2 years ago we were all searching for the most matte foundations and powders we could get our hands on, trying to prove that our skin produces ZERO oil. However, just as the weather changes with the seasons, so do our trends! You may have noticed recently that every magazine, top modeling agency, and self proclaimed insta model accounts show girls with skin that shines like no other! So now we look at these gorgeous women and wonder, “How can I make my skin glow just the same as the top models?” Wonder no more! As we have comprised the exclusive, never before seen list that all glowing models use to keep their shine bright!
One HUGE thing in our industry that not everyone knows about is illuminators! Some of you may not even know what this wonderful product is or does. The first thing you must understand is illuminators are NOTHING like highlighters. While highlighters help emphasize certain areas on top of your foundation, powder, and other beauty products; illuminators cover your WHOLE face for an undeniable, full-faced glow. If your entire face isn’t as radiant as you would like for it to be, or maybe your foundation is a little too matte for your liking and you want a beautiful, dewy look, this is your new go-to makeup product! A dime size amount of any one of the grade-A illuminators we have hand selected for you will take your skin from DULL to FULL! Now that you know what they are, you may be wondering how to apply these skin-saving products!
Illuminators can be applied in several different ways, however the way we found most effective was after primer but before foundation. After applying your best primer, grab your favorite liquid illuminator that closely matches your skin color and apply 3 small dots on each of your “highlight areas,” (Cheekbones, bridge of the nose, above and below eyebrows, above the lip, and tip of the nose.) Using a wet beauty blender, slowly blend evenly into your skin. After it is completely blended, you can apply your foundation and the rest of your makeup as you usually do. This will give you an all over highlight that will shine through your foundation and give you the most beautiful sun-kissed look you could ever ask for!
While retinol isn’t known to necessarily bring out your glow, it has many wonderful benefits that will smooth your face and make it appear youthful and lively. First you need to understand what retinol actually does. It diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as helping to even out your skin tone, promote firmness and smooth out your skin. Our absolute favorite retinol moisturizer that not only adds this wonderful product to your skin but also adds moisture to create a beautiful, radiant glow is Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Face Moisturizer. We love this product because it also has our 4th product, hyaluronic acid, added as one of the main active ingredients. Not only that, but it smells absolutely amazing! This moisture-binding formula instantly plumps and lifts surface cells to create the nicest glowing face you could imagine!
Specific face wash
It’s super important to remember that the way you take your makeup off matters just as much as how you put it on. The products you use on your face will greatly determine how easy it is to make your face glow the way it is meant to. Using the right combination of skin care products means you shouldn’t have to worry as much about packing on the highlighters, as you will have a sun kissed look with or without makeup.
With that in mind, you must use the correct face wash in the morning and at night to improve your skin itself. We tirelessly searched for the best products for you to improve your glow. Here are the amazing face washes we finally found that will change your life forever!\
L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Facial Milky Foam- This product will show you amazing, glowing results after the first use. Only a dime sized amount will create an even, foamy lather for your whole face. Not only does it work wonderfully to rid your face of dirt and oils to create a radiant, rosy glow, it also smells amazing! This product is only about $15 at most advanced cosmetics stores, or even easier to order off Amazon and get it next day! We love this product and so will you. Use it every morning before applying makeup and you will see amazing results!
Olay Clearly Clean Oil Reducing Cleansing Cloths- It’s the middle of the day and you just got home from work, or finished a workout and you MUST clean off your face before touching up your makeup and heading out for the night. The best, easiest to use product is a cleansing face wipe, and Olay is the brand that carries the best bang for your buck! Not only is this product great, but just the act of cleansing your face midway through the day will help to illuminate your skin for the rest of the night as well as clear out all the built up dirt and oil for a long term radiance. The best thing about these wipes in particular is that they get all the gross stuff out of your pores without drying out your skin. Most other products that help to clear the skin will also dry it out, however not this one! That is why we chose these face wipes to boost your glow as well as clear your skin!
2-Part Night Wash
The first thing you must do at night is remove all your makeup. Now, get ready to throw everything you’ve learned about taking off makeup in the trash and replace it with a new routine! Any other night you reach for your make-up removing wet wipes and quickly wipe down your face before splashing any old bar of soap and heading to bed. NOT ANYMORE! Throw those wipes in the trash and pick up our favorite makeup remover- Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water. This is our go-to remover as it is one of the only products we found that has no oil in it, and doesn’t dry out your face! Spread a good amount evenly on a washcloth and rub it over your whole face. The wash cloth makes sure to clean the foundation out of all your pores so your face wash doesn’t have to work as hard! This guarantees you won’t have any build up when you go to reapply tomorrow morning’s makeup! It is very important you use a washcloth to put this product on, AND to rinse off as the dirt and oils from your hands cause bad breakouts even on the clearest of skin.
Now, it’s time to actually wash your face. If your skin does look dull and lifeless, there’s a chance it’s due to your top layer of skin being incorrectly exfoliated, leading to the build up of dead skin. To beat the dullness and bring back your fresh, glowing face, we have 2 exclusive products that should be used together every night to boost your model radiance through your own cellular regeneration.
1. The most important thing to use to really rid yourself of pore-clogging build up is a spinning facial brush. We love the ProX by Olay. However, any rotating facial cleansing brush will do. These brushes help to penetrate the skin, remove dirt and oil build up, and add the glow you need to have constant radiant skin. Pair this brush with the cleanser we are about to give you and you will shine brighter than you ever thought possible!
2. Korres Wild Rose Daily Brightening & Refinishing Buff Cleanser- This is our absolute favorite night time cleanser that will help your skin repair itself while you sleep. With Wild Rose Oil, Rice Grain, Cherry Stone, and Sugar Extracts, this product contains every ingredient we suggest to deep clean, exfoliate, and boost skin regeneration throughout the night. You can get this product at Sephora RIGHT NOW for only $28! Who wouldn’t pay that for gorgeous, glowing skin?!
For our final product, we are letting you in on our exclusive secret product! Hyaluronic Acid has so many wonderful benefits that not only promotes glowing skin but also reverses the effects of aging, adds hydration, and firms your skin. On top of all these wonderful things, it also fortifies the skin’s natural barriers to help lock moisture in for an even more dramatic hydrating effect. Over time, this can help slow down the the deterioration of the lipid barrier and help protect the skin from outside toxins. It also works to create a smoother all-over texture for any area it is applied to and stimulates skin cell regeneration! This is our literal miracle product and clearly has SO many great benefits. Our favorite brand that contains this ingredient is Olay Age Defying ADVANCED Gel Cream Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid. This is our go-to brand because it’s formulated specifically to deliver 24 hours of deep hydration to tight, dry skin, and reveal a more youthful-looking complexion. It is a lightweight face gel cream that works to absorb quickly, instantly renewing skin’s moisture and improving skin dullness without clogging pores, revealing skin that feels silky, smooth and nourished with hydration. If one thing’s for sure, it’s that you MUST add this product to your daily routine.
If you follow every instruction we gave you in this article, or even just implement one of them into your daily life, we guarantee you will have the most perfect, glowing skin any woman can have in the modeling industry.