BOOST YOUR BRIL­LIANCE

Use these easy makeup moves to help en­hance your nat­u­ral glow fac­tor.

Health (USA) - - Beauty -

1 Think Prime Time

Primer helps give your makeup longevity (so you don’t have to stress about creas­ing or fad­ing all day), but us­ing one that’s iri­des­cent or has a sub­tle shim­mer gets you one step closer to that gor­geous glow. A word of warn­ing: Skip primers with chunky glit­ter par­ti­cles. The goal is to glow, not look like a disco ball. No time for primer? Go for a foun­da­tion that is spiked with so­phis­ti­cated shim­mer.

2 Play with Pow­der

The key to look­ing healthy—not greasy—is ap­ply­ing pow­der strate­gi­cally. “Only ap­ply it to your T-zone, where you would nor­mally get a bit shiny,” says Daniel Martin, a celebrity makeup artist in New York City. NYC-based makeup artist Moani Lee agrees, adding, “Look for a for­mula that will leave you with a soft, skin­like fin­ish. You want some­thing that cuts shine, blurs the ap­pear­ance of pores, sets makeup—but doesn’t look cakey.”

3 Make It Mono­chrome

An­other el­e­ment that can help warm up your en­tire face: bronze-toned makeup all over. Lee rec­om­mends us­ing a bronzer that can dou­ble as an eye shadow to save time. “Look for a cool bronze,” she ad­vises; one that’s too orange will ap­pear un­nat­u­ral. With a big pow­der brush, dust the bronzer in a “3” mo­tion along your fore­head, un­der your cheek­bones, and along your jaw­line. Then, switch to a smaller shadow brush, and buff the color onto your lid. Fin­ish with a swipe of bronze lip­stick.

4 Light Up

Cer­tain ar­eas can get away with more of a catch-the-light look. You just want to be care­ful with what you use and how much you ap­ply. The goal is to achieve a nat­u­ral “I just left the spa” glow. Martin says that’s eas­ily achiev­able with a gel or balm high­lighter. Use your fin­gers and tap a sheer for­mula in a back­ward C along your or­bital bone. A liq­uid for­mula can be ap­plied more sheerly— mak­ing it great for day­time. At night, you can amp it up us­ing a pow­der high­lighter for­mula for more of an im­pact.

For a high-shine fin­ish, dou­ble up: Ap­ply cream high­lighter, then top it off with a pow­der for­mula.

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