If Instagram is anything to go by, the A-list would have us think that their luminous complexions are solely the results of green smoothies and daily meditation. But, we know the truth – it’s an arsenal of trusty radiance-boosting products. Here are our tips for faking that celeb glow when you’re sleep-deprived, stressed-out, or your skin’s just not playing ball…
A great bronzer is your ticket to healthy, fresh skin – whatever your complexion. If you’re not sure which shade is right for you then you’ll love Lumene’s Invisible Illumination Watercolour Bronzer. The water-based formula adds dewiness to every complexion. Apply a few drops to your hands and press straight onto your skin, or mix with your moisturiser if you prefer a more subtle sun-kissed look. Expert application tip: for a natural look, apply bronzer where the sun naturally hits your face.
A highlighter doesn’t add color or alter your skin tone, but it does make your complexion beam. We love mixing a little liquid highlighter like the Lumene Invisible Illumination Instant Illuminizer in with foundation for a dewy look that lasts all day. Another great tip is to press it onto your brow bone and above your cheekbones to refresh your make-up throughout the day or to achieve a little more glow.
A good blusher is the make-up equivalent of a little black dress – all you have to do is put it on and you’re ready to go! Water-based formulas aren’t the first thing we usually reach for but the Lumene Invisible Illumination Watercolour Blush has a beautifully weightless texture that meshes with your skin for that lit-from-within glow. Blend it into the apples of your cheeks using a damp make-up sponge for the most natural finish.
When we want to achieve a glowing finish to our make-up, we often reach for a dewy foundation to do the trick. But what if instead it was as simple as the skincare we used beforehand to guarantee a hydrated and beautifully glowing base? Lumene’s Valo Glow Boost Essence contains glow-boosting Vitamin C and moisturising hyaluronic acid to transform fatigued skin into a red carpet-ready complexion. It makes a great base for the rest of your make-up or lends a glowing finish to skin on make-up free days.
You can do all the work you want to achieve glowing skin but, if your eyes look tired then it’s an instant giveaway that you’re feeling less than your best. The Lumene Ladhe Purity Dew Drops Hydrating Eye Gel banishes bags, dark circles and puffiness thanks to a bend of pure Arctic spring water and pro vitamin B5. It’s the secret to a brighter complexion in one easy step!
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