5 Easy Steps to Make Your Skin Glow

To create a lit-from-within complexion, Barnes stresses perfecting the art of contouring. “You want to bring light to the center of your face to make you glow,” he says.

1. Create Dimension

Start to create dimension by applying a cream concealer that’s one shade lighter than your skin tone to highlight the high points of your face. The Maybelline New York Super Stay Under Eye Concealer

After enhancing the dimension on your face, it’s time to layer on foundation. “I like using lighter foundations (think liquids or creams without a thick consistency) with a lot 

2. Apply Foundation

To add a glow to the skin,” Barnes says. One of our favorites for this is the Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation. To apply, move your foundation brush in small circles.

Don’t make the mistake of trying to create a contour with blush. “Leave that business to your contouring makeup,” Barnes says. Instead, select a blush that is close 

3. Add Color to Your Cheeks

Apply it on the apples of your cheeks instead of below your cheekbones.When blending, make sure you start at the apples & blend upward toward temples.This bit of flush will help make your skinglow.

“Shimmer highlighter creates light and bone structure,” Barnes says. But knowing when enough is enough is important. “Whether you’re using a cream or powder highlighter

4.Add a Hint of Shimmer

in either case less is more,” he explains. Apply a highlighter, like the Valentino Beauty V-Lighter Face Highlighter, to the high points of your face — the middle of your forehead, down the center

According to Barnes the final touch — translucent powder — is the most important one. Using a large fluffy powder brush, swirl translucent powder, like the Urban Decay All Nighter

5. Set Your Glow

Softening Loose Setting Powder, all over your face for a look that stays in place all day long.