For last week's Sunday skincare post, I shared with you the product I use to get glowing skin - starting with the foundation of it all (catch up here if you missed it). Today I'm moving on to talk about makeup that will give you that radiant look.

- PREP -

This is the step that links your skincare routine to your makeup routine so it's definitely important to make sure you use a glowing primer if you want to get that look.

For some added hydration and to give my skin some subtle luminosity; I love to use the MAC Strobe Cream in Goldlite | £25. This is a hydrating primer / moisturiser with a very subtle gold shift to it. It's gorgeous with a light base because it gives you that glow without being overly 'tin man'! It's just a very naturally radiant look, which is what I love about this.

I also really like my Becca Backlight Priming Filter | £32. This is more something I use with a full coverage foundation ahead of an evening out; especially with matte bases when I just want to dial them down a little and inject some radiance back into my skin. This has a pearly-luminous finish and is perfectly named because it gives a beautiful background glow.

- BASE -

I love the look of a dewy base but my challenge is finding one that is going to last on my skin and won't make me look greasy! There are also ways of adding some freshness to steps in your routine that may usually take away some of that glow.

As a light base I really enjoy two products: the Estée Lauder Double Wear Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup* (4W1) | £30 | and the Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser (St Moritz) | £31. I love both of these products for a radiant finish. The Estee Lauder definitely gives a bit more coverage - I'd say it's more towards a 'medium' level - so if you like a proper foundation I definitely recommend it. It's long-wearing and gives a healthy glow to the skin without looking overly shiny. The Nars Tinted Moisturiser is what I wear almost every day; it has light coverage but gives the skin this naturally perfected, radiant finish. It's like 'your skin but better' in a bottle! This is an oil-free formula, so it gives my skin that glow without getting shiny and rubbing off throughout the day.

To conceal - it has to be the Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Concealer | £24 | for a radiant under-eye look. This is a lightweight but high-coverage, radiant, blend-able concealer. It's great for a fresh, glowing makeup look to cover those dark circles. Definitely set this one if you find your concealer tends to crease, as this one can do!

I have two products to set my base with here. First is the Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder* | £42. This is a great powder for those who have dry skin and don't want a cakey, powdery look but do want to keep their makeup in place. The powder is so finely-milled and it has a gorgeous blurring effect. It will take away surface shine but keep your skin looking radiant. To finish off the base I use the Laura Geller Spackle Mist Restore with Coconut Water* | £25. This is so hydrating and just melts your makeup into your skin, giving it a seamless, radiant look.


It wouldn't be a glowing makeup post without highlighter! I have liquid for a super-dewy look and the closest you can get to a wet-look highlight in powder form.

For liquid, I really love the luminosity of the Laura Geller Dewdreamer Illuminating Drops in Gilded Honey* | £21. These drops aren't thick or gloopy so mix beautifully with my base. They can also be used as a primer or on top of makeup for an incredibly intense highlight. Gilded Honey is a gorgeous warm light gold.

My favourite powder highlighters are from Becca. My personal favourite for this kind of look is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Gradient Glow | £32 (discontinued). This particular shade is sadly no longer available but they have so many shades in their range for every skin tone. The formula is smooth, creamy, glitter free and gives an intense dewy glow. I love this warm rosy amber colour too.


Finally, I also have some colour products to finish off the dewy look!

I absolutely love a baked blusher formula and for a luminous look there could only be one product to make it into this post... the Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso | £10. This is a subtle blusher with gorgeous glow-y finish that's peachy in colour. It doesn't have a single fleck of glitter and it's impossible to go overboard with this colour; it just blends so smoothly and evenly! I really like a tinted lip balm as opposed to a gloss for a sheer lip look - my favourites are from Fresh and here I have the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Petal | £19.50. It's so nourishing and hydrating - plus this formula is way more opaque than you'd think! This is a warm pinky-nude colour.

I also enjoy a glossy lid look. The first product I have for this is the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Copper | £24. This is really nice and opaque, as well as being long-wearing, though you can sheer it out too. It has a metallic finish and is a gorgeous warm, light gold colour. The Stila Magnificent Metals Shimmer & Glow Liquid Shadow in Jezebel | £24 | is also gorgeous! This has a lovely metallic sheen to it and is a pretty rose gold colour. You really don't need much product to get a beautiful look with this; I often dab it on with my fingers. It doesn't crease and stays in place all day on me too.

How do you create a glowing makeup look?

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