Get the Glow!

With summer fast approaching, there is one beauty must-have that everyone is eager to achieve: glowing, summer skin. Whether you like an all over glow, a subtle dewy complexion or even just a hint of shimmer on the cheeks, here are some ideas to have your skin looking fresh in a few short steps.

Where to begin
Start by preparing your skin. Whatever your skin type, I’d recommend beginning with our Hydra Veil. This is water based, meaning that it will work well for all skin types. Don’t forget that there is a difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin, and this works to combat the latter. Hydra Veil will give your skin an instant boost of hydration, creating an optimal base for your make-up.
This may be enough for you, but if you like a really dewy look then apply a little of our Satin Primer on top. This is a runny formula that will leave a slightly dewy sheen to the skin. Try not to rub it all in… leave it a little tacky.

Creating a flawless base
For flawless skin, look no further than our Skin Base foundation. Use alone or mixed in a 2:1 ratio with our Illuminator in Slay for a lighter, slightly brighter finish.

Blush it up
Now it’s time to choose the perfect blush. Stick to a Cream Blusher like Promise (pink) or Dixie (coral) to keep in line with your fresh base. If you usually set your base with a powder (I always have to), just set the t-zone and leave the rest. This will control your oil without looking flat or cakey.

Finishing touches
The last little touches can make all the difference. Use Medium Pencil in Vow (a flesh tone) to outline your eyebrows, blending a little onto the brow bone to keep it light. Then, use our champagne Pure Pigment in Furore to highlight brow bones, the inner corner of the eyes, the cheekbones and the cupid’s bow for shimmer in all the right places. If you prefer a cream finish, try doing this with our Gleam in Supernatural instead.

Et voila! Would you like any more tips for glowing summer skin? Tweet us @Illamasqua and we can help you!

Until next time, Rose x

Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

Writer and expert