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Makeup recommendations

I have tried practically every beauty hack and I have found it practically impossible to achieve effortless glowing skin. Any suggestions??

Re: Makeup recommendations

I feel you!! I’ve tried so many things! I noticed that a home facial steam once a week is amazing. I do that then using Peace Out Blemish Balm Cleanser 3.6 oz/ 105 mL and alllll those blackheads come out and it’s a nice exfoliator too. Super gentle and creamy. My skin glows afterwards, finish it off with OLEHENRIKSEN Goodnight Glow Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème 1.7 oz/ 50 mL and my skin is bouncy and fresh 

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Skincare is really important for glowy skin, also drinking a lot of water helps too. I also like how Becca first light primer helps to brighten and give my skin a dewy look. But stock up on the primer before the company closes if you like it.

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I found that when I stopped wearing makeup and started focusing on skincare my skin started looking amazing. Also exercise. It does give you glowing skin. My skin really looks great after a run, after I wash all the sweat off.  I think the ferulic acid and resveratrol has helped the overall look of my skin. 

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Do you feel like your skincare regimen is doing well for you? If not, definitely recommend a consistent regimen there. There are some great threads but we’d need to more about your skin type for recommendations on skincare. 


Otherwise, I love some glowy primers, including especially the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter . It has light coverage and leaves a gorgeous glowy finish.


Also, the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer   is an incredible tinted moisturizer that imparts a glowy (but not shimmery) finish.

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder is great or Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm Or ILIA Illuminator . 

Good luck! @annabanana29484 💕💕


Good luck! 

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@annabanana29484  Many sunscreens (that aren’t labeled “matte”) will give you a radiant look. Some sunscreens will make your skin look very dewy. Do you already wear a broad spectrum sunscreen daily? If you’re going to splurge on any one skincare product, make it sunscreen. 


CoTZ makes several mineral/physical (zinc oxide) sunscreens that give a shiny finish. Some of La Roche-Posay’s sunscreens will also do that. Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++ 1.7 oz/ 50 mL gives a natural radiant finish, and I assume #Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40 PA+++ 1.7 oz/ 50 mL amps up the glow. (I’ve never used Glowscreen but do regularly use Unseen Sunscreen.) Saie Sunvisor Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 35 makes my skin glow. I also love a few Japanese sunscreens like OMI Verdio UV Moisture Essence (very glowy) and the clear version of Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV (super glowy; gives me that “glass skin” look). 

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I have never seen a reply this in depth thank you so much @WinglessOne 

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My skin care goals too always! I've used high end, low-end and mid range products. My current go to's are Neutrogena hydrogel fragrance free moisturizer, I wash my face first and while my skin is still wet, I apply the moisturizer. My skins been looking really good. I toggle between Aveeno foaming face wash, Neutrogena fragrance free face wash and dermalogica exfoliating powder. It's been working for me so far. 


 no filter, and no foundation or concealer, just mascara, cream blush and eyebrow pencil. And I'm getting old. Lol

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Thanks a bunch!

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@annabanana29484 Saie Glowy Super Gel Lightweight Dewy Highlighter can help you achieve that! Either by itself or mixed in with foundation,, you can even dab it on top of foundation

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@annabanana29484 In order to get effortless glowy skin you need to start with skincare. 

Do you have a good skincare routine?

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To be quite honest it’s hard to budget that stuff I have some cerave stuff but that’s pretty much it

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@annabanana29484 You can start by adding a Vitamin C Serum

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