How to Get a Soft Natural Glow

Summer is here and we all want healthy glowing skin. There are so many different techniques and plenty products for strobing, illuminating and hightlighting on the market. Here is my way of doing it. :)

Model: OLIVIA - Novelmodels Elite Photographer: Adrenus Craton Retouching: Alina Spatariu Hair&Makeup: Nadia Al Zayat Location: London HOUSE Studio

Model: OLIVIA - Novelmodels Elite Photographer: Adrenus Craton Retouching: Alina Spatariu Hair&Makeup: Nadia Al Zayat Location: London HOUSE Studio

Olivia has amazing skin, but it's a bit dry (or it was only at the day of the photoshoot). That's why I had to exfoliate and moisturise the skin first. I always prefer to spend extra time to prepare the dry skin, because otherwise the foundation will look very freaky and uneven. You can use any moisturiser, in this case I used Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream. Usually the dry skin doesn't have radiance, that's why I like to mix the moisturiser with liquid illimunator and apply them both all over the face. Lately I love Wonder Glow by Charlotte Tilbury, but every brand has a illuminator and there are few very good. You can try the one from Nars or L'Oreal Lumi Magique Primer

Don't rush to apply the foundation straight away. Give some time for the moisturiser to soak into the skin. In this time you can do your eye makeup for example. ;) 
After applying the foundation I like to set the complexion with loose powder and only after that I applied the illuminator on the cheek bones, on the chin, on the bridge of the nose, on the upper lip (just on the lip line) and I finished the eye makeup by adding a bit at the inner covers of the eyes and under the eyebrows. The one that I used for this look is the Diorskin Nude Air Glowing Gardens. I am planning to review this product in a separate post, because I absolutely love it! Other good highlighters that you might like: Watt's Up by Benefit (it's a creamy highlighter), Anastasia Beverly Hills' Illuminators or The Balm's Highlighters