Radiant, Glowy Skin in 5 Easy Steps

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There is nothing sexier than a gorgeous glowing skin in my opinion and when spring is in the air before the soaring temperatures of the summer, why not take advantage of the fresh weather by showing some extra skin, before we will be unwillingly sweaty.. I mean glowy (in Malta any way)

No 1.
MOISTURIZE
Ok, so drinking your 2 liters of water everyday is a must but when we want to fake it, a good intense moisturiser is a great starting point to get your skin nice and supple. At the moment I’m
Loving the body shops body butter in Almond Milk & Honey … the scent is gorgeous!

No 2.
STROBE
Now I Iike to use one of my all times faves by MAC – Strobe Cream… the clue is in the name.
I use this on any exposed areas including my face. Don’t forget your feet.. trust me.
This all round moisturizer is a fantastic hydrater and adds a beautiful highlighted effect to the skin and works a dream under and over makeup.

No. 3
FOUNDATION
My top one is MAC face & body and I can’t be without it or I panic.. be it for my own personal use or in my kit.
Bottom line – it looks like real skin, it will just even out your complexion and give you a gorgeous radiance on your face and body. It also photographs beautifully if you’re off to an event or are fond of a selfie.
Oily skin types might want to slightly powder this foundation but only where needed as otherwise you’ll defeat the purpose.
A nice alternative that I’m a fan of, is the rimmel wake me up foundation.

Step 4.
HIGHLIGHTER
Applying highlighter to the high points of your face and body such as: cheekbones,
Collarbone, Cupids bow, shoulders and shins will give you instant glow. depending on the impact you desire, there are an abundance of different types for the result you prefer for example cream based for a a more subtle hint or a highly pigmented powder for blinding shine.
My preference is a cream and I love MAC CCB in shell with a light dusting of Double Gleam extra dimension highlighter over, also by MAC

Step 5.
FINISHING TOUCHES
You should be looking like a glowing goddess by now and all thats left to do is finish your makeup how you love to.
When I’m feeling the glow, I like to keep my look simple and natural.
For a finishing touch spray the Avène hydrating water for an extra boost of hydration and glistening effect.

Kim x

Kim Kiernan

Kim Kiernan

Makeup Artist & Beauty Columnist

Kim provides professional makeup services in Malta for any occasion, working in all areas of makeup including Bridal, photographic, television, film and special effects as well as teaching makeup lessons one to one and to groups. With over 10 years experience, Kim has worked with the biggest and most sought after brands in the industry, internationally with MAC, Smashbox and Estee Lauder in Dublin and Toronto and most recently, heading the MAC Cosmetics brand in it's launch in Malta.