Over the last decade, the hottest makeup trends have shifted from everything to a smokey eye, thick winged liner, a bold lip, and a heavily contoured face. Over the last few years, the trends have shifted away from a full face and moved towards glowy skin and glossy lips.
If you’re wondering how to achieve a natural glow in your everyday look, keep reading for must-haves you need to incorporate into your daily routine.
Perfecting The Base
A key in perfecting your natural look is opting for light coverage over a heavy foundation. But before we get to that, make sure you’re moisturized and primed.
Tip: Make sure your everyday moisturizer has an SPF in it.
The fan favourite, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream, will leave your skin feeling so hydrated you won’t want to put anything else on! With hyaluronic acid to alleviate dryness and SPF25 to protect you from the sun, this gel-cream will leave you glowy as ever and prepped for your next step.
To add to your dewy base, opt for Glossier Futuredew to not only keep your makeup on but achieve a glow that will last all day. This oil-based serum will leave you glowing and nourished – minus the stickiness. Another product that will leave you wanting to walk out with nothing else on.
Now, let’s skip the foundation. Instead, grab a CC cream or a tinted moisturizer to create a thin layer to colour correct and balance out your skin tone. The Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream from IT Cosmetics can provide full coverage, minus a heavy formula, with the abilities to even out any imperfections. For a tinted moisturizer option, we recommend the infamous Laura Mercier Tinter Moisturizer. If you’re feeling yourself on this given day, feel free to skip this step altogether and leave it to your glowy Futuredew to show off your natural skin.
For this particular look, we’re past the perfectly shaped brows that make a statement. Instead, we’re going to make this a lot easier on you and your limited time in the morning before heading out the door.
Tip: The more natural, the better. Brush your brows upwards to accentuate the natural hair strokes.
For fluffy brows that look natural yet put together, try the Glossier Boy Brow or Maybelline New York Brow Fast Sculpt Brow Mascara. Switching from a brow pomade to a brow gel might just change your whole look (in the best way possible). A few strokes and your brow routine just shortened by ten minutes.
Blush, highlighter, contour – but make it cream.
Tip: Cream, cream, CREAM! To achieve a seamlessly blended look, cream products will be your best friend.
For natural colour that will brighten up your face, try the NARS Liquid Blush (Yes that’s right, you can get the infamous NARS Orgasm and Dolce Vita in a cream version). For another lightweight, creamy blush option, check out the Glossier Cloud Paint. Both these creams will glide onto your skin so easily, it’s almost impossible to mess it up.
Whether you are trying to contour your cheekbones or simply bring some warmth to your face, a cream contour can go a long way. For a sun-kissed glow, try the Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in the shade IBIZA or the Quickie Contour Stick by Benefit Cosmetics.
To top off the rest of your glowy face, reach for a cream highlighter stick. Our recommendations include the YSL Touche Eclat Shimmer Stick Highlighter or the HOURGLASS Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick. Both cream sticks come in a range of four different highlighting shades, guaranteed to give you the shimmery glow you’re looking for.
Tip: Don’t skip out on highlighting the bridge of your nose to pull together your whole look.
To finish off your look we must perfect the lashes and lips.
To accentuate your eyes while still keeping them natural, try the BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara. Providing volume AND length, this mascara will not disappoint.
As for lips, the rest of your face is glowing by now, so naturally, your finishing touch revolves around glossy lips. For a glossy and moisturizing option, try the Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss. With four shades to choose from, this gloss can provide a sheer tint to your lips along with a glow. In the case that you’re not a gloss person, reach for the LANEIGE Lip Glowy Balm, a lip balm that will still give you a glossy look. Try the Pear shade for a clear finish or Berry, Peach or Grapefruit for a sheer tint.