Makeup Transformation ~ How to get radiant, glowing skin with Makeup : Before & After


Hey everyone!

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..


How to get radiant, glowing skin with Makeup : Before & After

How to get radiant, glowing skin with Makeup : Before & After




How to get radiant, glowing skin with Makeup : Before & After

How to get radiant, glowing skin with Makeup : Before & After


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) ~

  1. Biotique Morning Nectar Moisturizer
  2. Rouge Bunny Rouge ‘Prelude in the Clouds’ Aqua Primer
  3. Revlon Age defying spa illuminator (Bare Light) mixed with –
  4. Maybelline Cream Mousse liquid foundation (Nude Light 4)
  5. Ben Nye concealer palette (under the eyes )
  6. Ben Nye cream blush (pink shade) – on the apples of the cheeks
  7. Ben Nye Cameo Luxury Powder (used very lightly, along along T-zone and jawline)
How to get radiant, glowing skin with Makeup : Before & After

How to get radiant, glowing skin with Makeup : Before & After



More ‘After pictures :


How to get radiant, glowing skin with Makeup : Before & After

How to get radiant, glowing skin with Makeup :  After


How to get radiant, glowing skin with Makeup : Before & After

How to get radiant, glowing skin with Makeup : Before & After


[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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Reader Query : How to get glowing, radiant skin with makeup products



  1. DALIA
    November 25, 2012 / 2:56 pm

    did u use inglot freedom system round lipstick?what is the shade number?will u please tell us?u look great.:)

    • Corallista
      November 25, 2012 / 3:00 pm

      Thanks Dalia! I’m wearing COlorbar lip pot in the shade ‘Feeling Rosey’ 🙂

  2. November 25, 2012 / 6:49 pm

    Ankita..where can I get the Ben nye products in mumbai? and whats the price of the ben nye products you mentioned in this post?

    • Corallista
      November 28, 2012 / 3:23 pm

      Hi Smitha, you can get them at New Beauty Centre in Khar (S.V Road). MRP of the products : Cream blush wheel Rs 1050, Concealer wheel Rs 850 and Luxury Powder Rs 600. The SA gave me a 15% additional discount on these 3 things.

  3. November 25, 2012 / 10:59 pm

    Looking so fresh Ankita:) indeed it was very helpful.

    • Corallista
      November 28, 2012 / 3:21 pm

      Thanks Niesha 🙂

  4. Annaluh
    November 25, 2012 / 11:26 pm

    Oh, you look so pretty!!! Nice post!

    • Corallista
      November 28, 2012 / 3:23 pm

      Thanks Annaluh!

  5. Priya Sarkar
    November 25, 2012 / 11:28 pm

    SUPER stuff. Tried the Magique primer today, myself. The result was great.

    Btw, have u got ur Nov vellvette box yet? 🙁

    • Corallista
      November 28, 2012 / 3:21 pm

      That is awesome! I couldn’t subscribe in time, they got sold out pretty fast so Nov box for me unfortunately!

  6. akhila
    November 26, 2012 / 9:21 am

    hey… this is wonderful … loved the transformation tut a lot … can you please review biotique morning nector…. please .. I want to pick that up next – I have combination acne prone sensitive skin – which has a mind of its own during winter – its kinda dry in some areas

    • Corallista
      November 28, 2012 / 3:20 pm

      Hey Akhila, Biotique Morning Nectar is a little heavy, I’m not sure if it’ll suit combination skin. You can read my review and decide.

  7. reena
    November 26, 2012 / 11:47 am

    can u please review The Body Shop Vitamin E face mist? the body shop is having a 50% sale, i might buy it if its good! 🙂 thanks for the great post!

  8. Dolly
    November 26, 2012 / 3:02 pm

    It takes a lot of guts to put up your picture before makeup, not that it’s looking bad but none of us will be able to showup ourselves without makeup, that too on the blog. You have done a commendable job in explaining the steps in detail and kudos to you girl, lots of self confidence 🙂

    • Corallista
      November 26, 2012 / 3:29 pm

      Thanks Dolly 🙂 Its actually the first time I’ve put up a picture without makeup (I am wearing liner, mascara and lipstick though so its not really no makeup, just bare skin!)

  9. Joo
    September 3, 2014 / 11:28 am

    Well in summers we just want to have matte look ,no shine on face… & when there is winter we just need glowy dewy look

  10. Prarthna
    October 26, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    Hi dear.
    Looking for some advice….I’m Indian fair skin, almost a clear match to ur skin tone…was interested in buying the Ben nye pretty pink powder but I’m a little hesitant as it’s marketed for fair skin. Also would like to mention that post foundation I look quite pale because I don’t have a lot of redness anyways on my skin. I do have killer dark circles! 😂
    Awaiting ur reply…please help 🙏

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