In the last week of shooting its really been about gorgeous glowing skin with the no makeup makeup vibe. My shoot for Elle the photographer wanted barely any makeup but skin that glows with natural highlights. Base can’t be heavy so rather than go for my usual liquid foundations I have been really loving CC creams and tinted moisturisers and highlighters and shimmer products to achieve the look.
So in this post I wanted to share some of my favourite products to achieve glowing skin:
The easiest way to achieve glowing skin is to use a liquid highlighter than you can mix in with your base. There are loads on the market from budget to high end but I have been using my Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow. Its perfect to add that gorgeous glow and make tired dull looking skin look amazing. Take a pea size of the highlighter and mix in with foundation and then apply with a Kabuki brush like the Sigma F80 or a bristle brush like the Mac 187 duo fibre brush. These brushes apply the product beautifully so that the base looks really natural instead of caked on. A great alternative to the Charlotte Tilbury highlighter is Revlon Skinlights.
My two fav bases this month are the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC cream and Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue. The CC cream has great coverage that looks really natural but also evens out the skin tone. In this behind the scenes pic Jess Lee has the Bourjois CC cream mixed in with the Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow and her skin is literally glowing from within.
The Bare Minerals complexion rescue is a tinted gel moisturiser that glides onto the skin and is perfect for natural healthy no makeup makeup. Its a combination of makeup and skincare that literally gives your skin a glow without even mixing in a highlighter. Sadly its not available in SA so you need to get working on your friends overseas.
My absolute new favourite product from my UK haul is the Georgio Armani eye tint recommended by another makeup artist. Jess Lee is wearing the eye tint in the pic above to give a gorgeous glow to the lids. Apply with the applicator straight to the lids and then take a blending brush and blend up and out. You can also use the tint as a highlighter on the skin as well dab on the top of the cheek bones and then been into the skin.