighter eyes, a morning saviour if your eyes look tired!
What are your go to products for glowing skin?