Tutorial – How to get a Spring Glow

Hi everyone, today I’m going to be teaching you how to get a beautiful spring glow for your face. Before we begin I’d like to point out a few things, firstly I got my lip repierced today so if there’s any swelling near my lips bear with it please. Secondly the picture are not great quality, the reason for this is because the batteries I have for my camera are dead and my boyfriend has a ten second time frame to take the photo before the batteries died, therefore it isn’t great but this doesn’t mean you can’t follow the tutorial and it doesn’t mean you can’t see which products I use, so bear with me and I hope you like it anyway.

Step One – Barefaced
barefaced
So the first step is to have a bare faced, the look we will be creating cannot be applied over other makeup, so start off with a fresh face that has been cleansed, toned and moisturised. Next we will be adding the base makeup which consists of these products:
base products
(Left to right Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation, 2true Pro Prime Perfect and Collection Cover Up Stick)

First of all I add my primer, I know that a lot of people don’t use primer but it is great for smoothing out uneven skin, I’ve been having a breakout lately and I have dry patches so my primer smooths all of that out then makes sure that my makeup stays on all day. You can buy this primer here.

Next I apply my Collection Cover Up Stick, I use this over the redness on my cheeks to calm them down a bit as my skin can occasionally get blotchy, I blend this is to my skin before adding my foundation. You can buy this here.

I then add my foundation I’m trying to use up the rest of my Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation as I really want to try the Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation, I tried it on my hand in Boots and it made my skin literally look radiant, the shade i have of the Match Perfection Foundation is Ivory and I apply this by dabbing it on with a brush to get even coverage. As it is spring some of you may want a light coverage so you can replace the foundation with a BB cream if you prefer. You can buy the Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation here.

Once my skin has an even coverage it looks like this:

foundation and base
(As you can see my skin is no longer red or spotty and is even)

The next part is the most crucial part of this tutorial and that is creating the glow, to do this I use these products:

brighten products
(Left to right Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair, MUA blusher in Marshmallow and Technic High lights)

I use the lasting perfection concealer over any spots that are still red and use it under my eyes as I suffer from dark circles, I only add a small amount of this as dark circles under the eyes look much worse if you pile on the concealer. Once this is finished I look a little brighter. You can buy this here.

Next I use the blusher, I use my Seventeen blusher brush and apply it under my cheekbones and blend it out across the apples of my cheeks, as you can see this blusher is very bright so I don’t use a lot of it. I then apply my highlighter this one is the Technic Hi Lights which is meant to be an amazing dupe of Benefit High Beam (and I can say this highlighter is good) I dab this along my cheekbones, above my cupids bow, and down the centre of my nose and blend that out onto my forehead. This helps me create a three dimensional look and of course a lovely glow. You can buy the blusher here and the highlighter here.

Finally by this point my face has a lot of makeup on it which I don’t want to shift or wipe off so I apply my Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Peach Glow with my mineral makeup brush, this also helps brighten my face and ensures that my face remains on for the rest of the day. You can buy the powder here.

This is the finished look:

more glow
(Apologies for the cheesy grin and bad photo)

As you can see in comparison to the first photo my skin looks a lot brighter and has a nicer glow, the highlighter and blush helps me look healthy and radiant and accentuates my cheekbones.

I hope you enjoyed this post, once again I’m sorry for the photos not being better but I am buying some more batteries tomorrow! If you liked this post anyway please hit the like button and do let me know your favourite blushers and highlighters in the comments I’m always on the hunt for more! Finally if there’s any particular posts that you’d like me to do please let me know and I’ll try and get onto that, you can comment on this post of tweet me @NinaRossJournal

About ninarossbeauty

PR Person and Beauty Blogger who has a soft spot for eyeshadows, lipsticks and anything quirky. You can contact me at ninarossjournal@gmail.com
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4 Responses to Tutorial – How to get a Spring Glow

  1. alicesvision says:

    Can I just say congratulations on the approved blogger award that I noticed! Love this tutorial I will have to try it out and you do look lovely and radiant on your photos 🙂

  2. Ellie Parker says:

    You look so beautiful! Love this tutorial thank you 🙂

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