Makeup   Face

How To: Get Natural, Glowing Skin

Healthy, glowing skin is the perfect canvas for anything from subtle makeup to a bolder look. Get healthy-looking skin and pretty, natural makeup with these tips and expert advice.

Having smooth, healthy skin is not only a great confidence booster, but it’s the best way to start any makeup application. But not all of us are blessed with a flawless complexion, thanks to hormones, pollution and genetics, even if we have our skincare routines down to a science. Good news, though: you can easily fake a healthy glow with just a little moisturizer and primer, an illuminating foundation and customizable, buildable glow-boosting drops. If you’re not sure how to achieve a luminous complexion, our natural makeup tutorial with guidance from L’Oréal Paris Canadian Makeup Artist & Expert Jodi Urchik will help your skin look its very best.

Steps for Prepping Your Skin:

Step 1: A great way to achieve even, all-over glowing skin is mixing an illuminating primer with your usual moisturizer. Try adding just a few drops of L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer to a cream like L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Day & Night Moisturizer. The benefit of this is the ability to customize that illumination. Just one or two drops, and you’ll get a subtle glow, perfect for a natural makeup look. The more drops you add, the more glow you get.

Step 2: Apply your customized mixture all over your face and your jawline with your hands, and make sure to blend it well, even going beyond your jawline a little to avoid a harsh line. If you find your skin is extra dry, add a layer of your moisturizer and allow it to absorb before you apply your glow mixture.

Steps for Natural Makeup:

Step 1: Swap out your usual foundation for one that will add to that subtle glow, like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation. To get that light coverage – key for any natural makeup look – use a fluffy brush to apply it all over your face.

Step 2: If you want to amp up your glowing skin even more, keep it natural with a softer highlight. Try applying L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion to the high points of your face, ideally along the tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and on your brow bones. Since this product is super buildable, start light and add more if you want a more noticeable highlight.

Whenever you want to look effortlessly flawless, look to this natural makeup tutorial, and always remember that products that allow for a buildable glow are best. That customizability means you can always add a little more glam if the occasion calls for it. Regardless of whether you’re headed for brunch with your friends or a dinner and dancing, you really can’t go wrong with natural makeup. And mastering this look means you’ll always have the perfect base for a bolder look, like a smoky eye or a punchy red lip. But don’t be afraid to keep it simple and let your unique features shine through.