If given an option, each of us would want skin that looks radiant. Having glowy skin can instantly make heads turn no matter where you are. For the same reason, we find ourselves splurging on multiple skin-care products to help brighten our complexions and have it appear more naturally radiant. However, when that doesn’t help, the best way to achieve or create an appearance of glowing skin is by opting for makeup. And we absolutely agree with the fact that certain skincare products do help us brighten our skin. But when that’s not showing any results, you can also use makeup to add a touch of radiance to your complexion. And it’s not just us who use makeup to achieve a glowing complexion, famous makeup artists and celebrities alike do find it super helpful.
So, if you like the idea of using makeup for glowing skin but not sure how exactly, don’t worry! Continue reading for our best makeup tips and product suggestions that you can look at to help create the appearance of glowing skin.
Add the following tips into your daily routine to boost your glow.
Glowy Makeup Tip #1: Try a glow-enhancing moisturizer
One of the quickest ways to achieve the appearance of glowing skin is by reaching for a moisturizer that nourishes, hydrates and adds a dash of radiance for an all-over fresh glow. Here we would recommend using our SUGAR Bling Leader Illuminating Moisturizer that gives your face the perfect glow owing to its vitamin E and shea butter enriched formula infused with iridescent particles. Wear it alone or apply it as a base under makeup. It leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth, is transfer-proof and non-sticky, thus acting as the perfect way to achieve that instant glow without any hassle. You can mix it with your foundation for a more natural glow too!
Glow Makeup Tip #2: Mix highlighter with your foundation
If you ever thought getting your glow on is impossible, think again! Presenting our glow-boosting SUGAR Glow And Behold Jelly Highlighter that is the ideal product to blend with your existing foundations for a more nature glow. Apply alone or mix a drop or two into your foundation. What makes this water-based highlighter special is that it comes in three different shades, is intensely pigmented, buildable, long-lasting and water-resistant! It’ll blend in easily with your liquid foundations, thus leaving behind a super natural glow that’ll have you peeking into every mirror you come across.
Glow Makeup Tip #3: Apply multiple highlighters
If you thought applying a single layer of highlighter was better, then you haven’t tried applying multiple, because we’re obsessed with this trick! Firstly, there is no reason why you need to stick to using a single highlighter per look. Try applying multiple or mixing two together for a glow that’s all unique. To achieve such a look, do try our SUGAR Contour De Force Highlighter Palette or the SUGAR Face Fwd >> Highlighter Stick, both of which excel at giving you an instant shine to amp up your overall makeup look. Both of these face makeup products are super easy to use, even if you’re just starting out your makeup journey.
Apply your favorite shade(s) onto the high points of your face, cheekbones, brow bones, the bridge of your nose, cupid’s bow and lastly, the inner corners of your eyes. You can use the highlighter palette shades as base and layer over the highlighter stick hues for more definition and shine. It’s that simple!
Glow Makeup Tip #4: Setting mist to the rescue!
We absolutely understand the days when you want to amp up your radiant look, but for some reason, you can’t do so. For such days, when you feel even the most radiant or shimmery makeup products aren’t making the cut, all you need to do is use a bit of water! You don’t have to mix water with your products (in fact, never do that, even when it comes to powder highlighters or bronzers as it’ll lead to a clumpy paste that’s an absolute NO-NO). What you need to do here is, spritz the makeup brush, you use to highlight, with some water or a highlighting setting mist, until it is damp before you can dip it into a powder highlighter.
This can help you achieve a more dramatic, chrome-like version of itself. Apply as required, then glow to your heart’s content. If you’re looking for powder highlighters, we recommend using the SUGAR Contour De Force Mini Highlighter that is super blendable, lightweight and settles on your skin beautifully to give you that naturally LIT radiance.
Glow Makeup Tip #5: Don’t forget to highlight your body
We hope you know that your face isn’t the only place that deserves some shimmer and shine. Your body also craves to glow and we know exactly how you can achieve that. Using your powder brush, dip it into a loose highlighter powder and lightly brush it onto your collarbones and neck. If you have a habit of applying foundation around your collarbone area as well, then you can use the trick of adding some highlighter to your foundation, making it look more naturally radiant. Try highlighting your body especially when you wear a scoop neck top or dress and you’ll have a look that’s bound to stand out.
Now that we’ve told you how you can achieve the appearance of glowing skin using makeup, we want to help you achieve a natural radiant makeup look. Put some of the above tips to use by following the steps below for a glowy makeup look that’s fit for summer!
Step #1: Use a primer
Firstly, you’ll want to prep your skin for your stunning makeup look! Reach for a glowing makeup primer, like our Aquaholic Priming Moisturizer or the Base of Glory Pore Minimizing Primer to do just that. Either of these formulas leave your skin with a healthy base that ensures your makeup lasts all day. You can also opt for an illuminating moisturizer for a glowy base that’ll set the foundation for your next product.
Step #2: Boost your glow
A glowy makeup look calls for more glow. So, reach for a jelly highlighter that will give your complexion an all-over glow effortlessly.
Step #3: Perfect your finish
For the next step, you’ll want to give yourself flawless-looking skin. Apply your long-wearing liquid foundation or use a foundation stick for a classic natural finish. Ensure this step is done precisely to avoid any cakiness or patches.
Step #4: Say yes to bronzer
What’s a glowy look without a bronzed complexion to complement? Apply some bronzer, like the SUGAR Contour De Force Mini Bronzer, to the hollows of your cheeks, temples, sides of your nose and jawline.
Step #5: Add some shimmer & shine
More glow? Yes, please! It’s time to reach for a highlighter to take your look to the next level. Pop an ultra-illuminating highlighter onto your cheekbones, cupid’s bow and the tip of your nose to do just that. You can also add some next to the corners of your eye to add more definition.
Step #6: Eye it!
Of course, your eyebrows and eyes need a little love too! Create a naturally thick brow by using a brow definer or powder and set it. Then go for a classy eyeshadow look and carry out your regular steps to achieve perfect eye makeup. Add a pop of colour by lining your lower lash line with a bright hue and wrap it up with a few coats of mascara to add some more drama.
Step #7: Don’t forget your lips
Of course, your lips need some attention! And we have just the right product that’ll match your glowy makeup look. Yes, we’re talking about lip gloss. Your hue of choice is totally up to you, although we suggest a neutral shade that will let your makeup truly standout.
Step #8: Seal the deal
For the last step of your glowy makeup look, give yourself one final glow boost using a highlighting setting mist. This mist will not only give a natural glow but will also set your makeup for extended wear.