Skin feeling more ‘oh no’ than faux glow? No sweat. Up the luminosity with *these* five easy hacks. From quick tips to dial up the dew to the best brightening hues, here’s all you need to know about getting that glowing makeup on point…
1. Mist it Real Good
Addicted to face mist? Us, too. But your favourite dew-boosting, makeup-setting wonder spray isn’t just for locking in your latest makeup look. To really up the glow factor, mist Insta Fix & Go Setting Spray in circular motions all over the face and neck before applying foundation. The super-hydrating formula acts like a dewy primer, featuring glycerine and cucumber extract to give your skin a much-needed drink of water. Next step: glide on that flawless base and add an extra spritz to get your glow makeup on lock.
2. Get the All Over Glow
Glowy, dewy skin is the ultimate goal of our makeup routine. To get that radiant look, use a slightly damp makeup sponge to apply a luminosity-boosting foundation, like Lasting Radiance. Dot all over the skin, then blend from the centre outwards for a lit-from-within glow and slightly sheer finish that looks insanely fresh. Want to take your glow makeup kilowatt? Blend a touch of Jelly Highlighter in Poppin’ Bottles onto tops of cheekbones and under the brow bone, catching the light and turning up the radiance.
3. Blush & Glow
The perfect glow makeup pick-me-up: blusher. Sweeping a pop of colour on cheeks will give your complexion instant radiance – even when you’ve skipped on your eight hours (again). To achieve that fresh skin look, swirl a tapered powder brush into your shade of Maxi Blush – we love Third Base – then tap off the excess, smile to reveal the apples of your cheeks and sweep on the blusher, blending upwards and outwards to sculpt cheekbones. In short, for all you glow-getters, blush is a must.
4. Eyes on the Smize
Get your eyes looking glowed-up in seconds by sweeping a wash of shimmer shadow over lids to step up the shine . Our choice of shades to get eyes looking luminous? Think glowy gold, just-back-from vacay bronze or brightening champagne shades. Magnif’eyes Eyeshadow Palette in Spice Edition has every shade you’ll ever need to lighten and brighten, in highly pigmented shadows that blend easily and will. not. budge.
5. Glowy Gloss or Luminous Lipstick?
Are you a matte fan or gloss lover? Matte lipstick will ensure the focus is on your radiant base, while a lip gloss will up the dew factor of your entire look, meaning they both give a glow-up. Whichever finish is your usual fave, try switching up your shade to a complexion-brightening bold hue, which comes with the bonus of making teeth look whiter, too. If you’re going matte, a hot coral or an orange-toned pink will only enhance your skin. We love Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick in Lit! for an instant boost. Oh My Gloss! In Ooh La La has the best of both worlds covered.
Everyone knows highlighter is your one-way ticket to hyper real radiance. Discover how to apply highlighter like a true glow pro.