How To Do A Natural Glowy Makeup Look in 7 Easy Steps

There’s something so alluring about natural-looking glowy makeup. Whether you’re used to rocking a full beat or prefer to go au naturale with glowing skin, there’s no denying that there’s a beautiful sweet spot in the middle. Achieving a natural glowing look adds the perfect touch for an everyday appearance, an office-ready look, full glam slay, and even a big game makeup look as you support your favorite team. When done right, a natural glowing makeup look will leave you looking refreshed, put together, and as if you didn’t try too hard. Now for the catch: it’s kind of like the Goldilocks effect of wearing just the right amount of makeup– you have to know when it’s too little or too much. But, not to worry, Maybelline New York has all the tips and tricks you need to get glowy natural makeup in a few simple steps.

Natural Glowy Makeup Look Step #1: Apply Primer

To achieve a natural glowing makeup look, you should first start with a primer. Your makeup can only look as amazing as the base that it’s built on– that’s why it’s so important to start off strong. To ensure that your look will last all day, smooth on a hydrating primer like FaceStudio Master Prime. Hydrated skin equals plump, healthy-looking skin, which will contribute to your all-over glow.
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Natural Glowy Makeup Look Step #2: Create A Base

An essential step for a natural glowy makeup look: the glow! Instant Age Rewind Perfector is like healthy skin in a bottle– wherever you dab it, you get a beautiful radiant sheen that catches the light, making you the main character. Use it in one of four ways: all over as a primer and BB cream, as a concealer to brighten and even out tone, or as a highlighter in areas that you want to glow.
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Natural Glowy Makeup Look Step #3: Set Your Face Makeup

With a big, fluffy brush, swirl Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder onto the forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin to set makeup and absorb excess oil for long-lasting shine control. If you tend to be oil-prone, stash this in your purse for touch-ups throughout the day. Setting your face makeup is an important step to creating a natural glowy makeup look.
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Natural Glowy Makeup Look Step #4: Highlight High Points Of Face

Your skin should already be pretty glowy by this point, but a glowy natural makeup look needs, well, all the glow! To boost yours, grab a fan brush and pick up some Master Chrome Highlight powder, then dust it onto the high points of your face. Think: cheekbones, on the bridge of your nose, and Cupid’s bow. Depending on how much glow you’re going for, you can sweep the brush over your forehead and chin, too. If you’re looking for a quick and natural glowing makeup look, you should also try the Instant Age Rewind Perfector, a 4-in-1 primer, concealer, highlighter, and BB cream all-in-one.
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Natural Glowy Makeup Look Step #5: Dust Color Onto Cheeks

Swirl some Fit Me Blush Face Makeup on the apples of your cheeks and up toward your hairline for a lifted effect. Pro tip: if you find that using a brush isn’t giving you enough concentrated color, you can use your fingers to pick up more pigment, then press it into your skin for the most natural-looking flush.
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Natural Glowy Makeup Look Step #6: Add Definition with Bronzer

By applying blush in an upward motion, your cheekbones will already have some definition, but to make them even more pronounced, you’ll want to carve out a contour right in the hollows. Using an angled sculpting brush, buff some City Bronzer under your cheeks and along your forehead for a glowing, natural, sunkissed look.
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Natural Glowy Makeup Look Step #7: Define & Fill In Lips

Tie your entire natural, glowy makeup look together with a plush pout. Using Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner, trace slightly outside of the border of your lips. Then, add a few swipes of Lifter Plump Lifting Gloss over top. Its zingy formula and glossy reflective finish give lips a full, fierce look.
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