How to Achieve a Simple Glowing Makeup Look

The glowing makeup look is in and here to stay. I’ve noticed a hype around shimmers and neutral colors in beauty looks recently. The cool thing is that it doesn’t matter if it’s winter or summer; Glowing skin has become a key element in makeup, and it’s something that I have incorporated into my makeup routines. Here’s how I achieve it.

1—Prep your skin. Always moisturize your face to make sure your foundation does not come out looking caked and cracked. Add a primer to make sure the foundation application is smooth and to ensure your makeup lasts longer. Any primer will do, but in this case, I made use of the Gosh Foundation Velvet Skin Finish Primer.

2—Conceal. Once I prime my face, I conceal my dark marks with the MAC Concealer Palette. These concealers have a thick, creamy consistency, therefore the skin appears dewy and glowing. I then dab on my foundation with a foundation brush to ensure that the foundation does not mix with the concealer, but sits on top of the concealer to make sure that there is coverage. I then use a concealer that is two shades lighter than my skin tone and dab it under my eyes, the center of my forehead, and my chin.

3—Eye shadow. Use muted colors to keep the look neutral and simple. Make sure to prime your eyelids first with a concealer to make the eye shadow blend out smoother, bringing out the color and making the shadows last longer. I used an orange tone eye shadow from MAC as my transition color to keep the eye look simple. I created depth by adding a bit of pink eye shadow.

To make the eye look pop, I added a pop of shimmer in the center to emphasize the glowing concept of this look. To heighten the shimmer, spray a bit of setting spray onto a brush and dab the brush into the shimmer shade, then dab that straight onto the center of the eyelid (this intensifies the shimmer shade and makes it last longer).

Add a muted lip color and your favorite highlighter on the top of your cheekbones, center of your nose, and on your Cupid’s bow. This will intensify the appearance of your glowing makeup look. Finish this look with some setting spray to make the makeup last longer and keep the skin dewy and glowing.

Whether it’s winter or summer, glowing makeup looks are key! If you want to give this look a shot, don’t forget to take some pics for Instagram and make sure to tag @CFashionista.