Fake Naturally Glowing Skin When You Feel Unwell
I’m sure we’d all love to wake up every morning with a fresh face and radiant dewy glow. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible. It can be especially hard and become a bigger challenge if you struggle with sleep or are going through an autoimmune flareup. Luckily with the right skincare and makeup products, plus a few tips and hacks, you can easily master naturally glowing skin.
How To Fake Naturally Glowing Skin
I previously wrote a blog post on How To Achieve A Full Body Glow All Year Round. That post had more to do with lifestyle habits that will help you obtain healthy glowing skin. But sometimes, even when we’re doing everything we can to look and feel healthy, as well as maintain healthy skin, our body is deciding something different. Thankfully we have makeup to help us out during those times for a fake glow.
Start With Your Skincare Routine
The first step to achieving glowing skin, whether it’s natural or faked with makeup, is your skincare routine. Establishing a regular exfoliating routine will help to remove dead skin cells that give you a dry, dull appearance. It will also allow serums and moisturizers to absorb more effectively. Adding hyaluronic acid to your regimen will pump up your skin’s hydration levels giving you noticeably plumper smoother skin.
Match Makeup To Your Skin’s Undertones
Foundation, concealer, and even highlighter need to match your skin’s natural undertones. Otherwise, makeup will either look chalky or orange. If you have cool undertones, then highlighters that are pearly or pinkish will work best. If you have warm undertones, gold and bronze highlighters will give you the most natural finish.
Illuminate Your Moisturizer
To create a “lit from within” but still subtle all-over glow, add a small amount of liquid highlighter or liquid illuminating drops to your moisturizer. The key to keeping this looking natural is to stay clear of any highlighters with sparkles or are too shiny and a shade close to your natural skin tone. My favorite highlighter for this purpose is BACKSTAGE Face & Body Glow by Dior You can also apply your foundation on top to further soften the effect.
A good bronzer will create an all-over warmth and a healthy, natural-looking glow. Bronzers come in cream and powder formulas, so find one that works with your natural skin type. Stay away from matt formulas, and look for ones like the Nars Bronzer Powder which is my absolute favorite. It also comes in a cream formula. I use the shade “Laguna” which is diffused with a subtle golden sheen. The result is a beautiful radiant sunkissed glow.
A cream blush formula will deposit a sheer vail of color while still allowing your skin to show through. It’s easily blendable with with just the tips of your fingers and melts into your skin for a health looking natural flush. Two favorites that are highly rated are my everyday choice BeachPlease Lip + Cheek Cream Blush and Flush Balm Cream Blush
Highlighters come in several different formulas. I would suggest trying them all out to see what works best for your skin type. If you have dry skin, a highlighter stick, liquid or cream formula will look best, and provide the most natural result. But if your skin is oily, that same highlighter will end up looking greasy. In this case, a powder highlighter formula like the Shimmering Skin Perfector from Becca is the better option.
Apply your highlighter as the finishing touch once your other makeup has been set. With a light hand apply the highlighter to the high points of your face, your brow bones, cupid’s bow, and the tip of your nose for a natural all-over dewy skinned glow.