I started my makeup with the Becca Skin Love Glow Essence Serum, $72.
After massaging a few drops into my skin, I looked dewy, but it wasn’t as much as I liked.
Next, I applied the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear foundation, $68.
My skin looked healthy and naturally glowing, which is a look I would go for on weekends or if I was running errands. Not hating it at all.
Then I started on my highlighter(s). I applied a cream highlighter—the It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Luminizing Creme Stick, $42. Using a brush I blended it onto the high points of my face.
The great thing about cream highlighters is that they give you glowing skin without looking OTT. This works great for people who are slightly intimidated by glowing skin or don’t want to have “Instagram highlighter”.
However, if like me, you really like to glow, you can layer a powder highlighter over the cream highlighter. But first, you will want to lightly dust on some setting powder so your powder highlighter doesn’t go on patchy. Naturally, I reached out for the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow, $70.
A light dusting of the powder, which is infused with pearl pigments, helped set my makeup while adding a subtle all over glow.
For the powder highlighter, I went with Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit – Sun Dipped in the shade Summer.
If used on its own, it would have probably given me a subtle highlight, but when layered over the cream highlighter, it really popped.
Finally, I finished the whole look with the Dewy Finish Setting Spray, $45. Anything else would have made my skin look matte.
When using a dewy setting spray, you have to be careful to only spritz two to three times. Any more, and you risk looking shiny.
As you can see from the before and after pic, my skin was glowing and looked radiant without looking shiny. There is a very fine line between glowing skin and greasy skin in Singapore and I set out to prove that if you used the right products, you could indeed get your glow on without looking sweaty or greasy. The key is to layer products of different textures and intensities to get the level of glow you’re looking for. It’s best to use products that would normally give you a subtle glow, but layered in the right order, come together to give you a glow that’s on point. Layering on products also gives you the freedom to stop at any point you think things are getting a bit OTT for your liking or even add in a more potent highlighter to really get your glow on.