Everyone wants that healthy looking skin without drinking 8 glasses of water a day right? Well shame on you, you should be drinking water! Ok maybe I shouldn’t be one to talk with my soda addiction and all but I do try, does that count? There are so many ways to fake the glow and give your face the hydration it needs without having to wait for results. I have oily-combo skin so I have to put in a bit of extra work but the final product is well worth the time. I love the whole no-makeup makeup look and have a few tips that can help you achieve it. . .
1. Pile on the moisturizer – Adding just a bit more moisturizer can give your foundation that extra slip it needs to blend in seamlessly. It really helps give your foundation that skin like finish without looking cakey or clinging onto dry patches.
2. Hydrating and illuminating concealers – For pesky blemishes or ones that are healing you want to stick with something hydrating that isn’t going to flake throughout the day, I like the Maybelline Fit Me concealer. As it pertains to dark circles you want to use an illuminating pen like the YSL Touche Eclat or L’Oreal Lumi Touch with a peach base to help brighten that under eye area.
3. Go for the tinted moisturizers and BB creams – Tinted moisturizers tend to be packed with hydrating vitamins and have a more dewy finish than an actual foundation. They also provide a sheer coverage making them less apparent on the skin. If you want something slightly heavier (in coverage) add a few drops of your face moisturizer to your foundation, this will sheer it out a bit and you’ve created your own tinted moisturizer.
4. Cream products are your BFF’s – Cream highlighter and blushes melt into the skin so easily that they look a lot more natural than powder products do. If you have oily skin you can use a cream product first and then add a powder product over top to lock it in place. Think of it like you’re sandwiching them so it stays put all day. Apply highlighter to the cheekbones, inner tear ducks, center of the forehead, brow bone, cupids bow and center of the chin.
5. Glossy Balms – Gloss balm hybrids are all the new rave and worth the hype. They’re hydrating, lightweight and add just enough color to the lips to make them look healthy. Make sure you exfoliate the lips prior to applying any lip product so that you get a smooth even application.
6. Curl and add shed loads of mascara – Curling the lashes alone opens up the eyes and really enhances your look. You can stop there or add a ton of mascara like I do and comb through the lashes for a more fluttery natural finish. I love Maybelline Full & Soft mascara, it’s the best for these type of looks!
7. For my oily gals – Use a matifying primer beforehand to improve the longevity of your base. You want to set your makeup with a powder so it doesn’t melt off your face. I love using the Hourglass Ambient Powders for this because they do the job without taking away the glow. Don’t dust powder all over the face because you’ll ruin all the hard work you’ve done, press the powder into the skin with a puff or setting brush.
You can skip your brows if your half werewolf like me but if you aren’t run a bit of powder through them, you want to define them not fill them in entirely. Other than that you’re golden. . . literally!