Yup, it’s that time again! Time to whip out the tricks to make yourself look amazing on this day of looooooovvvveeeee :)
Make your skin GLOW
Glowing skin is something that everyone can achieve. It doesn’t matter what type of skin you have too. Here’s a few tips on how to achieve that glow.
For you people with skin that is clear, you’re lucky. Take this to your advantage and let your natural skin SHINE. Start by getting a good night’s rest. If you apply night cream, you will notice that in the morning, your skin will appear much better, especially after waking yourself up from washing your face. Your night cream works best at night time because that’s when your cells start to regenerate, letting the product sink deeper into your skin. Another thing you can do is use a dewy foundation/tinted moisturizer. Don’t use powder on top. It’ll matify your face, and by doing that you’re actually making the make up look more cakey. It also makes you look older when you have a matte face. Dewy glows will give you a fresh, glowing, young look. Use a little bit of blush, conceal any pimples/spots with your normal concealer, and add highlighter (you can use a shimmering white/shimmering peach eyeshadow if you don’t own a highlighter…see below for exactly where I like to use highlighter) Add a little bit of bronzer to the sides of your forehead, your cheeks and just under your chin. A little bit of brown eyeliner, some mascara, and a pink gloss/lipstick/tinted lip balm will make you look naturally beautiful and fresh faced.
For you people with acne, or any type of blemishes on your skin, you can achieve a glowing look too! This is when foundation and key highlighting comes in handy.
Foundation: Choose something that feels good to you. Foundation in general is not great for your skin, so my suggestion is putting on a cream, then a makeup base/primer, and then your foundation. This will lead to a smoother application, making your skin look flawless. Use your daily foundation/tinted moisturizer. Whatever you’re using on a daily basis is like your second skin, so that will look the most natural. Use something closer to your skin color.
This goes for highlight too. If you’re very light toned, use a white shimmery color. If you’re darker, opt for a color that’s got some gold in it. The white will stand out too much on darker skin tones, making it look fake and odd. Using something with gold flecks will make your skin look like it’s glowing, bringing out that natural tan you got about you. :)
- center of forehead
- brow bones
- center of the eyelid (right on the eyeball)
- bridge of nose (don’t put too much on the tip of your nose though)
- cheekbones (depending on how high or low your cheekbones are, you can choose where to highlight it. Just make sure it starts from under where the edge of where your pupil is up to the part right under your temples. Don’t put too much highlight on your cheek…it’ll make your face look too bright.)
- tip of the cupids bow (makes your lips look fuller!)
- just under the lip…on the chin. (no need for too much. seriously, just a dab is fine.)
- collar bones (Seriously adds a glow about you. Dust a little right on there, and it helps draw attention from neck up. Your face isn’t the only part of the body you should take note of, your neck/decollete area are very important too!)
Make sure to define your brows. By filling them in, you bring more definition to your face. Filling in your brows completes any make up look. Your brows frame your face, and thus give it dimension.
A little smudged eyeliner, some mascara, peachy blush, (bronzer if needed) and a pink/reddish lip, and you’re good to go! If you have any acne in specific areas, use boldness to draw attention away from it. For example, if you have a lot of acne on your chin area, add more definition to your eyes…lightly smoke it up with some natural brown eyeshadows and make your eyes your focal point, then do a nude or light pink lip. It will draw attention away from your chin. You could do the same trick again if you have more acne around your forehead…draw more attention to your lips. Do a red or bright pink lip with simple eye make up. The bright colored lip will add a pop of color, and actually, it makes you look more awake and energized too, especially if you have eyeliner on as well. :)
Look here for my tips on how to create the perfect red lip (works for every skin tone!)
Here’s my valentine to all of you <3