The perfect glow, everybody wants it but not everybody does it right.
The glow is all around us! I’m a huge fan of skin, fresh, flawless, fruity and glowy or dewy skin. In my opinion putting on layer after layer foundation and powder is not pretty, in fact it’s quite the opposite I believe. In today’s Insta-life many young girls cover themselves up like a bottle of foundation is a bargain, not to speak about the stripes of contouring and big patches of highlighter… It strikes me how often I see young girls on the street that shine like a patchy silver disco ball, you can spot them from 5 meter’s distance. Let me show you how you can create a beautiful subtle and healthy glow.
The cream and liquid highlighters:
Cassie Lomas Highlighter for B * Elizabeth Arden Eight Hours Cream * Rimmel Insta Duo Contour Stick * Make Up Forever Ultra HD Soft Light * Armani Fluid Sheer * Shiseido Skin Illuminator
The powder highlighters:
BE Creative Highlighter Palette * Guerlain Météorites Strobing Palette ¨Dior Nude Air Luminizer
Before anything I start with cleansing my pretty model Louise’s face. After that it’s time to moisturize her skin. I like to give the people in my chair a little face massage, in this care I’ve used the Pixi Rose Oil Blend. Not only does it stimulate the blood circulation, it also makes the skin look radiant and dewy.
I apply the rest of the makeup ‘in the rough’ -I always come back later to finish the details- and apply a liquid (or cream) highlighter on top of the cheekbones and cupid bow.
As you can see just applying is not enough, obviously you have to blend the product out. I prefer to do this with my fingertips, as the warmth of my skin will make the product blend in really well.
If you want to create a stronger effect or you want your highlight to last long, you can add a highlighter powder on top.
In case you have a ‘good’ nose you can apply some highlighter on the nose bridge. You can either choose for liquid, cream or powder. Don’t do this is you have a wide nose, unless you want it to look bigger…
How highlighter performs on camera depends on the light. As you can see on the picture below you can’t barely see the highlighter on the cheekbones, as that side of her face is in a shadow. However, the highlight on the center of the nose and cupid bow shows really well.
On the following picture the lightning hits the left side of her face really well, and we can see a subtle glow on the cheekbones. I’ve used Elisabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream to make the eyelids really glossy.
Photography: Pieter Van Goethem
Model: Louise @ Network Models
Get the glow,