How To: Glowing Skin
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Today I will be talking about what products you should use to get a nice glowy look. Glowy and luminous looks are so popular year round, but really get worn in the summer. It can be a bit difficult though as it gets humid and skin can get more oily. I will share some tips, and include a video, to help you guys get that nice summer glow!
I will start off by saying that I apologize for such a long delay! I wanted to take sometime and get some inspiration so I can bring you so much more content! Without further ado, let's get right into it!
Step 1: Primer
Primer is so, so, so important for any look, but especially for if you want to get that nice dewy, glowy look. I have two suggestions, but both of them are actually pretty similar. If I had to pick only one out of the two primers that I am suggesting, then I would definitely go for the MAC strobe cream (in pink light, the original) because this will really help give you the right kind of shine.
I also used the Le Blanc de Chanel primer in addition to really punch up the brightness. This primer really helps to add a lot of brightness to the skin and create more luminosity. The combination of the two primers will really help give the skin a nice shine and add brightness as well.
Step 2: Foundation
I think it goes without saying, but when creating a dewy and luminous look it is so important to work with a lightweight foundation. Again here I will give you two options: the first will be the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and the second will be the By Terry Light-Expert Brush Click Brush
The Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua is an amazing product for anyone that has dry skin-so hydrating while reflecting light. It is very lightweight and blends like a dream! It also looks very natural on the skin, and gives you the "my skin but better" look. It works perfectly for dewy and glowy looks.
The By Terry Light-Expert Click Brush also makes an excellent option if you want to go in for a dewy and glowy look. If you are familiar with the YSL touche eclat then you will love this product. I get a similar feel, but for the entire face! It also gives you the "my skin but better" look. This also helps the face look more luminous.
Step 3: Concealer
Now, sadly I can not go without concealer, if you can then you have been blessed by the Gods! For this look you again want to go with a product that is lightweight. I suggest the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer because it gives great coverage, but can still work with a softer look.
Concealers like the Tarte Shape Tape, which is great, will not work as it is too full coverage for a look like this. *Tip* Make sure that whenever you apply foundation, or concealer to really go in light handed and take your time. It's easier to go slowly and add more than it is to place too much and remove it.
Step 4: Powder
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I want to make sure that you are dewy and glowy and not oily! One good way to ensure that you do not stay oily is by using powder in some key places. For most people, even with those that have drier skin, the area of the face that will develop oils will be the T-Zone. The T-Zone consists of your forehead, nose, upper lip, and chin thus forming a T. I always make sure to go in with powder in these key areas. I really have been loving the NYX HD Finishing Powder in the shade banana. It's a pressed powder (which I suggest since it won't get as many particles on your face as a loose powder) meaning it is easier to control on the face. The best part is that this product is affordable, which is great when thinking how much powder gets used on a daily basis!
Step 5: Blush
Blush is very important for this look and can make or break the final outcome. I know that sounds dramatic, but if you really want that nice glowy look then definitely, definitely opt for a liquid blush. The NARS liquid blush is PERFECT for this look. It works as a blush and highlighter, and the fact that it is in liquid form works perfect for creating a dewy look. *Tip* Use a sponge to apply it in thin layers.
Step 6: Highlight
Of course you need highlight! You want to glow to the heavens, don't you? Just kidding, this is actually not the type of look where you want highlighter to stick out. You want more of an even distribution of glow. I used the Fenty Beauty Killawatt highlighters, the shade lightning dust works well for subtle looks. I also love the Benefit Watts Up highlighter as it is a cream highlighter and that works beautifully for this look.
Step 7: Moisture Spray and Setting Spray
As for all makeup looks it is so important to make sure the makeup is nice and set! For this look I went with two setting sprays. The first spray that I used was a moisture spray, the amore pacific moisture bound delivery system is great for delivering moisture, exactly as the name implies! It is however not a setting spray, so you will definitely need one. The setting spray that I like to use when I don't want the face too tighten much is the Caudalie Beauty Elixir.
Here are all the steps incorporates in a short video:
I hope you find this helpful and as always leave me and questions or comments below!