Treatment to use under makeup for a glass skin glow like Kiara Advani and Alia Bhatt


Actresses like Alia Bhatt and Kiara Advani are known for their fresh and luminous makeup. Filled with a dew lit from within, their makeup is achieved with a lot of skin prep using good skincare products that moisturize the skin. So what products should you use to recreate these looks?

Image credit: Instagram.com/aliaabhatt with photo by _psudo_, Instagram.com/kiaraaliaadvani with photo by Ajay Kadam

There are undoubtedly many pleasant and hydrating moisturizers and serums on the market. But not all of them are conducive to smooth and seamless makeup. Many moisturizers cause makeup to boil, swell and flake off. Many do not give the skin a rosy glow. So if you want a shiny but not greasy look, here are the moisturizing serums and lotions that actually work.

1. SUGAR Aquaholic Preparing Moisturizer

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499 rupees

Formulated with hyaluronic acid salts, this moisturizer is ideal for smoothing the skin and giving it a plumped and radiant appearance. It also contains vitamin E, which adds a bit more nourishment to the skin. It’s really refreshing and works great as a makeup base thanks to the skin-smoothing silicones.

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2. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum

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499 rupees

This fragrance-free serum is not only great for making skin look dewy and plump, but it’s also super lightweight and easily seeps into the skin. As with any hyaluronic acid product, it should be applied to damp skin and coated with an occlusive agent. It gives a really fresh and quenched look to skin that is dry and flaky due to dehydration.

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3. One Thing Propolis + honey extract

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1,050 rupees

A bold toner that leaves skin moist, plumped and glowing, it’s like a toner but rich enough to be like a serum essence. It is ideal for giving the skin light and easily absorbed hydration, since honey is a humectant. Thus, it attracts moisture and makes the skin look fresh, like having a tall glass of water. So if your skin is dull and crusty, this is a great product to try.

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4. Keep Cool Soothing Bamboo Lotion

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1,399 rupees

Arguably the most underrated facial moisturizer on the market, it gives dehydrated skin a beautiful dewy finish. When you apply it, your skin feels like it’s been cooled by a little water. The texture and finish of this product is amazing as a small drop spreads easily over a large area, hydrating the skin enough to eliminate dandruff and crusty patches. It is also light enough not to leave a sticky, sticky layer on the skin. It keeps the skin hydrated for a long time despite its super absorption. Plus, it’s fragrance-free, so it won’t irritate your skin. How much better can a moisturizer be?

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5. Laneige Glowy Makeup Serum

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1,900 rupees

If you’re looking for something a little high end to prep your makeup, this is perfect. Makeup adheres to it easily and makes your skin look like glass skin. There is a translucent glow it imparts to the skin, thanks to the pink shimmer particles it contains. There is no greasy residue, but it hydrates the skin and makes it glow like K-drama actresses’ skin glows.

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6. Klairs Fundamental Aqueous Oil Drop

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2,180 rupees

Admittedly, this serum is quite expensive, but this product is also unique in its texture and delivery system as it has an oily-water consistency. A drop of product, spread over the entire skin and massaged in, removes all the crusty dandruff from dry and dehydrated skin. So not only is a single drop of product enough and blends well into the skin, but it also leaves even the dullest and most dehydrated skin looking nourished and shiny.

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Main image credit: Instagram.com/aliaabhatt with photo of Nadeesha RathnayakeInstagram.com/kiaraaliaadvani with photo by Ajay Kadam

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