LOTW: My Naturally Radiant Spring Makeup Routine

Glow baby, glow!
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Glow baby, glow!

A matte finish is typically what I’m after when I’m doing my makeup, but something about the warmer weather makes me want to get my glow on. The problem for me is how to get the look without making my naturally oily skin look greasy.  

Here are the colors I'm working with.

L to R: UD Sheer Revolution Lipstick in LadyFlower, Makeup Geek Eye Shadow in Shimma Shimma, MAC Eye Shadow in All That Glitters, Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (all three shades combined), NYX Retractable Eye Liner in Gold and Bronze

L to R: UD Sheer Revolution Lipstick in LadyFlower, Makeup Geek Eye Shadow in Shimma Shimma, MAC Eye Shadow in All That Glitters, Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (all three shades combined), NYX Retractable Eye Liner in Gold and Bronze

BASE

When I want a more natural/less matte finish to my makeup, I mix a pump of lightweight gel moisturizer (currently Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel) with my foundation and apply it with a damp beautyblender all over my face. This application gives me more coverage but still allows my skin to look like... skin. 

Tapping the sponge onto my face to press in the foundation. 

Tapping the sponge onto my face to press in the foundation. 

Since I tend to be oily through the T-zone I apply a little bit of extra foundation (sans moisturizer) to this area, still using the beautyblender.

HIGHLIGHT 

For a little brightness, I lightly highlight using a creamy concealer on the areas I want to pull light onto.  

 I'm using a shade lighter than my skin tone for a more subtle brightening effect.

 I'm using a shade lighter than my skin tone for a more subtle brightening effect.

I usually set my whole face with powder, but today I’m just setting through the T-zone and under the eyes. For added glow I use a bit of bronzer on my forehead, add some highlight with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, and brush on my favorite berry shimmery blush.

EYES 

I swept a pink Champagne shade all over the lid up to the brow bone with a blending brush, adding a touch of regular Champagne shadow on the center of the mobile lid and the inner corners of my eyes.

I love MAC Eye Shadow in All That Glitters all over the lid!

I love MAC Eye Shadow in All That Glitters all over the lid!

I finished by lining halfway across my upper lash line with a bronze liner and then lining the rest of the upper lash line and my lower lash line with a gold liner.

I think the bronze and gold liner is a nice update to standard brown or black.

I think the bronze and gold liner is a nice update to standard brown or black.

The last piece of the puzzle was a light brow fill-in and a sheer wash of pink lip color.

Wearing the Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Ladyflower

Wearing the Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Ladyflower

As per usual, you guys slayed me with your looks last week. Here are my faves:

  • How do you get glowing without looking greasy? 
  • Are you a fan of softer looks or full on glow-y glam?  

Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Tag @xovain and #xolotw as well!