The likes of Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian have spent the last year sporting their beautiful glowing skin on the red carpet – but do you really need a million dollar bill to recreate the look?
Follow the steps below for a guaranteed ‘glow up’.
You will need:
– Cream concealer – Contouring makeup – Foundation – Blush – Highlighter – Translucent powder – High-quality, natural-bristle makeup brushes, including a tapered contouring, small concealer, foundation, blush and large powder brush Step 1: Create Dimension
To create the lit-from-within glowing complexion of your dreams, it’s important to perfect the art of contouring. Focus on bringing light to the centre of your face to create a glow. Begin creating dimension by applying a cream concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone. Begin in the middle of your forehead, down the centre of your nose, along your brows, underneath your eyes and at the centre of your chin. Next, use a darker contouring shade to add depth. Using light strokes with a tapered contouring brush, create lines under your cheekbones and down the sides of your nose. Be careful to choose the right shade for your skin tone.
Step 2: Layer and Blend
Once you’ve completed your contour, layer on your foundation. It’s best to opt for a foundation that is easily buildable to avoid your makeup looking ‘cakey’. Make sure your foundation has a lot of luminosity to ensure it adds a glow to the skin. A quick Google search will point you in the right direction.
To apply your foundation, move a blending brush in small circles and make sure to bend the foundation into your neck for a seamless finish.
Step 3: Pop Your Cheeks
Don’t make the mistake of trying to create a contoured look with blush – leave this to your contouring makeup. Instead, select a blush that is close to your natural flush and apply it on the apples of your cheeks, blending up to your temples.
Step 4: Add a Hint of Shimmer (But Just a Hint!)
Highlighter helps to create light and bone structure, but knowing when to stop applying is key, as too much highlighter can look unnatural. Less is more when it comes to highlighting, so focus only on the high planes of your face, which includes the middle of your forehead, down the centre of your nose and along the tops of your cheekbones.
Step 5: Set Your Glow
Finally, use a large fluffy brush to swirl translucent powder over your face to set the look.
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