My face is oily and while some people may believe this gives me the advantage of having naturally glowing skin, this is not the case (something like a greasy frying pan would be more accurate).
So while my skin is oily, I do not like a flat matte finish as it tends to make my skin look dull. Instead I like to use mattifying products, then use brightening and radiant powders on top of my foundation to create the illusion of glowing skin while keeping the oils at bay.
So here are my top picks for faking glowing skin
- Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator (SHADE: 100 BARE LIGHT)
This is a sheer liquid illuminator which has a light golden sheen to it. I like to mix this in with my foundations and it gives a natural luminosity to any foundation without being glittery or noticeable. A little goes a long way so this product will last for ages and the sleek squeezy tube makes it easy to distribute the amount of product required. For an extra glow, this can be dabbed on the cheekbones and high points of the face. I even like to wear this alone on days where I don’t wear makeup as it gives the most natural glow.
I’ve touched on this product briefly in my Top 5 High-End Makeup post, but this is an essential in creating glowly airbrush skin. This is a finishing powder (not setting powder; dry skin girls can use this as a setting powder but for more oil control use a separate one) that is lightly dusted over the skin as a final step. These pearls just give the most beautiful natural luminosity to the skin, and just airbrush everything. These are expensive but it would honestly last you a very long time (I’ve had mine for over 2 years with everyday application) and they just make the biggest difference.
I have the Ambient Lighting Edit Limited Edition Palette which includes two of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders in ‘Dim Light’ and ‘Diffused Light’. The concept of these are very similar to the Guerlain Pearls which are finishing powders that offer a natural luminous glow. I personally love both products equally, but only one of the powders is needed and depending on my mood I’ll either use the Guerlain or Hourglass. This powder gives the skin a smooth and radiant finish, and the powder is so finely milled and luxurious. The hourglass powder is slightly cheaper than the Guerlain pearls, and they both work beautifully.
- Mac Mineralize Skinfinish (SHADE: SOFT AND GENTLE)
For extra glowing skin, I like to use Soft and Gentle to highlight focus points (cheekbones, chin, a bit on the forehead and tip of the nose). Soft and Gentle is a champagne beige highlighter which gives a peachy golden sheen to the skin.
So that concludes my top products for faking glowing skin. What are some of your personal favourites?