As a beauty editor, I am always on the hunt for new looks and trends that help us all to look and feel our best. The latest craze in makeup is achieving that Insta-worthy glamour look – and I have some hacks to get you there! Whether you like a classic smoky eye or just an everyday pop of shimmer, these ten easy-to-follow hacks will help you get that glamour makeup look your followers will love. From prepping your skin with the perfect primer to applying highlighter in just the right places, I’m here to provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to create a showstopping look.
Start with a good skincare routine
You can never go wrong with having great skin. Spend time cleansing, toning, and moisturizing to have a beautiful base. Doing this will help your makeup go on smoothly and last longer.
The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser
Naked Papaya Gentle Enzyme Milky Cleanser
Protect + Plump Firming & Hydrating Face Moisturizer
Regular exfoliation is a must
Skin can become dull and lifeless from dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface. Incorporate a regular exfoliation routine into your skincare regimen to help remove these dulling layers and reveal glowing skin.
Yerba Mate Resurfacing
Youth To The People
Turmeric BHA Pore & Brightening
Prism AHA + BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial
Whipped Exfoliating Mask
Don’t forget the sunscreen
Make sure to lock in all that glow with SPF protection. Lather on a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher each morning – even when it’s cloudy! This will shield you from ultraviolet (UV) rays that cause premature aging and skin damage, like wrinkles, age spots, and dark spots. If you’re going to be exposed to long periods of sunlight throughout the day, re-apply every two hours.
Jumbo Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 Limited Edition
Clear Sunscreen Stick SPF 50+
Prime your face
Primer will help smooth out any imperfections or unevenness in your skin and make sure that the makeup you put on stays on for longer. Start with a lightweight primer that’s filled with skin-loving ingredients and can help keep your skin hydrated while also keeping your makeup in place. Make sure you blend the product evenly across your face, so it looks like a second layer of skin. Applying primer prior to makeup is an essential step to achieve airbrushed flawless skin!
Plump & Prime Face Plumping Primer Serum
Secure Skin Gripping Serum Primer
Whether it’s foundation or concealer, use it to even out your skin tone and cover any blemishes or dark spots. Start by dotting your face with the product and then blend it outwards with a brush or sponge. Make sure you tap the product into your skin to get rid of any lines or streaks. For a more natural look, use only as much as needed to cover up problem areas instead of layering on thick amounts.
Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 Sunscreen
Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40
Radiant Creamy Concealer
Mini Revealer Concealer
Use a contour product to add definition and shape to your face. Just don’t overdo it! Start by applying a thin layer of the product just below your cheekbones, down the sides of your nose, and along your jawline. Use a brush to blend it outwards so that it looks natural. You can even use a creamy contouring product on your eyes to give them a subtle, defined look.
Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer Sticks
Formulated without acne-triggering ingredients
Matte Cream Bronzer Stick
Use highlighter to bring out the best features of your face and accentuate them. Start by dotting the product onto the tops of your cheekbones, center of your nose, brow bone, and cupid’s bow. Then, use a brush to blend the product outwards for an all-over glow. If you want more drama, add highlight to the inner corners of your eyes and the center of your forehead for an extra pop!
Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight
VANISH™ FLASH HIGHLIGHTING STICK
Beauty Highlighter Wand
Day Glow Dewy Highlighting Balm
Body Sauce Body Luminizing Tint
Diffusing Round Highlighter Brush
Add Color on Your Cheeks
A hint of color on your cheeks goes a long way in freshening up your look. Use a cream blush for a natural flush, or opt for powder blush if you’re looking for more color and staying power. Start by applying the product to the apples of your cheeks and blend outwards towards the ear. You can also apply some along the bridge of your nose for an extra pop of color.
Cosmo Power™ Multi-Dimensional Strobing Blush
Diffusing Dome Blush Brush™
Juice Up Your Lips
Get your pout looking lush and full with a swipe of lip color. Use a lip liner to outline your lips first, then fill them in with lipstick or gloss. If you’re going for an everyday look, opt for more neutral shades like pink or brown. But if you want some drama, choose bolder colors like red or purple!
LIP BRUSH #150
Luxe Lipstick – Grace
Fill in Your Brows
Filling in your brows with a pencil or powder will help frame your face and make them look fuller. Start by brushing your brows up with a spoolie brush and then use a pencil or powder to fill in your arches. Use small strokes to mimic your natural hair and blend it outwards for a more natural look. Finish off the look with some brow gel to keep them in place all day long!
Perfect Brow Pencil – Blonde
Anastasia Beverly HillS
Brow Powder Duo – Medium Brown
Anastasia Beverly HillS
Add Drama with Eyeshadow
Use a matte eyeshadow for a natural look or add some shimmery shades to create more drama. Start by applying the lightest shade all over your lid and then use a darker eyeshadow to define your creases. You can also use a metallic shade on the center of your lids for even more glitz.
Maneater After Dark Eyeshadow Palette
Line Your Eyes
Enhance your eyes by lining them with eyeliner and curling your lashes with an eyelash curler before applying mascara. Start by drawing a thin line along your upper lid and slightly wing it out at the end. Finish off the look with a few coats of mascara to make your lashes look longer and fuller.
Liquid Lash Volumizer™ Mascara
Add the Finishing Touches
Once you’ve done all of the above, add a setting spray to make sure your look lasts. This will also help set the makeup and give you a dewy finish. Finally, don’t forget to touch up your makeup throughout the day as needed! Keep some blotting sheets in your purse for quick fixes.