Are you still patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for your ‘glow up’ that you have been seeing everyone post on the likes of Instagram and TikTok? Well, why are you waiting for it to happen by itself when you can make it happen yourself through the power of skincare and makeup?
Although naturally growing up and maturing are factors in a ‘glow up’, you can also achieve this via the elegant application of makeup. Knowing how and where to apply makeup is important in mastering the art of makeup application and feeling confident.
Let’s get right into how to achieve a glow up with makeup!
Elevate Your Skincare
First and foremost, it is essential that you have an appropriate skincare routine in order to maximise your makeup application. Good skincare ensures that your skin is prepared well for makeup to be applied on it.
The skincare products that you use may depend on your skin type and skin concerns, so it is always a good idea to research what ingredients and type of products are best for your skin.
For oily skin that is acne-prone, you’ll want to look for products with salicylic acid, meanwhile beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) and mattifying products are good for oily skin in general. For those with dry skin, hydrating and moisturising ingredients are a must including honey and hyaluronic acid.
Skincare is not a one size fits all solution, meaning that you may have to go through a trial and error approach before you find the products that work best for you.
Finding Your Makeup Style
Next, it’s crucial that you know what makeup styles suit your face and which ones you love. Everything from colours to design is important in enhancing your natural beauty, so it’s worth finding out what type of makeup looks good on you.
This can help with knowing where and how to apply makeup products such as highlight and blush – believe it or not, but the placement of makeup can also change your overall makeup look!
Whether that’s full glam or soft glam, to dewy or matte makeup, finding your makeup style is important in achieving your desired glow up. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different makeup styles to see which one you feel the most confident in!
There are also multiple online quizzes that you can take to help you figure out which type of makeup style is suitable for you, but don’t forget that it is ultimately up to you on what makes you feel good about yourself!
Makeup & Skin That You Feel Confident In
Whilst the majority of people associate a glow up with becoming more attractive, an actual glow up is becoming and feeling more confident in your own skin. By elevating your skincare and makeup, making you feel better about yourself, you are already achieving a glow up!
Well-known celebrity makeup artist, Pat McGrath, encourages us to “be free” when it comes to makeup and beauty. Do what makes you happy and feel good, and you will find yourself radiating from the inside out! That is what a glow up is truly all about.