Our skin reflects both our physical health and our mental health, so naturally, we want our makeup to look beautiful and perfect. All makeup professionals will agree on this: the condition of your skin is the key to flawless makeup application. Before applying foundation, concealer or any other makeup product, it is imperative that you thoroughly cleanse and moisturize your skin. Long gone is the idea that makeup should be used to cover and hide the skin. Now, makeup is best used to compliment, illuminate, and highlight. In this approach to makeup application, less is more and tends to provide much better results!
Take these steps to ensure makeup application that reflects a radiant and luminous complexion.
1 . Cleanser & Moisturize: When skin is dry or dehydrated your makeup will accentuate this and appear flakey and dull. Before applying your makeup, exfoliate gently or use a cleansing brush to get rid of dead skin cells and then follow with your preferred moisturizer.
Tip: When small patches of dry skin persist, apply a generous amount of moisturizer to the area and lightly rub with a small washcloth repeating small rotating movements. Two to three movements should be enough. Bye bye peeling skin!
2 . Add that healthy glow: Continue by applying a skin illuminator. Usually sheer in colour and light in texture, illuminators reflect light which help to minimize fine lines and wrinkles . The complexion appears instantly hydrated and brighter than ever. Illuminators can be worn alone, or under your foundation or powder. Glominreals Sheer Tint Illuminator slides on the skin with ease and adds radiance to all skin types and colours.
3 . Apply your base: While some tend to believe that is is necessary to apply foundation from the hairline to the bottom of the jaw and from one ear to the other, please note that foundation is not meant to be used as a mask! It’s purpose is to even out and perfect the skin. Apply foundation in small amounts, a little at a time. It’s always easier to add more than to remove it. Tip: Use a foundation brush to achieve flawless and steady application.
The new LUXE Foundation from glominerals is a new generation of foundation. Made with skin soothing ingredients, it not only contains anti-aging properties, but also light-diffusing diamond powder, broad-spectrum UV protection (SPF of 15.) and specialized moisturizing agents to deliver a flawless, youthful complexion. It offers excellent coverage and blends perfectly with the all skin types and colours.
4 . Correct & Highlight: Use an illuminating corrector such as Glominerals Brightner Highlight Concealer to highlight specific areas of the face and/or erase dark shadows– the inner and outer corners of the eyes, under the eyes and the upper cheek bone – wherever the light naturally hits the face.
5 . Finishing Touches: Once you have achieved the perfect complexion, finish with a light dusting of translucent powder. This will ensure that your makeup stays put and it will also help to mattify areas of your skin that may get oily during the day. A powder composed of minerals tends to give more luminosity to the skin. Our top pick: Glominerals Perfecting Powder. Finally, a little blush goes a long way. From Glominerals, blush in shades of TerraCotta and Hibiscus compliment all skin tones and provides an instant healthy glow!
Pro Tip: If you want to create a ” dewy ” look, apply an illuminating powder such as Glominerals Shimmer Brick in Luster to your cheek bones.
Voila! Flawless skin every time!