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Get the Look: Radiant Skin

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Healthy, naturally radiant skin doesn’t just happen overnight, so—if yours has been looking a little dull lately, and you’re looking for an instant fix—you might need to fake it until you make it. With just a few makeup products, you can give your complexion a warm, natural glow in minutes. Follow the steps below for our Radiant Skin look, and check out our dermatologist-recommended tips for making your skin glow naturally for long-term radiance.

  1. 1. Start With a Dewy Base
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    1. Start With a Dewy Base

    Using a damp beautyblender, apply jane iredale’s full-coverage BB cream all over your face to create a dewy complexion. This BB cream combines the full-coverage finish of a foundation with the nourishing properties of a moisturizer for an ultra-gorgeous glow.
    Bonus: This BB cream is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, and it offers mineral sun protection, so it’s skin care and makeup all in one.

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  2. 2. Perfect and Glow
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    2. Perfect and Glow

    Another makeup product that doubles as skin care, RMS Beauty’s “Un” Cover Up hydrates skin, masks imperfections and brightens your complexion. Using your ring finger, dab and blend this concealer under your eyes and on any areas that need a little more coverage. Organic coconut and jojoba oils nourish your skin to enhance your natural glow.

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  3. 3. Warm Up Your Lids
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    3. Warm Up Your Lids

    Especially during the winter months—when our moods might match the cold, dreary weather—we’re all about adding some warmth wherever and whenever possible. This eyeshadow palette by Glo Skin Beauty features a mixture of matte and metallic hues in eight warm shades.
    To add a bit of warmth to your lids, mix the metallic bronze shade with the brown shade below it and blend into the creases of your lids using a blending eyeshadow brush. Then, using a liner brush, line your bottom lash line with the same mix of shades.

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  4. 4. Contour & Highlight Your Eyes
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    4. Contour & Highlight Your Eyes

    This multi-purpose palette gives you tons of flexibility to sculpt and highlight your face and/or create a custom eyeshadow look. To create the above look, we used the palette to add a little more definition and a pop of radiance to the eyes.
    Use the bottom-right shade, “Sculpt,” along the crease and outer corner of your eyelids with an eyeshadow brush. Then, use your finger to dab the top-right shade, “Strobe,” on the inner corner of your lids.

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  5. 5. Define Your Cheekbones

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  6. 6. Illuminate Your Complexion

    This natural, creamy highlighter instantly brightens your complexion with its satiny-smooth, weightless texture. Apply liberally with your fingers (being sure to blend into your skin) anywhere you’d like to glow.
    Recommended Application Areas: Above your cheekbones, along the bridge of your nose, down the center of your forehead, under your brow arches and on your cupid’s bow.

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  7. 7. Show Your Lips Some Love

    Radiant skin looks healthy and hydrated, and one of the tell-tale signs of dehydration is chapped lips. Swipe on a layer of a hydrating lip balm, like this natural one by Farmaesthetics, to combat any signs of dehydration and give your lips a kissable sheen. You’ll complete your radiant look, while nourishing your lips to help you achieve a long-term, healthy glow.

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