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Glowing Skin Secrets: How to Create a Natural Glowy Makeup

Woman wearing a glowy makeup look with glowing foundation, serum concealer, and highlighter

Glowing skin always looks great no matter the time of year, but it’s not always the easiest to achieve – and that's okay, we’re here to help. If you don’t have naturally glowing skin or your luminous glow has recently dulled, with the right skincare and makeup products, you can easily create a dewy, natural glowy makeup look.

Prep Skin with a Radiance Boosting Face Serum for a Natural Glow

The first step to any makeup application is to prep the skin for a gorgeous glowing base. Our Advanced Génifique Face Serum is a radiance boosting face serum that helps strengthen the skin’s protective moisture barrier for a healthy glow. The formula includes Hyaluronic Acid — an ingredient known for its ability to enhance moisture-retention and skin-hydration, Vitamin C — an antioxidant known to help neutralize free radicals, brighten, and smooth the skin and Bifidus Prebiotic an ingredient which helps create a favorable environment for good bacteria that is present on the skin’s surface.

With a silky lightweight texture, Advanced Génifique Face Serum quickly absorbs into the skin making it a perfect product to prep the skin for a glowy makeup look. Use the self-loading dropper to dispense the perfect amount of product and ensure you allow the product to absorb into the skin before applying foundation.

Use a Glowing Foundation for Natural Radiance

When looking to create a dewy makeup look, picking the right foundation is the most important step. Put down the matte foundation and instead look for a foundation which is specifically designed to give skin a soft glow finish.

Our Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care and Glow Foundation is the perfect glowing foundation for creating glowy makeup thanks to its 82% hydrating serum base with hyaluronic acid (which can help to hydrate skin) and mandelic acid (which can help to visibly smooth skin). The serum infusion means the foundation has skincare benefits within makeup – including visibly improved skin tone and overall skin texture, look, and feel* in a consumer study after 3 weeks on 107 women.

The formula has a buildable medium coverage that delivers a natural soft glow finish to the skin that lasts for up to 24 hours. From light to medium, it’s easy to alter the coverage depending on if you prefer a fuller coverage with a natural glow or a lighter coverage with a dewy glow. Using your fingers to apply is a great technique for a lighter “skin-like” glow as the warmth of your fingertips can help to warm up the product as it’s applied for a more natural glowing finish. No matter your skin type or desired level of coverage, the skincare-infused formula leaves skin with a 24-hour healthy glow and is available in up to 30 transfer-resistant properties for a glowing finish all day long. Plus, with the added benefit of SPF 27, it’s perfect for a natural daytime glowing foundation.

Use a Serum Concealer for a Natural Soft-Focus Glow

Before and after of a woman with no makeup and wearing glowing foundation and serum concealer to show the glowy makeup look

Often, concealers can become dry and settle into lines, creasing under the eyes and leaving skin too dry. Your concealer texture will impact the overall finish of your look, and since we’re here to glow, leave matte options in your makeup bag and opt for a concealer that is creamy and hydrating, such as a serum concealer with skin-loving ingredients.

Some serum concealers are considered multi-use, such as our Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Serum Concealer. This buildable coverage concealer with an 81% serum base blends easily into skin to brighten and blur under eyes and imperfections, conceal dark circles, touch up your glow, and can even be used on its own for a minimal glowy makeup look. Your delicate undereye skin gets a drink of hydrating and smoothing ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramides, and Peptides to help support the skin moisture barrier and promote a long-lasting natural soft glow look.

Select Your Highlighter or Illuminator

A foundation with a glow finish is a sure way to create a dewy finish to your glowy makeup. For extra glowy impact, try adding a highlighter to your makeup look. Our Dual Finish Highlighter is perfect for creating either a subtle glow or intense glow to your makeup. With an ultra-creamy formula, this glowy highlighter melts into the skin for a brilliant highlight that doesn't cake or look unnatural on the skin. Infused with light-reflecting pearls for a smooth, buildable glow, it can be used either dry for a subtle highlight, or to create a glowy makeup look.

How to Apply Your Highlighter for Added Radiance

When applying highlighter, it’s important to be strategic in your application methods to avoid a greasy, shiny, or overly metallic look to the skin. For the perfect glow, apply highlighter to the highest points of the face: the tops of the cheekbones, the brow bone, the tip of the nose, and the cupid's bow. Make sure to focus highlighter only on these areas and blend out any harsh edges with a soft brush to ensure a naturally glowing look. For an added glow apply a little shimmering highlighter powder to the eyelids.

Powder highlighter application tutorial with strategic highlighter placement on woman’s face for a glowing makeup look

Ditch the Powder for the Ultimate Glowy Makeup Finish

Using a glowing foundation is the most important step in creating a natural glowy makeup look, but don’t forget to make it last. Consider setting your makeup into place without disturbing the glow you’ve created with your favorite setting spray for a long-wearing glow. If you’re usually tempted to reach for a mattifying powder to help eliminate shine or lock your makeup into place, skip the powder and try a setting spray instead. Our Fix It Forget It Setting Spray is an ultra-hydrating, antioxidant rich setting spray that helps keep makeup looking fresh for up to 24 hours. For an even more luminous glowy makeup, mix in your favorite liquid highlighter into the spray and apply liberally over the skin.

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