A super common question is how to get that gorgeous glowy or dewy look to skin without looking sparkly or shiny. It's actually pretty easy in only a few steps!
THE PREP WORK:
First, change your daily skin care routine to include an oil based creamy cleanser. This will make sure your skin isn't being stripped of oils when you wash your face. And an oil based cleanser will leave your skin feeling moisturized, not dry and tight, after you wash. I'm currently using one by Andrea Ashley.
Next you need to get in the habit of exfoliating, even just once a week. It'll help break up and get rid of the dead skin cells on your face letting the fresh new and soft skin show on the surface. There are some nice ones on the market that are dry and easily mix with your cleanser. The basis of glowing skin starts starts with cleansing!
Next find a great moisturizer or serum that works for you and use it daily. Ideally one that contains natural and organic ingredients. If your'e going to make efforts to get better skin then why put chemicals on it! There are some great ones that vary in price. Follow this with drinking lots of water too, you'll notice a difference from hydrating on the inside too!
THE FUN STUFF:
Now that you have your clean canvas ready to go it's on the the fun stuff. Start with a primer that has illuminating properties in it. Either use that all over your face as a base or focus it on areas like your cheeks, top of nose, middle of forehead and chin. Give it some time to settle in and follow with your foundation. This will create a nice subtle glow from underneath your foundation. This method is more effective then using a foundation with shimmer or illuminating properties in it as that can look too shiny. You want the end result to look fresh and healthy, not forced. The prices can vary from mid range like MAC and Graydon Skincare to pricier options like Chanel.
The next step is to make certain points of your face stand out on top of your base with a cream or powder illuminator. Creams blend better and make it look more natural. But if you are more comfortable with powders they definitely work too. The goal is to highlight the high points of your face by literally highlighting them! The trick with making it look natural (as it can be) is to place your illuminator on the high points of your cheeks, the bridge of your nose, a touch on your chin and cupid's bow and a small amount placed carefully on the inner corner of your eyes. Use it lightly on all areas and blend it in with your finger or brush really well so it melts in to your skin seamlessly. My favourite one at the moment is Rodial's Instaglam Glow. Following these steps will freshen up your skin and give it a gorgeous glow! Try it out and let me know how it goes! Or if you’re a pro let me know what products you use below! I’m curious about other great techniques and brands!
Photographer (for model): Regen Chen
Model: Ana, Sutherland Models
Makeup and Hair: me hunty