Few days back I did a post on How you can achieve a radiant, glowing look using makeup products. Today I’m doing a Before and After comparison to show you how the skin can be transformed using makeup – without looking overly made-up!
This is the final look (the After look), read on for the Before look..
Steps to achieve this look for the face and cheeks (same as the previous post HERE) :
- Skincare always comes before makeup! Before you start your makeup, start by hydrating your skin well using a moisturizer meant for your skin type. For a dewy glow, use a rich moisturizer. My skin is combination at the moment and I love use Biotique Morning Nectar on my face as it has a rich emollient texture.
- To smoothen out imperfections and to minimize the appearance of pores, use a smoothening primerthat will fill out the uneven-ness giving smoother looking skin. Silicone based primers work great for this (more on primers HERE). I like L’Oreal Base Magique Primer(Reviewed HERE). Inglot makeup base is supposed to be good as well. If you’re allergic to silicones or if you have budget for it, tryClarins Beauty flash balm (review HERE). It is an instant pick-me-up for the skin, brightens and tightens the skin and makes a great moisturizing makeup base.
- Once the primer is in place, take out 2 pumps of liquid foundation on the back of your hands and mix some illuminator in it. Clarins Instant light complexion perfector (Reviewed HERE), MAC Strobe Cream and Revlon Age defying spa illuminator in Bare light are my favorites.
- You can also add a drop of you favorite facial oil in the liquid foundation for some added moisture and dewiness.
- Now using your fingers or a foundation brush, apply the foundation+ illuminator mix all over the face concentrating on the areas that need more coverage. If your skin is in the drier side, you can spritz someface mist before applying foundation on the face. MAC Fix+ and The Body Shop Vitamin E face mist are great options. Also make sure that the foundation brush you’re using is slightly damp, it blends better that way.
- Once the foundation is blended well, you can either go for cream blush if you have combination/dry/normal skin or opt for a powder blush if your skin tends to get oily. To keep the dewy finish intact, apply powder only on the T-zone and keep the cheeks as it is.
- Tip for oily skin : For the summers when my skin is very oily, I make some alterations in this routine by using oil-free moisturizer instead of a rich moisturizer, a silicone based primer and a powder highlighter instead of a liquid one ONLY on the cheekbones. While the skin may not look dewy moist, it still looks fresh and glowing that way!
The products I used to create this look (in order of use) ~
- Biotique Morning Nectar Moisturizer
- Rouge Bunny Rouge ‘Prelude in the Clouds’ Aqua Primer
- Revlon Age defying spa illuminator (Bare Light) mixed with –
- Maybelline Cream Mousse liquid foundation (Nude Light 4)
- Ben Nye concealer palette (under the eyes )
- Ben Nye cream blush (pink shade) – on the apples of the cheeks
- Ben Nye Cameo Luxury Powder (used very lightly, along along T-zone and jawline)
More ‘After‘ pictures :
[note color=”#FFE4C4″]I hope the Before & After pictures make the transformation clear. In the Before picture, you can see the areas of pigmentation around the eyes, nose and mouth, the skin also looks slightly dull and without color. In the After picture, the pigmentation has been covered, the skin has a dewy glow and the cheeks have a soft pink color. And the whole look still looks very fresh, natural looking and not cakey or heavily made up at all!
I hope you find this post useful! Do try this out and let me know how your look turns out! [/note]
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