Glowy Skin in 5 Easy Steps! Featuring Devan Lowe
Glowy SKIN is always in! Want to turn heads left and right and get people complimenting you on your GORGEOUS skin? Even if your skin doesn't glow on its own, there's a lot you can do with makeup to achieve glowing skin.
Follow these 5 easy steps to achieve that forever trending GLOWY SKIN!
WHAT YOU NEED
Cream or liquid concealer
Blush (cream,liquid, or powder)
Highlighter (liquid or pressed powder)
Clean makeup brushes
STEP 1: CREATE DIMENSION
To create a lit-from-within, glowing complexion you want to create dimension by contouring the face. You want to concentrate on making your face lighter in the center to brighten the face for that perfect GLOW. Start to create dimension by applying a cream concealer in one shade lighter than your skin tone. Place concealer in the middle of your forehead, down the center of your nose, along your brow bones, under your eyes and at the center of your chin. Next, use contouring makeup where you want to subtract light and create depth.
Using light strokes and a tapered contouring brush, create an arc rather than a straight line under your cheekbones.
Other areas to contour includes the sides of the nose and along the jawline and hairline. When choosing contouring shades, go for a bronzer, powder or liquid foundation that is "one shade darker than your natural skin tone."
STEP 2: BLEND....BLEND....BLEND
After layering down the light and darker shades to add dimension and glow you want to make sure you blend to get rid of any harsh lines and any signs of demarcation. Using a damped beauty blender is perfect to blend out your cream contour as it picks up unwanted excess product off the skin and created a flawless airbrush finish. You want to make sure your makeup isn’t sitting on top of your skin. It should blend in with the natural fluids in your skin.
STEP 3: POP ON COLOR
Adding color to you checks will bring back color to you face. Make sure to select a blush that is close to your natural flush and apply it on the apples of your cheeks (instead of below your cheekbones), blending it into the apples and upward toward your temples. A bit of flush will help make your skin glow.
STEP 4: SHOW OFF YOUR SHIMMER
Shimmer highlighter creates light and bone structure, but knowing when enough is enough is important. Whether you’re using a cream or powder highlighter, in either case less is more.
Apply it to the high planes of your face, which includes the middle of your forehead, down the center of your nose and along the tops of your cheekbones.
STEP 5: SET YOUR GLOW
After all of your layering, the final touch is translucent powder which is the most important part. Using a large fluffy powder brush to swirl translucent powder over your face to set the look.
Want to book your next GLOWY Skin Makeover with me, Devan Lowe of D.L. artistry? Follow me on Instagram @dl.artistry.