GLOW: 2016 Makeup Trend

   My favourite make-up trend from last year was strobing, also known as highlighting. It has reached its popularity last 2015, but is really nothing new in the make-up world. Make-up artists have been doing this technique from time immemorial. The principle is to highlight areas of the face that you want to come forward like the upper cheekbones, bridge of the nose, center of the forehead, cupid’s bow, and the chin. This technique highlights the high points of your face and makes you glow on the right places.

       Now 2016 is the year of the glow. Strobing and luminous skin will still be on trend,  that is why copious cosmetic companies are coming up with more luminous and dewy foundations and highlighting products. In this tutorial, I will start with a moisturiser on my dry areas, then after that, I will apply the Laura Mercier Radiance Primer, followed by my RMK foundation mixed with a bit of creamy gold liquid product, Wonder Glow by Charlotte Tilbury. Now watch the video to see how I apply the rest of the products to achieve a glowing/strobing look!

Products used:

  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
  • Laura Mercier Radiance Primer (Avaialble in Rustan’s Glorietta)
  • RMK Creamy Gel + Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow
  • Beauty Blender + MAC Prep+Prime Fix
  • Benefit Posietint (Available in Greenbelt)
  • Cinema Secrets Concealer (Available in Landmark)
  • Laura Mecier Translucent Powder (Avaialble in Rustan’s Glorietta)
  • Laneige Cushion Highlighter (available in SM Aura)
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector
  • Christian Louboutin Sheer Voile in Petal Rose
  • Guerlain Perles des Neiges Meteorites (Available in Greenbelt)

Contouring and Highlighting Tutorial

Hi everyone! This is the kind of contouring and highlighting that I do when I know that I will be taking a lot of photos -cream contour followed by powder contour. I love how make-up can give the illusion of a slimmer nose, face, forehead and jaw! I hope you find this useful and that you enjoy doing it on yourself! I am pretty sure that you will be happy with the results -instant face lift!!! (sans the pain of surgery! :P) I am also sharing with you some of my holy grail products in this video! My current favourites are the RMK Creamy Foundation, Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-colour, Laneige Cushion Highlighter, and Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. Have fun! Remember, you are beautiful, inside and out! 🙂 xoxo

Products used:

  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
  • Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow
  • RMK Creamy foundation
  • Kiko Contouring Pencil for contouring
  • Mac Prolongwear Concealer in NC20 for concealing and highlighting and applied using Laura Mercier concealer brush
  • Real Techniques buffing brush and flat contour brush from the bold metals collection
  • Park Ave Princess from Tarte off the cuff Palette as contouring powder applied using Wayne Goss brush number 02
  • Make up Forever HD Powder Applied using Chikudodo MK2
  • Dazzled Blush by Tarte applied with Suqqu cheek brush
  • Laneige Cushion Highlighter
  • Chanel Les Beiges applied using Chikuhodo Z1 Powder Brush