5 things you need to know about 'glazing'...
Whilst a matte skin finish is the traditional winter way, there’s a sub-trend bubbling away beneath the beauty surface - and it’s about to come to light.
Meet 'glazing', a new form of super high-lighting created by make-up artists backstage at catwalk shows. Not merely dewy or glowy, it involves taking light reflection to a new level in the pursuit of your most radiant look yet.
Sound too good to be true? Here’s how the professionals make it happen…
1. Hydrate – then hydrate again: The key to achieving the new super glow means perfecting the basics. Dry, rough skin looks dull and lifeless. So be sure to remove dead surface cells by using the gentle-action NEW Dynamic Resurfacing Serum on a daily basis before applying BIOTEC Energising Day Cream. Wait two minutes for it to absorb fully, then apply a further layer to create a plump, radiant skin canvas before you begin applying make-up.
2. Get in the mix: We tend to apply highlights as a final step in our make-up routine. To get the new glaze, you need to start early – and layer. Mix a liquid highlighter into your primer or foundation – both if you want to really glow – then smooth it over your face to complete the first step of glazing.
3. Start strobing: Strobing is like the flipside of contouring: You use light-bouncing product to sculpt the face, rather than darker shades. Pick a shimmery highlighter with a gold, rose or violet undertone and apply it liberally to the tops of cheekbones, the temples, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow.
4. Glaze eyes: Your current eye shadow may have a slight shimmer but it’s unlikely to give you the required glaze. So skip the shadow, and instead pat a transparent lip balm (or Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm works a treat) over the eyelids to create a light-bouncing glaze. You’ll be surprised at how pretty it looks.
5. Light up lips: We all know about regular lip-gloss but glazing is cleverer than that. Tailor-make a pillowy lip look by applying gloss in the centre of lips only, to give the illusion of 3D volume – and a sheeny, shiny hint of glaze.