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3 Steps to Get Glowing and Radiant for the Summer
April 30, 2018

A healthy glow looks beautiful throughout all seasons. But it’s even more fitting for the summer. The picturesque beaches and travel landmarks are perfect backdrops for radiant, dewy skin.

What’s beautiful about this makeup look is how healthy and fresh the person looks. It’s one of the few looks that are suitable for both formal events and laidback encounters. It looks natural but gives the wearer an almost ethereal glow.

If you want to look radiant for the summer, here are three practical steps you can follow!

 

1.) Invest in skincare.

While highlighters and concealers can help your skin look healthy and glowing, nothing beats having truly healthy skin! A reliable skincare routine is a wise investment. An exfoliator, a serum, and a moisturizer can help you.

 

Exfoliator

Laura Mercier Face Polish
This is a creamy scrub that cleanses and exfoliates, removing dead skin cells to leave skin smooth and even-toned. It has purifying microbeads that remove dead skin cells and emollients that soften the skin.

 

Serum

The moisturizer is often the first product that comes to mind when we want our skin to be soft and supple. But the serum helps the skin absorb the moisturizer more effectively, so it’s best to incorporate this into your skincare regimen.

Clarins White Plus Tri-Intensive Brightening Serum
This serum is specially formulated for Asian women’s skin. It brightens skin and helps it become more spotless.

 

Moisturizer

Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer
Super-charged with antioxidants from Marribium Plant Stem Cells, this moisturizer has a breakthrough formula. It neutralizes pollutants, strengthens your skin’s barrier while you sleep, and brightens and evens your skin tone.

 

2.) Start with a spotless base.

Tinted Moisturizer

A full-coverage foundation isn’t necessary for this look. “The most radiant, beautiful skin has a subtle sheen, so stay away from anything matte, full coverage, or heavy,” says makeup artist Kate Lee in an interview with Allure Magazine.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF30
This oil-free formula provides a translucent veil of color and sun protection while helping to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots in just four weeks.

That’s why it’s such a fitting product for the glowing makeup look that you’re aiming for. It protects and moisturizes your skin, and gives you a dewy finish!

 

3.) The fun part: glow up with highlights and gloss!

Now that you’ve prepared your skin and now have a flawless base, the next step is the fun part: highlighting!

Highlighter

Add a highlight on the high points of your face. This includes your brow bones, your cupid’s bow, your cheekbones, and the bridge of your nose. You can also add a bit of highlight around your tear duct area to fake wide-awake eyes.

Benefit Watt’s Up
This soft focus highlighter is a delicate champagne glow and a cream-to-powder finish. Like most champagne-colored highlighters, it’s suitable for all skin tones. You’ll end up loving the luminous sheen. It also comes with an applicator, but you can use your own fingers to blend the product. It’s buildable, versatile, and very easy to use!

 

Gloss for Lips and Lids

You can use lip gloss both for your lips and lids. It’s a lifehack shared by celebrity makeup artist Beau Nelson. He’s the trusted makeup artist of Nicole Richie, Kristen Stewart, Christina Hendricks, Nina Dobrev, and more! If it’s good enough for these Hollywood celebrities, then it’s good enough for us, too!

Byrdie.com wrote, “The key is to use one that stays in place—nothing too liquidy.”

Mac Tinted Lipglass
This is Beau Nelson’s pick for glossy lids and lips. It’s a gloss that has a wide color range. It can create a glass-like finish or a subtle sheen.

Perricone MD No Lipgloss Lipgloss
This is an anti-aging lip serum designed to restore the color and shine of youthful lips. Formulated with Neuropeptides, Tocotrienols, and non-chemical, mineral-based SPF15, this lightweight treatment helps to soften, plump, and hydrate lips while protecting from UV exposure.

It also feels light and delicate, which is why it can pass off as gloss for your lid, too!

 

We hope all these practical tips and help you come up with your own radiant makeup look! Have fun experimenting with different looks, and see which one works best for you.

All the products mentioned in this post are available in Rustan’s The Beauty Source. To be updated on these products and the latest promos, products, and events from Rustan’s, you can follow @rustansthebeautysource on Facebook and Instagram.

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