Bobbi Brown On How To Make Tired Skin Glow

Bobbi Brown

Global Beauty Expert

I believe that beauty starts with fresh and flawless skin, so it’s important to choose the right skincare regime based on your skin’s need. Masks are a great way to target a specific skin needs, such as dull skin and boost your current regime in one easy application. To refresh lacklustre skin, incorporate a brightening mask, like Radiance Boost, into your regime to gently slough off dead skin cells and retexturise for a more fresh-faced complexion. Next is moisturisation, is the key to healthy looking and feeling skin. It replenishes the skin with a boost of hydration and helps even out and soften the skin, ensuring a flawless makeup application. After moisturising skin, use your foundation or tinted moisturiser to even out skin. Skip the powder or too-flat foundations unless you are prone to oily skin. If you want to add extra glow to your base, you can use an illuminating moisturiser, like our Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm, which can be applied on bare skin or layered over skincare (beneath your foundation) to instantly refresh and give skin a subtle glow. It also features light-reflective pearls that mimic the luminosity of healthy skin.

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Another tip for creating a glowing complexion is highlighting your best features by strobing. It’s a radiant, cool take on makeup, and an easy way to enhance natural beauty.

Here’s how to get the look

1. Start with a moisturiser that gives your skin a bit of a glow (I even use one with illumination built in, like the Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm). You don’t want to look greasy — you want to create pretty, hydrated skin.

2. Use your tinted moisturiser or BB Cream to even out skin. Skip the powder or too-flat foundations unless you are prone to oily skin.

3. Strobing is all about playing with light reflection so you can easily incorporate an illuminating bronzer for a more skin-kissed look and natural dimension. Apply the bronzer softly on the cheek and blend out to the hairline.  Choose a colour that you naturally tan when you’re in the sun.

4. Next, layer blush over onto cheeks, blending the colour upward towards the hair line and then downward to soften and blend the blush. The Face Blender Brush is a great tool for this.

5. To get the lit-from-within look, you need a highlighted illuminating product—like the Highlighting Powder. It can be either cream, liquid, or powder highlighter in shimmer or glitter.

6. Pale skin should use a champagne or pale pink colour. Medium skin looks best in colours that are dusty pink or rose. For dark skin, choose a warm bronzy gold hue.

7.  Use your fingers or a fluffy brush to add highlighter above your cheekbone, above the apple of the cheek, as well as along the temples. You can also apply at the inner corner of the eyelid.

8. Keep in mind that less is more with strobing, but you can use it playfully on the décolleté and shoulders, and even a touch along the brow bone.

It’s also important to hydrate from the inside out. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. I try to drink at least 8 glasses a day. Stick to a well-balanced diet and eat fresh, clean foods like vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains that help skin look radiant. For example, foods rich in Omega 3 oils—like salmon, almonds, walnuts and olive oil—have skin-repairing benefits while fruits and vegetables with a high-water content like watermelon, cucumber and dark leafy greens will add moisture to your skin. Exercise is another skincare essential. It can help prevent the negative effects that aging has on the body and leaves you feeling energised. From my experience, 20-30 minutes a day improves blood circulation and helps give skin a natural, radiant glow.


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