Introducing Toni Malt from the Toni Malt Makeup Academy. Toni is a leading international editorial makeup artist who has worked for the top fashion magazines around the world. Today, Toni very generously shares with us at Urban Rituelle her top beauty tips on how to achieve glowy skin through makeup! Yay!
Makeup trends are changing and at a fast pace. One of the reasons for this is how many of the trends are not practical or pretty. Do you remember the spider lashes and the wiggly eyebrows? Both trends were interesting, but what right-thinking makeup wearer would follow them for their everyday look?
However, there are a lot of long-lasting makeup trends as well, and one of them is glowy skin makeup, which achieves the look of radiant and glowing skin. This is a makeup approach that emphasizes on the look of the skin instead of using different colors to alter one's facial features .
Creating the Look
To achieve glowy skin through makeup, it's different strokes for different folks. Some women rely only on radiant primer and a small amount of cream of liquid blush. This achieves the most natural shine and flush as if you had just finished working out or taking a bath.
Others go the extra distance for a more polished look. This involves some attention to the eyes. Neutral, shimmery eyeshadow is swept across the lids for sparkle and light. And to make the eyes more attractive, the same shimmery eyeshadow is added lightly under the lash line and the inner corners of the eyes.
The Pro's Tips for Glowy Skin Throughout the Day
If you wish to create the look for yourself without going through a trial and error process, follow these tips from an expert makeup artist.
Always Start with Skin Care
The look of healthy skin always needs to start with the effort for healthy skin, which is skin care. Wash your face thoroughly and follow it up with hydrating toner, serum, and moisturizing.
Thoroughly hydrated skin is the best base for a glowy makeup.
For moisturizer, we recommend our Flourish Organics Lotion. We apply this liberally to our hands & body for soft, hydrated skin on the regular, but the organic formula is also gentle enough for it to double up as a facial moisturizer too!
Smooth Out Pores and Lines with Primer
The even application of your base makeup will ensure a flawless finish that will last throughout the day . For base makeup, start off with a smoothing primer to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines. This primer will also keep sebum at bay, which can take quickly transform a glowy look into a greasy one.
Create a Layer of Protection
After the primer, apply a moisture packed sun cream. This will create a pearly finish to your mattified face (due to the primer). Let it dry before applying anything else.
Use a Pink Tone Foundation for the Cheeks
The pink tone creates that glow from within look. Also, this pink tone foundation reacts with the heat from your skin, and it can help you identify the spots where you naturally blush that you would want to enhance or neutralize with makeup later in the process.
Conceal in a Targeted Manner
Spot-conceal using a small brush or your fingers - use a light dabbing motion to feather the product out and blend it more seamlessly onto your skin.
Apply a Glowy All-Over-the-Face Foundation
With a damp makeup sponge dab a radiant foundation all over your face. Do this with a light hand and take your time in blending to sheer out the product, while still providing your face with adequate coverage.
Set with Powder
The eye area can get quite oily over time and to control this, you need to set it with a thin layer of powder. Use a sponge applicator to target the creases where eyeshadow and powder typically accumulate.
Do the same with your T-zone to further keep the natural production of oil under control. Use a puff for this for a light application.
Place highlighter on the high points of your face, such as the top of your cheekbones, brow bone, Cupid's bow, and the center of your lower lip line. Apply a bit of highlight to the inner corners of your eyes as well to give them a lovely sparkle.
Do not apply any on the T-zone even if it's a trend to bop the nose with highlight. The T-zone produces its natural oils and adding highlight to it will only make the "zone" look greasy.
Add the Finishing Touches
Dab cream blush on your cheeks if you want a visible flush. Perk up your lashes by curling them and use a lash separating mascara for a natural look. Finally, add color to your lips using a tinted lip balm or gloss.
A top makeup artist says, glowy skin looks beautiful through the changing seasons, but the trend becomes more popular as the weather becomes cooler and the world takes on a more muted tone. Maintaining your glow can make you feel better, especially when your surroundings are dark and dreary.
Toni Malt is the Middle East's leading international editorial makeup artist and the woman behind the highly anticipated Toni Malt Makeup Academy in the heart of Dubai, now training the next generation of key makeup artists. From minimalistic looks to freestyle artistic creations, Toni's creative work has been published in top international fashion magazines around the world including VOGUE, ELLE, L'Officiel, Marie Claire, Harper's BAZAAR, Grazia and Cosmopolitan.
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