Sweater weather is almost here and while we all love to be cuddled up in our blankets, it's not the best time for our skin. Because of the dryness and low temperatures, our skin becomes parched, dry, and rough. So we thought, we'll bring back the glow for you.
Say hello to light-reflecting beauty products that are the solution to all your dull skin problems.
These are makeup and skincare products that actually work wonders. They use tiny mineral particles like crushed pearls, titanium dioxide, and mica to reflect light away from dark spots, wrinkles, and blemishes. They've got almost like tiny flesh-coloured prisms infused in them that fill in wrinkles and mirror the appearance of youthful skin. So that you have radiant and supple skin all over.
These come in both makeup and skincare products like foundation, moituriser, pressed powder, concealer, and primers. The basic difference between beauty products made with light-reflecting technology and regular beauty products is that they don't coat the skin with pigment, instead they detect which colours are not being reflected evenly from your skin and adjust the imbalance to give your skin a neutral, even tone.
They are also superb in front of the camera because they neutralise the effect of harsh lighting by toning down the redness with blue pigments. So skin blotches, signs of aging, and fine lines are almost glossed over.
Science, am I right?
You have got to add this moisturiser to your daily skincare routine because it is one of a kind. It is enhanced with hydro crystal complex system that locks in the moisture, giving you soft and younger-looking skin. It is also formulated with rosehip oil which is a known ingredient for its brightening and nourishing properties. The cherry on the cake is that it will leave your skin with a soft, diffused luminous glow.
This primer by Becca Cosmetics uses backlight technology to basically filter and blur out any imperfections in the skin. It fills in wrinkles and fine lines and has an instant brightening effect that ensures a smooth base for makeup to glide on. It's made with an optical pearl blend that adds a layer of radiance and dimension for a lit-from-within appearance. It's lightweight and even makes your makeup last longer. The product is also paraben and sulfate-free and is infused with Vitamin E that nourishes the skin.
This is a fresher take on everyone's cult fav product, M.A.C Prep + Prime. It's a nourishing mist that hydrates and nourishes the skin. It is enriched with Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid which are extremely beneficial ingredients for the skin. You can apply it as a primer for a natural radiance from within or use it as a makeup setting spray for a dewy, iridescent look.
Glass skin is in! This K-beauty trend has been all the rage for the past couple of years where the focus is on clear, bright, and youthful skin with almost no makeup. This Farsali Liquid Glass will help you achieve just that. It's a lightweight water-based serum that gives you a translucent diamond-like glow. It's infused with hyaluronic acid which has great moisturising properties. So use it as a radiance serum, as a primer or even mixed with foundation for a glowy finish.
Say goodbye to dull skin with this skin-blurring makeup base. It's got rosy pearls that give the skin a plump and radiant look. It also has absorbent properties so all that excess oil and sebum is nuetralised through the day. The stardust technology in it reflects the light and gives the skin dimension as well as luminosity.
This primer is enriched with antioxidants, Vitamin A and E and has filtering pearly, optical blurring agents. They help with radiance and also protect the skin against age-defying environmental aggressors. It's fragrance-free and great for people with sensitive skin. For a dazzling makeup look, start off with this product, it'll become your holy grail.
Another instantly brightening primer, this one really refreshes your dull and lifeless skin thanks to its cool light technology. It is infused with Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid which gives a sheer sheen to the face. The soft lavender pigments in the formula brighten dull skin. Think of it as an illuminating, colour correcting primer. Use it after your moisturiser as a makeup base and you'll notice how aglow you'll look.
This is another skin blurring foundation that is known to improve skin texture and radiance. It's lightweight and has subtle pigments that add luminosity to the skin. However, they aren't large enough particles that will look like a disco ball. It also has Vitamins C and E that are the key to natural radiance. It's got SPF 15 and is perfect for people with a combination skin type.
One thing to note when it comes to light-reflecting products is that they give a radiance from within by blurring out skin imperfections and filling in fine lines. They are different from skin illuminators and highlighters which are mostly for an outward beaming shine.
So, let's get glowing!
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