Everyone looks better in candlelight, but until we replace all the fluorescent lights with votives, we need an easy way to create an effortless, gorgeous glow that will last us throughout the year. Enter Season’s hot, new makeup look: a bouquet of gleaming satin-finish shades that give you a soft radiance. The quality of your shimmery makeup actually diminishes the appearance of fine lines. Plus, the new formulas and colors are so sheer you can use them all over your face- eyes, cheekbones, and lips- simultaneously without it looking as if your features are competing for attention.
Prep lids first. Before applying shadow tap a small dab of foundation or eye shadow primer- try Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion- from lash lines to creases. This helps color last longer and prevents cream shadows from creasing by absorbing your skin’s natural oils.
Pick one color family. You want an all over, soft, velvety finish with a gradation of color, not contrasting shades. Working with liquid or cream shadows apply a light shade as a base from lash lines almost to brows, then blend a slightly darker hue along creases and- if you want extra definition- an even darker color along lash line.
Go Natural. The good: a subtle, graduated flush of color across your cheeks. Smile, then apply a peachy-pink blush. Blend in a circular motion until the color diffuses, leaving behind a natural glow.
Pick the perfect formula. For glistening lips, choose a sheer lipstick or creamy lip crayon. Steer clear of goopy glosses, too much shine detracts from the sheen on the eyes and cheeks, and avoid formulas with visible flecks of glitter.
Easy recap: for an effortlessly gorgeous look, play up eyes with a wash of gold or copper- shades that enhance all eye colors; you can even reach out for your bronzer and apply it in the crease. Peach cheeks and soft lips complete the look. To make it even easier I have created a visual step-by-step tutorial for you, so sit back, enjoy and apply!