Saturday, 25 May 2013

Glowing skin makeup look and tips

Ban dullness and uneven completion with a few illuminating products and simple tricks for a radiant and healthy look. In this post I am showing you how.

I first prepped my skin with my favourite serum like Bobbi Brown Skin Supplement (review here), which makes my skin look brighter, more supple and healthier and works beautifully under makeup as a primer.
Then I applied an illuminating foundation like Diego dalla Palma lightening fluid foundation (review here) all over my face. I love how this foundation manages to blur my imperfections and mimic my skin's inner light thanks to its light-reflecting but not sparkly particles.
After that I dabbed Diego dalla Palma lifting effect fluid concealer (review here) on the critical areas of my face like under my eyes, at the sides of my nose and at the centre of my chin.
In order to set my base I dusted a super-fine loose powder like Nars Reflecting setting powder (review here)
To give my face a healthy flush I blended a slightly shimmery peachy blusher like Nars Orgasm on the apples of my cheeks, followed by a dusting of light pink highlighter, like Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz to illuminate my cheek bones. For a more subtle effect you can use a mat blusher underneath the highlighter instead. I also swiped Shimmer Brick on my temples, under my eyebrows and on the bridge of my nose.
To make my eyes look more vibrant I dusted a neutral satiny eyeshadow like Max Factor Max Colour Effect Mono Eyeshadow in Creme Champagne (review here) on my entire eyelid followed by two coats of black mascara.
To finish my look I swiped a light reflecting lipstick in a browny shade like Dior Addict High Impact Weightless Lipcolor in No. 819 Havana Beige.

Glowing skin makeup look

Nars blusher in Orgasm

BB Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz

Dior Addict High Impact Weightless Lipcolor in No. 819 Havana Beige

Diego dalla Palma products available from Diego dalla Palma or Marks and Spencer. Nars product are available from Nars, John Lewis, Space NK, Debenhams, House of Fraser, Sephora. Bobbi Brown is available from Bobbi Brown or the before mentioned stores. Christian Dior is available from Boots or the above mentioned stores.