The 'Lit from Within' Glow

Winter time can often leave our skin looking dull and lifeless. Always dreaming of that golden summer glow here are a few ways of helping to achieve that ‘lit from within glow’ without turning yourself into a glitter ball! 

Firstly choose a  primer with a pearlescent glow to create a soft focus to the skin. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radience creates that luminousity on the skin as well as keeping your make-up on all day. It really helps to achieve that healthy, radient look, so especially good in the winter months for when your skin is looking a bit lacklustre. Alternitively, Mac Strobe Cream, although not a primer as such, pop it on before your foundation or even mix it in, and it too brightens the skin with its iridescent particles. It contains green tea and added vitamins to de-stress, freshen and boost the skin and gives the skin a gorgeous sheen whenever the light hits.

Next choose a foundation that leaves a dewy finish such as Nars Sheer Glow. This gorgeous base applies like a dream, has a medium coverage that covers imperfections well and leaves the skin looking fresh and radient. It is one of my favourite foundations which really helps to even out my skintone, giving me that healthy glow.

Finally, it’s time to add a subtle highlight to areas of the face that catch the light, so we are talking tops of the cheeks, brow bone, centre of the nose and Cupid’s bow. The Nourish Golden Glow Illuminating Face Shimmer* is a relatively new product to me but I seriously love it. It add a gorgeous highlight without moving any of your make-up, that sometimes liquid highlighters can do. It leaves a gorgeous sheen to the skin and looks so pretty when the light hits your skin. Can also be used as a base the same way as the Strobe Cream too. If you prefer a powder highlighter, Mac Mineralise Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle (review here) is one of the best out there. It is my most loved highlighter and just gives the most perfect finish to the skin, creating a subtle shimmer and completing the glowy look.

What are you make-up essentails for that ‘lit from within’ glow?


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