Eating lots of berries and broccoli and making sure to sleep properly is a good start when you want a bright-complexion skin – but it is also important to choose the right makeup and skincare products. We tell you how!
1. Choose the right skincare
To want a healthy complexion full of natural luster is not a new trend, on the contrary. Formerly it was called peach skin, today we say glow. But the road to it has always started the same way – by taking care of the skin.
The first goal, of course, is to make sure you sleep well, drink well with water and eat antioxidant-rich foods such as vegetables, fruits and especially berries.
Then it’s time to focus on skincare. To brighten the skin, make sure you keep your skin smooth and free of dead skin cells, but also keep your skin’s moisture levels in balance. Exfoliating products, such as peels of various kinds, and moisturizing serum, face masks, and skin creams, do the job!
2. Luster-boosted base
When the skin is exfoliated and moisturized in the best way, it’s time to reinforce the natural luster – and cheat even more glow – with the help of makeup. Primer with a luminous primer, such as a primer oil. Apply either all over the face or at selected points such as cheekbones and nose bones.
You can also use your regular primer and blend in a few drops of primer oil for an extra glow effect. Then choose a foundation with a luminous effect.
Today, there are both lighter variants, reminiscent of BB creams and colored day creams, and more comprehensive foundations that still give a natural glow. Whichever type you choose, a good tip is to apply your makeup base with a moisturized makeup sponge. It gives a natural and even results and lets your skin’s natural glow shine through while avoiding that the makeup feels and looks too thick and cakey.
3. Choose the right highlighter
Highlighter, illuminator, luminizer, glow enhancer…
Whether you choose a stick, a liquid cream or powder (both in a pressed and loose form), a highlighter contains light-reflecting and shimmering particles that give your complexion that long-awaited glow.
The type of highlighter you choose is really just a taste, but generally liquid creams and sticks are good alternatives if you have a drier complexion, while powder-based highlighters can produce a more durable result if you have an oily complexion. Highlighters can be applied to the cheekbones, chin tip, along the nostril, over the amorphous arch, and under the eyebrows, in the inner eyelids, and at the temples to give a result that mimics a complexion with a natural luster. Let’s glow, girl!