Most of us don’t live anywhere near a beach (one can dream, right?), but our desire for a radiant complexion will never die. An all-over, lit-from-within glow is a must on our makeup roster this time of year, because it revives our sun-starved complexion by enhancing our natural skin tone.
There are a few key steps on how to get that glow. The most important one? Be ready to play with a few different techniques and products for a modern take on luminous skin—you want glowy, not greasy. So, get ahead of the trend by adding a luminous look to your makeup arsenal.
After your skincare routine, set the foundation for a luminous look with a glow-inducing primer. L’Oréal Paris Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer can perform in multiple ways to help increase your fresh factor. Before foundation, apply the primer all over your face to help bring out that lit-from-within glow. Or mix it with your foundation for a dewy makeup finish. If you want to look even more luminous, use it to highlight the high planes of your face, like the tops of your cheekbones, on your Cupid’s bow and down the centre of your nose, for a warmth that will radiate the entire day.
Depending on your personal preference, some days you may not want to go full-on with your makeup coverage. You can still glow with a tinted illuminator, like L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion. Another multi-tasker, Glotion comes in four shades and delivers a natural, healthy boost of hydration, thanks to glycerine. Apply all over for a fresh-faced complexion—this product gets bonus points for being a time saver in your morning routine. To increase coverage, dab it on and blend it with a damp makeup sponge. If you’re looking to keep things natural, blending with your fingertips will do. You can also up the glow factor by using a lighter shade to highlight specific areas or a darker shade as a facial contour, while still maintaining that natural dewy finish.
Consider it covered
For the perfect balance of coverage and complexion-caring ingredients, rely on L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Foundation, which contains vitamins C and E to improve skin tone over time, as well as water for a moisturized and hydrated look. With its luminous finish for healthy-looking skin, this full-coverage, buildable foundation also contains SPF 20 to help protect against sun damage. Apply it using a damp makeup sponge for a soft finish, adding extra product where needed (over blemishes or red spots); pat on with your fingers to help add more coverage without losing depth to the skin.
Go for bold
Any good dewy complexion requires a customizable palette with key hues that work together or on their own for a magical, megawatt glow. Wake up your look with a four-shade palette like L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Nude in Sunkissed, which offers a multi-dimensional glow you can mix and match. Dip your blush brush into Sun for a radiant peachy glow on the apples of your cheeks, and look to Starlight for a pearlized finish atop your Cupid’s bow and your cheekbones. Tap Dawn onto the browbones and down the centre of your nose for a luminous amber-bronze glow, and add hits of Saturn to the inner corners of your eyes and along your temples for a vibrant, illuminating gold wash.
The perfect complement to a radiant complexion is a hot, statement-making lip. Try L’Oréal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Laminated Fuchsia for a sheer swath of high-shine pigment. Containing 60 percent more oils, this lipstick will leave lips comfortable and hydrated while delivering killer shine. Dab it on lips with your fingers for a hint of colour, like a lip stain, or apply it directly: Blot with tissue once and then reapply for a more pigmented look.