make skin glow

As the season of overindulgence in salt, sugar, and champagne comes to a close, “glowing” may not be a word you would choose to describe your complexion. You can’t expect your skin to instantly bounce back from long travel days, minimal sleep, and the NYE extravaganza you just put it through. But you can bring back that luminous glow with this quick fix.

Step 1: Add Warmth

When your complexion is feeling dull, your first instinct may be to cover it up with full coverage foundation. Fight that urge. Even if you’re not particularly impressed with its current condition, you still want your skin to shine through—just give it a little color first. Mix a small amount of bronzing gel in with your moisturizer. Try The Body Shop Honey Bronzing Gel for Face or Dr. Hauschka Translucent Bronze Concentrate for a subtle hint of warmth.

Step 2: Illuminate

Step two is the real ticket to ditching that worn out by winter look. Layers of highlighters and bronzers can look heavy this time of year, and frankly, when it comes to our winter makeup routine we’re all in favor of taking the cliff notes approach. Take a few seconds to add a drop or two of liquid luminizer to your tinted moisturizer or light coverage foundation. It will boost the complexion perfecting powers of your foundation and give you a little luminosity all over. If you’re fair skinned try L’Oréal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer or Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in 7. Darker skin tones can use a luminizer that’s slightly more golden, like Yves Saint Laurent Dare to Glow in Tempting Gold or Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in Bronze Shimmer.

 

How are you planning on reviving your glow? Share your tactics in the comments below.

 

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