When it comes to party make-up trends, we like to take our picks from OTT briefs. Celebrities and MUAs alike are creating many OTT glam looks right now, with most of them having one thing in common. Really glam, glowing and luxurious looking liquid gold skin. The idea is to add moisture and hydration to your skin with your make-up products so that the end product looks like you have gold dripping from your skin. Here’s a step-by-step guide on recreating it…
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Step 01: Prep
The key to glowing, liquid gold skin is excellent prep. Post cleansing, use a hydrating, gel-based moisturiser. Dab the product in so that it seeps deep into your skin without causing excessive greasiness. Follow up with a silicone-based illuminating primer; we love the e.l.f. Cosmetics Illuminating Face Primer. Steer clear of oil-control, mattifying primers as they won’t give you the desired shine you need under the foundation layer.
Step 02: Foundation
After priming your skin, apply a thin layer of foundation, go for sheer coverage. Use a beauty blender sponge to make sure the application is even and not cakey. A formula like the Clinique Even Better Clinical Serum Foundation can get the job done; it is weightless and adds an extra dose of moisturisation to your skin.
Step 03: Concealer
The liquid gold make-up look is also one that is blemish-free, so a concealer is a must. Do not cake it on–instead apply a couple of dots of a full coverage formula like the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer and spread it evenly on areas with visible hyperpigmentation and dark marks.
Step 04: Powder
Set the base before moving on to the next step. Use translucent powder, a super fine formula like the SUGAR Cosmetics All Set To Go Translucent Powder. Lightly dust it all over your skin, focusing on parts of your face that get oily often.
Step 05: Highlighter
This is the most important step of the make-up routine. Opt for a cream highlighter, or strobe cream, to add a whole lot of shine to the high points of your face. Apply generously to the top of your cheekbones, under your eyebrows, the Cupid’s bow and the bridge of your nose.
Step 06: Mist
Yep, you read that right! To add golden glow to your make-up you will have to add an extra dose of hydration before locking it all in. Spritz a water-based facial mist all over your face and let it dry for 60 seconds before moving on to the next step.
Step 07: Setting Spray
The final step of this routine is the setting spray. Seeing powders tend to mattify your make-up look no matter the number of hydrating products you’ve used. So make sure to use a setting spray in order to add finishing touches to your make-up.