If you feel a close bond to fireflies, or have dreams of being a beacon of light in the night, like a faithful lighthouse guiding boats to safety…. Well we have just what you’ve been looking for! If you’ve seen the dark and glowy looks on social media that have more glow than a desert sky, we’re gonna give you a quick rundown on how to achieve the glow!
Start your skin with your regular foundation, highlight, and contour routine, and be sure to incorporate a setting powder to get a nice, matte finish. For the eyes– do what feels right! A medium, natural, crease is a good place to start, tho.
Directions to Glow Town:
Now that your base is in place, time to get your glow on! You’re gonna need some powerful highlight. We’re gonna use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit (this highlight should come with a disclaimer message). You also want a liquid/cream highlight OR some setting spray to get intense pigmentation.
Start with a liquid highlight and basically just bathe in that. Put this on your cheekbones, your nose, eyelid, inner corners, cupid’s bow, forehead (if you want) and anywhere else you want to glow! (décolletage, hands, between your toes..) After you get this base down, grab your Glow Kit (or whatever magical fairy dust you choose to use!) and start slapping it in the same spots (try using a variety of colors for a fun effect!). Using a fluffy eyeshadow blending brush on your cheekbones/nose/forehead/chin will give you a nice shimmer intensity. Use a smaller flat or pencil brush to get the finite details on your eyes and mouth. (If you chose to go with the setting spray over the liquid highlight base, then squirt a few sprays on your brush before picking up your powder shimmer!)
So if things are going well, then you’re basically gonna look like a shiny disco ball by now. In order to really get the effect, turn the lights out and grab a pointed light source. If you’re using a digital camera, turn your flash setting all the way low and use that! Or if you’re on a cellphone, you wanna find an external light (ring light, flashlight, lamp, computer monitor screen– whatever you got, make it work!) but nothing too bright! This may take a little trial and error 🙂
Jessica Seifert is a makeup enthusiast with winged liner sharp enough to slay her enemies. She spends her free time turning people into beautiful monsters & zombies. Learning about new makeup techniques and skincare is her passion! View all the posts by LiveGlam