How to glow all over (without looking OTT!)

How To Glow All Over (Without Looking OTT!)

It comes down to using these 4 products

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / January 22 2020

When it comes to upping your face’s glow factor, there’s a fine line between dewy and radiant and looking too shiny, like you’re giving festival makeup a go for the first time. The trick is in using the right formulas in the right places. Follow our guide to applying shimmery makeup for a naturally fresh look. 


To achieve the look, you’re going to want to equip yourself with illuminating products for the eyes, cheeks and lips. For this look, we’ve picked Dior Backstage Face & Body Glow and Glow Face Palette, NYX Professional Makeup Foil Play Cream Eyeshadow in Baroque and 

Hourglass Unreal High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss in Ignite - all of which contain super fine flecks of shimmer (for a more naturally-radiant finish) and a golden undertone to suit my medium olive skin tone. 


Bring out your eyes

Swirl your middle finger over NYX Professional Makeup Foil Play Cream Eyeshadow in Baroque and pat it onto your eyelids. 

TOP TIP: Patting the colour onto your eyelids will minimise the amount of eyeshadow fallout around your eyes.


Make your cheekbones pop

Then, distribute a pea-sized amount of Dior Backstage Face & Body Glow onto your fingers and blend it onto your cheekbones in a circular motion.


Add some more glow

With a fan brush, sweep some highlighter onto your cheekbones to really accentuate the area. (Psst… the application of Face & Body Glow first can help boost the highlighter’s longevity, especially on a hot day!).


Don’t forget about your lips

To finish, apply Hourglass Unreal High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss in Ignite onto your smackers.

And you’re done!

There you have it… a glowy makeup look that makes you look naturally radiant.


Looking to try a new party look? Here’s how to get the easiest party eye makeup look, ever.

What are your favourite glowy makeup looks at the moment? Tell us in the comments below. 

Image credits: Sevak Babakhani
Hair & makeup credit: Lei Tai

Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.