The best makeup for glass skin, from a makeup artist.


When polishing, I love brushes like the Number 2 hourglass brush$93, Flower Beauty Powder Brush$14, Mecca Maxima Flat Foundation Brush$14 or new Mecca Cosmetica Double Ended Foundation Brush$48.

With my concealer, I usually make a small line where my eyes are darkest and blend it with a sponge in an outward motion.

3. Cream products.

In my opinion, the way to achieve a lasting glow is to approach the hydration glow (through skin prep) and then a “fake” glow that emulates the hydration glow once preparation of the skin sinks throughout the day (by makeup). My favorite way to get that so-called fake glow is with creams and liquid products.

Cream-based products add that extra bit of juice we love, and they’re super simple to apply. Some of my favorites are:

Sunbathe: Mecca Max out of service stick$18 (I’m wearing the ‘Medium’ shade), Anastasia Beverly Hills Tan Cream$55 (I’m wearing the shade ‘Amber’), Nudestix Nudies Matte All Over Face Color Blush & Bronze$49 (I like the ‘Terracotta Tan’ shade) and Makeup By Mario Soft Sculpt Shaping Stick$43 (I’m wearing the ‘Light-Medium’ shade).

Cream Blush: Mecca Max Off Duty Blush Stick$18, Stila convertible colors$37, Nudestix Nudies Bloom All Over Dewy Color Blush$49, Era Perez carrot pots$40, Rose Inc Blush Divine Radiant Lip & Cheek Color$45.

Liquid Blush: Bionic Blush Makeup Milk$34, Charlotte Tilbury Blush Wands$60, Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush$34.

Highlighter: Mecca Max out of service stick$18 in the shade ‘Glass’, Danessa Myricks Dew Balms$22, Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow$39.60, Ciate London Dewy Bronze Stick$43, Nustix Glow All Over Face Highlight$49.88, in ‘Ice Ice Baby’.

There are two ways to apply cream products. First, apply them directly to the face, then blend them with a polishing brush.

Second, swipe some product on your polishing brush, then blend it into your skin.

Either way, that’s absolutely fine!

4. Powder.

Now something that has really changed the game for me, especially on long days/nights, is tactical dusting.

Tactical dusting involves placing powder very gently in the sections that we don’t want to look so juicy, while we keep the other sections powder-free.

The wrong powder can really make or break tactical dusting, the trick is to find a powder that isn’t too matte, but more of a velvety satin finish.

My current favorite setting powders are:

The application of this step is quite essential, because we do not want to move all the magnificent mixtures that we have obtained. We want to press/dot a small amount of powder onto the desired area (like the chin, sides of the nose, or forehead).

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