Beauty Expert Daniel Martin, who was responsible for Meghan Markle’s gorgeous wedding look, has revealed an easy beauty secret. It’s something that you can find in just about any drug or grocery store. And it’s certainly not what you expected. Usually, we imagine the worst in cost when it comes to celeb beauty gurus. But that’s not the case. In a recent interview with E! News, Daniel Martin explained a cheap cheat to dewy, glowing skin.
How Does Daniel Martin Achieve a Natural-Looking Glow on His Clients?
“A lot of my highlighting is done with skincare,” Martin explained during last week’s Tatcha Fall Preview. Despite highlighting products being the rage, sometimes you just want a more natural look. So how do you achieve a bright and fresh glow like Markle’s? Martin says to keep it simple. “Before highlighters, you would do highlighting with Aquaphor. [It] will give you that same texture, especially in a photo [when applied] on the high points of the face.” This is pretty good news for those of us looking for affordable ways to get that glow. You can find Aquaphor just about anywhere, including Amazon and other online retailers. It’s typically less than ten bucks, which makes it an even better go-to face product for your beauty regimen.
Over the past year or so, we have seen many beauty trends come and go. From crazy contouring to shimmery highlighters and matte looks, makeup’s different trends have changed the game. Although trends are constantly evolving, there is one look that stays around forever: dewy skin. Dewy skin makes us look younger and fresher by giving our skin a dazzling glow we all long to have, especially in the summer. So how do you get this look? We’ve listed the best ways and products to achieve dewy summer skin without overdoing it: remember, less is more! Read on to glow all summer long.
The Basics Before using any products, prepare your skin by cleansing and moisturizing. Without this step, your skin may seem a little dull. Plus, it prevents pimples from forming, making it easier for makeup to be applied. It doesn’t hurt to drink water for clearer, hydrated skin either! Coconut Oil We’ve all heard the wonders coconut oil has done for hair, so why should it stop at dewy skin? Use your favorite jar of coconut oil, butter up your fingers, press it into your skin, and voilà! You’ve just achieved a glow that will leave your friends asking what your secret is. Vaseline Vaseline isn’t called the original wonder jelly for no reason. Not only is it used for cuts and dry skin, but for that natural glow we’re all seeking. Dab a dime-size amount of Vaseline using your finger onto cheeks, lips, and eyelids. You’ll be surprised as to how good this vintage product works on your skin!
Foundation with Dewy Finish For those with dry skin, Maybelline’s Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation is for you. With SPF 18 that hydrates and smoothes skin texture, you will be left with a natural, luminous finish. Say goodbye to dry, dull skin for the season and hello to moisture! You could also try Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup. Finding products that don’t contribute to more oil and finding that perfect balance between oily and dewy skin in the summer isn’t so easy. With silky-light coverage and SPF 20, this liquid foundation has become one of my favorites. After applying with a damp sponge, your skin instantly looks and feels fresh without feeling greasy and caked on. Bring on the dew! Finishing Spray Lock in and prolong makeup by spritzing a fan favorite product, NYX Dewy Setting Spray. Being lightweight, you won’t feel a thing but dewy all summer long!
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One thing I absolutely love about the winter time, besides the endless cups of hot cocoa I can consume (mini marshmallows included), is the luxury of being able to wear makeup without fear of it melting off—which tends to happen in the warmer, sunny months. With this luxury also comes some of my favorite makeup trends of the year that I, and you, can take complete advantage of right now. Whether it’s a super smoky eye for a sultry look or the darkest lip out there, it’s time to head out into the cold with a makeup look so hot, it could melt even the Ice Queen to her feet.
The smoky eye has been a favorite in the beauty world and has become a certified, go-to look for a night out on the town. This season, the smoky eye was seen on fashion runways like Burberry Prorsum and Pascal Millet. From blended shades of gray and black to the newest additions of emerald green and plum, the classic smoky eye has been kicked up a notch in surprising and sexy ways we love.
Berry, crimson, and near-black shades may have us thinking of Halloween, but once you swatch them onto your lips, you’ll be hooked just like that. There is something entirely satisfying about being able to wear a dark lip in the winter—so, why not take it a step further and go darker? As seen at Luisa Beccaria or Marc Jacobs runways, a dark lip is really all you need before stepping out the door.
We all know black liner isn’t going anywhere any time soon, but now it’s taking a whole new, artistic direction—literally. Rochas featured liner in sharp, thick lines on both the top and bottom lids, while Christian Dior went to the dramatic side with bold lines that swooped into a cat eye motion all over the top lid. Talk about making an eye-catching statement. Instead of the usual cat wing, try something different with your liner; from simple lines to graphic designs, it really is all about stepping outside of the box.
The last thing you want is for your skin to appear dry and dull, which can often happen with the frigid cold. Make it look healthy and glowing with a dewy look that includes flushed cheeks, highlighted parts of your face (wherever the light hits directly), and eyes covered in soft peach or bronze shadows.
Take all those glittery eyeshadows that you have leftover from New Year’s Eve and put them to good use all throughout winter. There really is no such thing as too much or little when it comes to glitter, so go as minimal or as bold as you want. Adding little gems under the eyes or at the corners has become one of my favorite looks.
During runway shows for Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen, hues of orange gilded not only the eyes of models, but their cheeks, hair, eyebrows—you name it! Orange typically isn’t a color that many of us are “oohing and aahhing” over, but in rich, mesmerizing shades like toffee, caramel, and mocha, it will quickly become one of your favorites. What winter trends are you ready to try? Share them with us via our Twitter beauty account, @ClicheMagBeauty!