Wednesday, 18 May 2016

My Top 5 Tips To Achieving The J-Lo Glow

It's no surprise to my regular readers that I'm partial to a bit of glow. I love to layer on products until I look almost sweaty. The dewy-er the better in my opinion. This isn't always easy to achieve as sometimes skin can be dull, dehydrated and even clogged, all making it hard to get your glow on. 
Today I'm sharing with you some of my go-to tips and products for when I need to get my radiance back. I hope this post helps some of you, especially if you're turning from the 'matte' look and embracing the dewy vibe. This sounds a bit like Star Wars... moving on.





Hydration
I won't dwell on this part too much because you all know what I'm going to say, but the first and most important step is to drink more water. This is the quickest way to get the skin looking plump and perky. Aim, emphasis on the aim for 2 litres a day. If it's hard for you to drink plain water, add some fruit to make it funky. 

Skincare
There's three steps in skincare that really make a difference in the appearance of my skin. Exfoliation removes the excess dirt and dead skin which gives you that grey alien look. A good option for physical exfoliation is the Oskia Micro Exfoliating Balm or if you want a chemical exfoliant, the Pixi Glow Tonic is fab for newbies.   
Then a good face mask to really draw out impurities and refine the skin. I like to use the Supderdrug Dead Sea Mud Mask or the Estee Lauder NightWear Plus 3 Minute Detox Mask
The last step is to of course moisturise! You can use whatever works for your skin i.e a cream, gel, oil. I love to use oils for intense nourishment. My favourite is the Pixi Rose Oil Blend

Enhancers
When I say enhancers, I mean things like primers and hydrating sprays. My primer of choice for adding glow and a subtle sheen is the Chanel Le Blanc De Chanel. It's a bit pricey but a little goes a long way and it really gives that ethereal effect. Sometimes I use the L'Oreal Magique Lumi Primer or Rosie for Autograph Amazing Radiance Cream which are great cheaper alternatives. If you need a quick hydrating boost, then a spritz of the Pixi Glow Mist or Hydrating Milky Mist is great for that.

Base
I like to use a dewy finish foundation to keep the glow going through the day. The L'Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation is my new obsession and as well as being my new favourite, it's also the best affordable option. My high end go-to has to be the Giorgio Armania Luminous Silk Foundation, such a classic.  

Extras
To top it all off I apply some peachy blush to my cheeks and some highlighter on my cheekbones, cupids bow, nose bridge and inner corners of my eyes. For a subtle sheen I use MAC'S Cream Colour Base in Pearl. When I want to blind people I use theBalm Mary Lou Manizer. An extra little tip is to apply a sheer lip balm with a bit of shine to hide any dryness and make the lips appear a bit fuller. The Kiko Kiss Balm's are amazing for this! 

If you have any tips and tricks to looking like a disco ball then please let me know! Thanks so much for reading!

Maiya
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  2. Loved this post Maiya. I have been reading a lot about Rosie for Autograph Radiance cream..will definitely pick this up. I love Mary lou manizer. I agree about skincare for achieving that glow and pixi glow tonic is amazing x

    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

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    1. I think you would love it! It's more subtle than Fix+. If you want glow, you gotta start with skincare!
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