How to Get a Bronzed Glowing Makeup Base with Skincare

Find out how to get dewy, glowy skin with Bel Burt, a M.A.C Cosmetics Retail Educator.

Find out how a M.A.C Cosmetics Retail Educator preps her skin before applying makeup for a dewy glow. Plus! Her favourite products to use including the cult classic, M A.C Prep + Prime. Available online at Adore Beauty.

About the Author

I am an absolute beauty devotee. Literally, I've dedicated my entire professional career to the industry! I have worked as a Makeup Artist for over 10 years, 8 of them with M.A.C. In my current role, as Retail Education Manager, I spend every day testing new products, learning new techniques and taking these out to our teams to educate and inspire them.
BRANDS:

I am forever seeking and re-creating that ‘effortless, healthy, bronzy, glow’ – you know the one. It’s very rare you will ever find me without a tan (faux of course).

My skin is dehydrated and find I can get redness along with discolouration under the eyes – the nice way to say dark bags.

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Where Do You Sit on the Beauty Scale?

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Beauty Tips:

  • A make-up artist’s best kept secret is their hands. Whilst brushes are amazing from precision and blending (I own more than I can count!), your fingers are just as valuable a tool for application. Try pressing and massaging thin layers of product into your skin. The practice of messaging product into your skin will promote an increase in blood flow and your skin will thank you for it. You will notice an overall glow and improvement in the look and feel of your skin.

  • Lose the peach fuzz – if you’re game. I like to micro-blade my face to remove all of those tiny, pesky hairs. The practice will exfoliate your skin and create the ultimate, smoothest base yet for your foundation. Thank me later!

How Do I Get a Dewy, Glowing Makeup Base?

This routine is all about creating an effortless hydrated bronzed glow with skincare and makeup. I'm going to show you how to get dewy glowing skin and the best products for a luminous, lit from within look.

Step 1: Two-Step System with Pure Vitamin C

Step 1: Two-Step System with Pure Vitamin C

Start the day off right with a hit of pure Vitamin C. Clinique Fresh Pressed 7-Day System with Pure Vitamin C is a game changer for me. First you cleanse your skin with the powder Vitamin C - I use cold water for extra fresh wake up. After pat skin dry and add a small amount of Pure Vitamin C Fresh pressed daily booster. I experience brighter, more radiant skin. My skin is noticeably firmer, more even-toned and smoother.

Step 2: For Instant Hydration

Step 2: For Instant Hydration

This is depending on how dry my skin is I will use 2 drops of Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex in the morning before makeup. This is my instense hydrating serum. I use every evening. However under makeup for extra hydration works really well.

Step 3: Refreshing Gel-Cream

Step 3: Refreshing Gel-Cream

Great for under my makeup - as I am dehydrated, I find Clinique Moisture Surge 72 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator 75ml is great for adding hydrating and giving my skin a drink each morning. It leaves my skin filling plump and dewy.

Step 4: Hydrating Illuminator

Step 4: Hydrating Illuminator

Just before applying foundation I press in M.A.C Cosmetics Strobe Cream - this is what gives me perfect sun-kissed glow.

Step 5: Lightweight & Blendable Foundation

Step 5: Lightweight & Blendable Foundation

The ultimate foundation water-based, M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Face and Body Foundation doesn’t fill heavy or clog pores. More like a tinted moisturiser that is easily buildable. The trick is using your hands to push in the product and layer up. The perfect bronzed tanned shade I love to use is C4. Game Changer of a foundation provides ultimate GLOW.

Step 6: Lightweight & Buildable Concealer

Step 6: Lightweight & Buildable Concealer

SMOOTH WEAR! That’s basically it, I absolutely love the way M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer smooths under my eyes and provides a medium to buildable coverage that lasts all day. I use it in a shade lighter than my foundation to brighten so I look awake.

Step 7: The Cult Classic Mattifying Spray

Step 7: The Cult Classic Mattifying Spray

I use M.A.C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix+ Mattifying Mist instead of powder for an incredible hydrator and setter. It controls oil but keeps my skin looking glowy and fresh.

Step 8: Conditioning Emollient Lip Balm

Step 8: Conditioning Emollient Lip Balm

Couldn't do a beauty routine without mentioning one of our most underrated products, M.A.C Cosmetics Lip Conditioner. I have 1 in my, 1 at my desk, 1 in my bathroom and 1 beside my bed. It's simple emollient balm that leaves lips looking and feeling amazing. I sometimes wear it with lip pencil in Oak and Lip conditioner over the top.

Find Bel on instagram @belburt


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