Our Go-to Dewy Makeup Look Using Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk

Try a subtle and sophisticated glow up with this L’Oreal Australia makeup routine from Ross Andrewartha.

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Before working at Adore Beauty my interest in beauty was sparked as a form of extreme procrastination during my undergrad when I thankfully discovered brow products and Hyaluronic Acid. Nothing was really the same after that. Now as writer at Adore Beauty I'm constantly researching beauty to give you the most informed and up to date beauty advice!
COVERAGE:
  • Medium
EYE CONCERN:
  • Age Prevention
FINISH - POWDERS:
  • Matte
  • Slight shimmer
FOUNDATION FINISH:
  • Dewy/Luminous
HAIR CONCERN:
  • Oily roots, dry ends
HAIR TYPE:
  • Straight
SKIN CONCERN:
  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • Sensitivity and redness
SKIN TYPE:
  • Normal to oily
HAIR TEXTURE:
  • Fine
BRANDS:

Look instantly alive with this quick and easy no-makeup makeup look with light coverage and subtle warm tones. We'll show you how to achieve a beautifully diffused, lit-from-within glow with our cult-favourite products from L’oreal Australia. 



Beauty Tips: 

  • Swap your sponge or densely packed brush for something more fluffy when applying the Luminous Silk foundation. The fluffier the better.

  • Apply a very light layer of foundation to the skin and build it up as necessary, for glass like skin. Less is definitely more with this routine. 

  • Add a natural contour by using a lightweight concealer to highlight just below where you would usually contour, for instant definition. 

  • Use your fingers to melt cream products into the skin.


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How Can I Achieve a 'No-Makeup' Makeup Look?

The key to achieving the perfect 'no-makeup' makeup look is a combination of technique and using the right formulas. We suggest using sheer formulas and a light hand to create a subtle, glowy look.

We take inspiration from Ross Andrewartha’s glowy makeup routine using products from Giorgio Armani and YSL. This routine shows you how to use these much loved, high end products in a way that brings out the best in your skin and adds the perfect amount of luminosity to your complexion. 

Your Step by Step Routine for a Dewy Makeup Look:

Step 1: Add luminosity with a hydrating primer

Step 1: Add luminosity with a hydrating primer

Prep your skin with the radiant Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer. Lay this primer on with a brush like you would put on a face mask. The Shea Butter in this formula adds hydration and bounce to the skin, as well as grip for the foundation to follow. 

Step 2: Apply Luminous Silk with a fluffy brush

Step 2: Apply Luminous Silk with a fluffy brush

The key to applying the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is to use a fluffy brush. The fluffier the brush, the better result you will have with this foundation. Use one pump of the foundation on the back of your hand and gently “kiss” the product with your brush before sweeping a thin layer of foundation across your face, slowly building it up.

Step 3: Work the magic with Touche Éclat

Step 3: Work the magic with Touche Éclat

First, apply the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat - Radiant Touch under the eyes, down the nose and on the chin to add some brightness. Then, try some invisible sculpting techniques by highlighting just under where you would regularly contour. By brightening this area of the face you can create a natural contour and add some extra lift to the whole complexion.

Step 4: A very subtle contour 

Step 4: A very subtle contour 

Using the Giorgio Armani Neo Nude A-Contour, gently apply the product to the hollows of your cheeks and press it into your skin with your fingers to create a natural shadow.

Step 5: Add a flush of colour

Step 5: Add a flush of colour

Use the Giorgio Armani Neo Nude A-Blush concentrated on the apples of the cheeks, using a small fluffy blush brush to massage in the product. 

Step 6: Highlighter that's like jewellery for the skin

Step 6: Highlighter that's like jewellery for the skin

Use the Giorgio Armani Neo Nude A-Highlight to add a subtle glow to the skin. This sheer formula is like jewelry for the skin and can be patted in with your finger tips.

Step 7: Luscious lips that shine

Step 7: Luscious lips that shine

Apply Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick straight out of the bullet for glossy lips that steal the show.

Step 8: Finish with an ultra-fine mist

Step 8: Finish with an ultra-fine mist

Finish off your look by misting your entire face with the luxurious Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets Setting Spray. This ultra fine mist adds a boost of hydration and will help your makeup set and merge beautifully with the skin.




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