One of the biggest trends we’ve already been noticing for fall (on the runway and beyond) is a nude complexion with a dewy glow. But how are models and celebs getting this no fuss look, and still hiding blemishes, dark circles and imperfections?
In a way, it goes back to your mom’s junior high advice of “less is more” or “the trick to wearing makeup is to look like you’re not wearing any.” Aka, enhance and celebrate your natural beauty (easier said than done, right!?)
The trick is this: Hide imperfections without caking on layers of foundation and use a shimmer to accentuate your features. I figured out how to do just this in a few easy steps using my Color Me device. So here it goes, my step by step guide on how to achieve the look of a naturally glowing complexion.
You can do this, too! Let us know how it goes on Facebook and Instagram using #ColorMeGirl.
- Erika, Color Me Staffer
Let's start with the standard before and after shots, so you can really watch me glow! ;)
First, I applied a light moisturizer to a clean face to prep my skin for foundation. I followed with my liquid foundation using the Color Me sponge specifically for liquids. My favorite liquid foundation is Remede’s Translucent UV Coat in shade 2, but feel free to go with the brand and shade that work best for you.
Tip: Season your sponge before use. AKA, cover a fresh sponge with a coat of foundation. This way it is already fully absorbed and won’t suck up too much of your product with each use. :)
Using my Color Me device, I dabbed a dot to my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin and then using the pulsating motion, I BLENDED evenly paying special attention to jawline, under eye area, lip lines and hairline!
Next, I applied a powder matte finish over my liquid foundation using the Color Me powder sponge. (Never confuse shine with glow!) I LOVE Color Me for loose powder. It is so much neater than standard brushes. You just turn it on and press into powder (it helps to put a smaller amount into the powder lid and apply it to your sponge there.) I like to use Fresh Finish Hydrating Liquid Powder by Josie Maran.
Tip: It’s important to use the right sponge for the job. The powder sponge is a bit softer, pillowy and fluffy, while the liquid sponge is flat and firm.
Using the same technique from step 1 (forehead, cheeks, nose, chin) I evenly applied my powder, paying special attention to oil prone zones like forehead and chin.
Now for the glow! To finish off this look. I used a highlighter blush to give my skin a bit of a dewy look. I used a luminizer from The Balm (Mary - Lou Manizer!)
Tip: Use powder highlighter on powder foundation. Use liquid highlighter on liquid or cream foundation.
With Color Me, I swept the highlighter over my cheek bones in an outward motion. I also added a bit down the center of my nose.
Voila! I managed to hide blemishes and discoloration but still look like I am naturally glowy! Color Me makes it easy. If I can do it, you can do it!