Want to know the secret to the #nofilter glow? We’re here to let you in on the primer, palettes and other products you’ll need to pull off the ultimate glow up!
The desire for an instant golden glow has moved from Instagram to real life. But how do you manage to create that perfect radiance only filters seem to get right? The perfect combination of products will have you ditching the lens filters for your #glowup.
First step: Surprise! It isn’t make-up – it’s you!
It seems the mystery of the glow is more than skin-deep… literally. Healthy levels of hydration unlock the unlimited potential of radiance. So sip those eight glasses of water and you’ll be one step closer to a bright future.
Glowing from within doesn’t stop there. A good moisturiser preps the skin on even the dreariest days. Top mags like Marie Claire recommend Bioderma Hydrabio Perfecteur SPF 30 as the answer to this step: this super-hydrating moisturiser/skin enhancer/SPF was made with all skin types in mind, boosting it to give it a luminous, rosy glow.
Step 2: Prime
Now that the inner you has been attended to, primer takes care of the surface, setting the tone for a natural, dewy skin. Rimmel Fix & Protect Primer acts as a shield against the sun with SPF 25, and lasts up to 7 hours. We also love Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser for its pore-blurring, priming and moisturising action. Primer not only creates a beautiful canvas to work from, it can also be worn alone. This saves you time in the mornings that can be spent on something more important… like hitting the snooze button a couple of dozen times.
Step 3: Find your foundation
Taking things to the next level means finding a light foundation that uplifts the skin and allows for a fresh face. Bourjois gives us their vitamin-rich, anti-fatigue Healthy Mix Foundation with radiance-boosting crystalline pigments to even out skin tone for a luminous complexion, it’s all in the name, after all.
Rimmel Match Perfection takes natural-looking skin to the next level. The smooth, weightless finish, 24-hour moisture and vitamin E, not to mention soft-focus powders that reduce imperfections… we’re sold.
Step 4: Go for bronze
The finishing touch is a golden glow. If a great bronzer can do wonders, one designed by Supermodel Kate Moss must surely do miracles. Rimmel Kate Bronzing Palette, unsurprisingly, is another slashie ;) – highlighter-slash-sculptor-slash-blusher in one, bringing bronze to life one touch-up at a time. Swipe on lightly for a natural day look, or be bold with a dramatic sculpted look for evenings. Who said natural had to be sun-kissed?
Not to be outshone, Maybelline Total Eye & Cheek Tint gives you a palette of eight shadows and two highlighters in golden and rosy tones for maximum look-at-me effect.
Step 5: Strobe it on
We love a strobe just as much as the next girl, and Maybelline Master Studio Strobing Stick has the perfect micro-fine pearl texture – in Light, Medium and Dark – to add a finishing touch to your cheekbones, inner corner of your eyes, lip filtrum and collar bones. Remember, though, less is definitely more.