WANT TO KNOW HOW TO GET THAT RED CARPET GLOW? HERE ARE THE PRODUCTS AND TIPS YOU NEED, AS CHOSEN BY ADELE’S RENOWNED MAKEUP ARTIST MICHAEL ASHTON
When it comes to glowing skin, what are the secrets to creating a luminous, healthy looking complexion?
Having worked his magic on everyone from Adele to Daisy Lowe, Elle Macpherson to Amber Heard, we asked renowned makeup artist Michael Ashton for his tried and tested roadmap to radiance. With a few of our favourites thrown in for good measure too, let this guide for glowing skin help light the way for making skin look lit from within…
1. USE A PRE-MAKEUP APPLICATION OF FACE SERUM
“Skincare is key when it comes to achieving a healthy dewy finish, so makeup and skin serums are the fastest and most effective way to improve skin texture,” explains Michael.
2. ADAPT YOUR CHOICES TO YOUR SKIN TYPE
“Natural skin texture plays an important part is deciding how and when to use radiance products. For those with a slightly drier skin type, I would recommend using a nourishing moisturising cream and then layering something like a primer,before applying a luminous foundation.”
3. OPT FOR IMPERFECT MAKEUP
“It is a wonderful urban legend that Andy Warhol started, but the old tale of Bianca Jagger getting into a hot bath after doing her makeup for that fresh and dewy look really does leave your makeup looking absolutely incredible,” says Michael. “Well worth a try if you have the time!”
4. DON’T THINK YOU CAN’T USE A MATTE PRIMER
“If you have particularly oily skin but still want to try a more dewy finish to the skin, then an anti-shine product, applied to the T-zone works well to give a long-lasting velvety finish,” says Michael. “Then you can use a refined powder to highlight the cheekbones.
5. FIND YOUR PAW-PRINT…
Gently press pat onto the cheekbones using your fingertips.
6. GLOW FROM THE INSIDE OUT
“As we all know, healthy and radiant skin starts from the inside out,” says Michael.
7. CHOOSE A FOUNDATION-SERUM HYBRID
“To create a skin finish that looks fresh and flawless, try using one of the next generation skin serum foundations,” recommends Michael. “The lightweight formulas allow for a buildable coverage that still looks like skin. Rather than using a brush, apply the product with your fingers and massage it into the skin so it becomes undetectable.”
8. GET LIPPIE
“For a youthful flush of colour on the cheeks, apply a little sheer lipstick to the apples of the cheeks and blend upwards along the cheekbones,” advises Michael. “It will give you soft focus colour whilst brightening your complexion.”
9. SPRAY A QUICK SPRITZ OF FACIAL MIST
“If your skin starts to look a little lacklustre during the day, a quick spritz works wonders for refreshing and rebooting hydration,” says Michael. “Otherwise, another fantastic trick is to massage an oil-based facial balm into the palms of your hands and gently press into the skin on top of makeup.”
10. DON’T GO HIGHLIGHTER MAD
“As with most things subtlety is key, so do not go overboard with using too many highlighting products – especially avoid anything with visible glitter particles,” cautions Michael. “The overall effect should be skin that is lit from within, so be careful to avoid the mistake of looking too shiny and really target where you highlight and accentuate.”
SOURCE: Get The Gloss
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