I know Summer is coming to an end *long, heavy sigh* but that doesn’t have to mean we have to stop glowing. Am I right or am I right?
In this post I want to chat about my ultimate products that I use whenever I want to just glow, glow, glow, which is pretty much always. I’m going to jump right in with my Avène Hydrance Optimale Light Moisturiser (£14.00) because the most important step for glowy + hydrated makeup is skincare, and this is my fave moisturiser ever. I have pretty sensitive skin so this moisturiser works really well for me. It’s light, super hydrating and sinks really well into the skin. Because this moisturiser is so hydrating, it leaves my skin looking really healthy and dewy. I use it morning and night straight after I’ve cleansed my skin and it has literally changed the texture of my skin. My skin feels so much softer and smoother compared to how it was before I used this moisturiser. Plus I tend to get less breakouts too, which could be down to the fact that this moisturiser is quite light and works a lot better for my skin type. Whatever it is, it is definitely my holy grail skincare product.
There is nothing I love more than a refreshing and hydrating makeup mist. I recently bought the Estée Lauder Set + Refresh Perfecting Makeup Mist (£20.00) and it’s already a favourite of mine. The spray is ultra fine and super refreshing for my skin. I spray it all my face after I’ve done my makeup, just to lock everything in and make my skin look nice and dewy. I also like using it when I’m not wearing makeup because of how refreshed it makes my skin feel. I’ve always sworn by my Smashbox Photo Finish Water Primer, so I’m quite surprised (and glad) to be loving something just as much.
I absolutely love having glowy skin whenever I’m wearing makeup and even when I’m not, which is why I always reach for my L’oreal Lumi Magique Primer (£10.99). I honestly love this primer so much, I cannot do my makeup without it. It gives my skin such a gorgeous glow and my makeup looks so radiant and dewy which I love. This is a really hydrating and luminous primer so it is perfect for dry skin. I’m quite oily, but I still love using this primer on my cheeks and all the high points of my face. This is also a really, really good dupe for the MAC Strobe Cream if you’re looking for the same luminous glow and not wanting to splurge so much. Cha-ching.
Once I’ve got my skincare and base looking hella glowy, I have to go in with my favourite highlighting/glowy products to really seal the deal. One of my absolute favourite highlighting products has got to be the L’oreal Lumiere Eyeshadow in 500 Gold Mania. This product was 100% love at first swatch. As soon as I saw how beautiful and golden this eyeshadow was, I knew I had to use it as a highlighter. I use this product every time I do my makeup because it gives my skin such a beautiful golden glow. I also like to wet my brush when applying this highlight for a more intense glow, and then lock everything in place with a few spritzes of my makeup mist.
As my focus is on having radiant and healthy skin, I just love using warm toned bronzers that make my skin look naturally glowy. My go to favourite at the moment is my MAC Bronzing Powder in Golden. It’s such a beautiful bronzer that adds a subtle and natural glow to my skin. This is a pigmented product, but it blends out so well, either with a beauty blender or a brush. It adds a really subtle, barely there kind of shimmer to the skin that just looks so beautiful in the light. I like using this bronzer for both natural and glam makeup, because of the warmth it adds to my face. This will definitely be a repurchase for me.
One thing I love doing is going in with my Soap and Glory Wonderbronze Shimmer Brick on top of the MAC bronzer, just to add a more browny/golden glow to the skin. I always use this product on top of a bronzer as it is quite sheer so I use it to add a subtle shimmer to the skin. I also really like using the bronze shades individually as eyeshadows and they work really well, especially when applied with a wet brush so the pigment is more intense.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post and please let me know your must haves for glowy skin!