Get dewy skin with tips from BellaSugar!
One easy switch to make for spring is trading your matte makeup for traditionally higher-on-shine alternatives. But don’t head right to the store to stock up on new cosmetics—you can get a dewy complexion using products you already own. Here’s how to gloss up your seasonal palette.
__For eyes:__If you’re looking to wear something other than shimmery eye makeup this season, add a bit of texture with a glossy product. Celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles, who has worked with Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, and Jessica Chastain, recommends using a touch of balm or moisturizer on the upper lids as an alternative to a matte finish. Focus the product above the crease for a subtle shine, so that it doesn’t migrate downward. You can also add a little water to your powder shadow for a more vibrant color and a wet appearance.
For lips: Did you know you can make any lip liner into a lipstick? Just apply a dime-size amount of your favorite liner to your hand, use a lip brush to mix in Rosebud Salve for a creamy consistency, and apply to lips for a sheer finish. If you desire something bolder, try drawing the liner directly on the entire lip and topping it off with balm.
__For face:__Cream blush is the natural swap for the warmer months, but Stiles explains that cream is actually a bad choice for women with oily skin, no matter the season, because it makes covering blemishes more difficult and is more apt to disappear by the end of the day. Instead, forgo blush and use a radiance-enhancing highlighter, like M.A.C. Prep + Prime, on the cheekbones. Just keep the application light-handed, unless you’re going for a disco-ball effect.
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