The famous adage ‘fake it till you make it’ applies to makeup as well! Glowing skin is a dream of every girl but just a handful of us are blessed with it. This is when the power of makeup comes into the picture.
While we urge you to take good care of your skin from within and outside, until you achieve your goal, here are a few effective tricks…
Make the most of your powder highlighter
Even if you hate applying a thick layer of makeup daily, the clever use of moisturiser can give you glass skin in no time. Once you are done with your basic skincare, scrap off a pinch of a powder highlighter that matches your tone most. Mix it with your regular moisturiser and apply to the face. Adjust the amount of highlighter so that the glow looks natural.
Rosehip oil with foundation
Light facial oils like rosehip or pomegranate oil not only help in blurring out the textures of the skin but also provide instant radiance and reinstates the elasticity of the skin.
Dilute your matte foundation with 2 drops of rosehip oil and apply in an almost invisible layer. No one will be able to detect the fake glow if you blend it well.
Switch to a dewy skin concealer
For those who have acne scars and uneven skin, a cream concealer that matches your skin tone is among one of the best ways to fake a natural lustre. Take just a little bit of concealer and apply it to all the high points of your face. Blend with either a damp sponge or fingertips. You can use this trick either on a bare face or when you are done with a full face of makeup.
The petroleum jelly hack
This is perhaps the cheapest yet the most effective trick that can give you glowing skin in seconds. All you have to do is dab some Vaseline or petroleum jelly on the areas of the face that catch light! The product can also be used on top of your base makeup for a long-lasting glow.
Make your own skin glow mist at home
While using heavy concealers or foundations, ensure you set it with powder else it will start to crease in no time. Powders can mattify everything and steal your glow. You can also use a dewy setting spray but the flip side is that you can’t spray it over and over again when your skin feels dry.
For a simple homemade glow mist, take 50 ml rose water, 10ml water, 3-4 drops of glycerine and give it a good shake. Your mist is ready!
Stop dragging and start stippling
The beauty of makeup products lies in their application technique. When you are applying foundation, you are painting the top layer of the skin along with the minuscule hairs with a tinted lotion aka foundation. If you make a dragging motion, it will exaggerate the small pores and make the skin will look more textured. The textures prevent light reflection and will lead to a cakey and dry effect.
On the other hand, stippling motions provide a more even and lighter finish and also lends a natural glow. Make it a point to apply foundation in gentle stippling motion using a stippling brush or sponge to achieve the dewy look.
The lip balm trick
If you want a naturally flushed look like K-beauty idols, then this is ‘the’ trick for you. Take a pink or peach lip balm and use it as a cream blush. As these are not as pigmented as lipsticks, you won’t look made-up. You can use this trick with your everyday look as well!
Try these simple hacks and keep everyone guessing as to how you look so radiant!