Everything You Need to Know to Get the Off-Duty Model GlowDecember 20, 2017
If you’ve ever zoomed in on Gigi on the ‘gram trying to suss out just what she does to get that flawless finish or find yourself stalking Duckie’s photos looking for makeup inspo, then you’re probably all too familiar with the notion of looking like a model when she isn’t stomping down a runway. Translation: You love the model-off-duty look. The key to mastering that seemingly perfect glow? Water, exfoliation and a small but effective beauty stash to help you live up to your supermodel potential.
Step 1: Apply a lightweight primer with a shimmery or radiant finish, like L’Oréal Paris Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer.
Step 2: Using a beauty blender or foundation brush, blend a light, illuminating foundation onto the face and neck. Blend it in well to make sure there’s no streaking!
Step 3: Cover up any blemishes, spots or dark circles with your go-to concealer and blend it in well.
Step 4: Prep the eyelids with a concealer or eye primer (like Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion).
Step 5: Apply highlighter to the cheekbones, brow bone, Cupid’s bow and tip of the nose. You can use a liquid formula like Dermablend Glow Creator or powder-based product like Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter.
Step 6: Lightly contour your face by brushing a contour powder or matte bronzer (try NYX Professional Makeup Matte Bronzer) along the hollows of the cheeks (working it up to the temples) and along the jawline.
Step 7: Dust a shimmery, caramel-colored eye shadow on the eyelids, working the color up to the crease. Buff it out slightly just past the crease.
Step 8: Take a brown shadow with orange undertones and brush it along the upper and lower lash lines, as well as the outer corners of the eyes. Finish off with your fave mascara!
Step 9: Brush out your brows and fill them in lightly so they look natural and full. Try using a super slim “brow liner” like Lancôme Les Sourcils Definis.
Step 10: Wrap up the look with a pinkish-nude lip gloss or shimmery lipstick.
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