Makeup techniques have evolved and today, you can radically transform your look within minutes. The contouring style has been popular for seasons, after blending dark and light shades, your cheekbones stand out, your face seems slimmer and all your imperfections are covered up. However, this style might seem a bit rough and unnatural. Effective skincare combined with light makeup will ensure a livelier look with a healthy glow. Choose strobing as a more natural alternative to heavy contouring.
Here are some tips for a radiant look, starting from proper skincare to makeup tricks.
Revitalize your skin by exfoliating
Does your skin tend to look dull and ashy? Very often, this tired look is caused by the lack of face scrubbing: you need to exfoliate in order to get rid of the dead skin cells. Your skin glows when it’s smooth enough to reflect the light – dead cells prevent that. You can use DIY exfoliators: coffee or baking soda make great natural scrubs.
Besides exfoliating, a skin routine that includes regularly cleansing, entire makeup removal before sleep and anti age products will ensure a healthy glow. Choose products that contain retinol, as it is proven to help with collagen production. The firmer your skin is, the dewier it looks because of the light reflection.
Hydration – inside and out
Drinking enough water is crucial – not just for the sake of having beautiful skin but also for your overall health. Besides using moisturizers in order to directly hydrate your skin and provide it with essential nutrients, you need to feed your skin from the inside, too. When choosing the right product, make sure it contains SPF and answers the needs of your skin type. Always keep a water bottle nearby and take small sips during the day. This will help you increase water intakes to optimal values, which is beneficial for your organism.
To maximize hydration, turn to fruits and vegetables that contain a high percentage of water, such as watermelons, cucumbers, and avocados. Green tea can be used in various ways for improving skin complexion. For best results, drink one cup a day.Have you ever noticed how healthy and radiant your skin looks after working out? That is because of the activated blood vessels and improved circulation caused by exercising. There are other ways to stimulate circulation: facial massages, ice-cold face washing or face masks.
Wake your skin up
Have you ever noticed how healthy and radiant your skin looks after working out? That is because of the activated blood vessels and improved circulation caused by exercising. There are other ways to stimulate circulation: facial massages, ice-cold face washing or face masks.
You can use home remedies to make your own masks: think about mixing up natural ingredients such as honey, sugar, olive oil, bananas, etc.
Strobing makeup technique for a natural glow
Strobing is the technique you use after you’ve completely finished putting on your makeup. For the best luminous complexion, it is crucial to have a solid base that will ensure your makeup stay on.
Makeup professionals always point out the necessity of using primers before applying other products. For a shimmering look you’re aiming at, Napoleon Perdis Brightening Skin Primer really makes a great choice as it stands out among other primer products.
After applying this primer, continue with a light foundation or BB cream. Using a highlighter, illuminate the cheekbone line, the nose bridge, the inner corners of the eyes and the central part of the chin. The goal is to point out the high points of the face for the radiant look.
To finish up, make those lips stand out a neutral colored lipstick or lip gloss with a shimmering effect. Apply the gleaming eyeshadow (we recommend copper and golden tones) and a mascara.
Follow these few beauty tricks for a radiant look and you will truly shine bright like the diamond!
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