Get the Look: Glowing Skin

The most important step to achieving a “glowing” look is a dedicated skin care routine, more on that later. While some of us have skin troubles, there are steps everyone can take to help them achieve a more luminous appearance.

Start by:

  • Exfoliating skin in the morning with a soft wash cloth or muslin cloth using a non-drying face wash avoid foaming formulas – think creamy! (this will get rid of dead skin cells that your skin has shed overnight)
  • Apply a toner like Caudalie Beauty Elixir
  • Use a serum rich in antioxidants (this is the first step in moisturizing)
  • Apply your daily moisturizer (if your skin feels dry after this, you are not using the right moisturizer)

The Makeup:

  • Tinted Moisturizer – choose a tinted moisturizer for a radiant/sheer finish, apply all over face using fingertips, I used Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, which is fantastic, see my review
  • Under Eye Concealer – choose a creamy formulation that plays with light and does not settle into lines, I used Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer by It Cosmetics (review) , also try Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer
  • A Creamy Blush – the tip is to avoid powder products where you can, you want moist, sheer color- I used Korres Cheek butter in Philia Rose, also try Tarte Cheek Stains (amazing!)
  • Shadow – opt for a sheer shimmering shadow in a warm tone, I am wearing Too Faced Summer Eye Collection – colors sugar sand and cocoa beach
  • Highlighter – highlight cheekbones circling around to brow-bone, down the center of nose, inner corner of eyes, and on the bow of your lip – I used Jemma Kidd All Over Radiance Creme in Iced Gold, also try Benefit’s High Beam
  • Powder – with a very light hand apply a small amount of powder to your t-zone only, I prefer using a soft fan brush when doing this to apply the lightest amount, choose a Micronized transluscent powder (the tops for avoiding a powdery look) I used Laura Mercier’s, also try Tarte Smooth Operator
  • Set – further set the rest of your face with a makeup setting spray, I use Caudelie Beauty Elixer, or try urban decay’s all nighter
  • Lips – I avoid glossy lips when doing this look and just opt for a balm, please choose whatever you wish, I am wearing Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate

Any thoughts or questions?

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8 Responses to Get the Look: Glowing Skin

  1. wheetnee says:

    Love the glowy look! D: I look pretty dull nowadays 😦
    The beauty elixir has been on my wishlist for a while…reading this makes me want to put that item on the top of my list now…. it’s going to take me forever to finish my current toner though 😦
    I actually need a cream blush, will check on Korres maybe 😀 depends how much funds I have left in my wallet hehe.

  2. It’s not a miracle product, it is wonderful though. Do you use a glycolic acid peel? I highly reccomend. Korres is lovely 🙂

  3. Latoya says:

    This looks beautiful Taylor, its perfectly polished but still very natural. You can achieve the glowing look better than any I’ve seen! I need to learn how to master this skill, stat.

  4. lipstickhero says:

    You look exquisitely radiant! I’m very intrigued by the Jemma Kidd All Over Radiance Creme…might have to try that out!

  5. Joanne says:

    You have absolutely gorgeous skin!!! 🙂 and love that glowy look! l love NARS tinted moisturizer! I think they are actually better than Chantecaille! (some might not agree though 🙂 )

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