It’s no secret that we all long for beautiful glowing skin, and while very few are lucky enough to achieve this look naturally, most of us have to rely on makeup to help us out. The key is to use the makeup to our advantage for the look we want without using too much. The perfect balance will help your skin glow while still appearing natural.
Stress-free Equals Naturally Great Skin!
Before we start talking about makeup however, let’s first discuss some ways that you can make your actual skin as healthy as possible, thus reducing the amount of makeup you need to get this beautiful look. The first thing you can do to help your skin naturally is to reduce the amount of stress in your life. While you might not be able to control outside forces that are stressful, you can deal with the stress more appropriately. Simple things like going for a quick walk in the middle of your workday, or meditating and doing yoga in the morning and after work will help reduce stress tremendously. It may sounds simple, but removing stress will do wonders for your skin.
Eat Right, Drink More
The next step is to change your diet. Eating healthy is one of the quickest ways to improve your skin’s natural health. Foods with high liquid contents keep your skin hydrated and looking great. This includes fruits like strawberries, apples, cucumbers, pineapples, and watermelons. Also, try and eat foods with Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, flax seeds, and avocados.
The Right Makeup
Once you’ve got your stress and diet under control, it’s time to add the right makeup for a truly glowing look. First, get your face ready by using the right primer. This will help moisturize your skin while filling in lines and creases, creating a smooth surface for which to apply makeup. If you have oily skin, a primer will help keep that extra shine under control.
Next, add an oil-free, highlighting foundation to your makeup “diet”, even out any redness or blemishes, working with a silicon based primer to give you the best base to work with. It’s a smart idea to get a foundation with built-in SPF to help protect your skin from the sun.
If you have any red spots left over after the foundation is applied, or if you have dark circles under your eyes, add a little full coverage concealer to further even out your skin. Once you’re happy with the results, apply a loose or pressed powder. This will help lock in all of the other layers you have applied.
Finally, it’s time to add some shape and color to your face. Contour shadow makeup helps bring depth to your cheekbones and jawline while bright highlight color contrasts that by bringing things forward. Add some blush or bronzer for color, and you should have natural looking radiantly glowing skin.