January 25, 2019
We all want a glowing, radiant complexion, the kind you usually get after a tropical holiday when you have a light tan and that well-rested look. Well, here are my little tips to keep that glow year round — and have everyone wondering what your secret is!
First things first, give your skin an all-over golden glow with Eco Tan Invisible Tan. The aim here is for it to look as natural as possible, so if you’re quite fair, mix it with your body lotion before applying to the skin to dilute it — this is also a handy tip for newbies or those that want to avoid an overly bronzed look! I do this whenever I want to add a bit more colour to my skin (like after winter), but don’t want it to look overdone. The result is a subtle glow no-one will guess is faux.
If you’re not into using a self tanner, you can also up the glow-factor by applying a light-reflective balm such as H Is For Love KINU Glowing Skin Balm to legs, shoulders and décolletage.
Before makeup, give your skin some extra TLC - whatever this is that works for your skin, whether it be a face mask, 5-min facial massage (I do this with my cleanser and it really gets the blood flowing!) or extra moisturiser.
Use an illuminating moisturiser as your primer, or mix a little highlighter with your base.
Then, apply concealer sparingly to only the areas that require coverage. I love Hynt Beauty’s DUET Concealer for this as it works brilliantly to spot-conceal, but you can really sheer out the edges for a seamless finish. If you prefer all-over coverage, mix a small amount with your moisturiser and apply as you would a foundation.
The key here is to go as sparingly as you possibly can - only apply full-coverage on spots where you need it and leave the rest as sheer as possible. It should be undetectable.
Next, apply a lip balm or press lipstick, using your fingertips, onto the lips. Choose a soft, natural shade, no more than one to two shades darker than your natural lip colour. A shade like Hynt Beauty’s Tierra Blush is universally flattering, as is H is For Love’s Lip Glace.
Use your fingertips to dab the lip colour onto your cheeks, tapping it out in circular motions. This gives the illusion of a naturally flushed cheek and ties everything together.
You can finish the look by filling in brows and curling eyelashes, adding a layer of defining mascara. I also like to add a touch of cream highlighter to the high points of the face - cheek bones, inner corner of the eye and cupids bow.
The best thing about this look is it quick, simple and fresh-faced — and appropriate for all occasions. If you want to dress it up, you can by simply switching up your lipstick shade and adding shadow or liner to the eyes.
Do you have any favourite glow-inducing products or tips? Share them below!