The most important part of any makeup application is your skin. Everybody wants their skin to look healthy and flawless. Most of us are not gifted with perfect skin. Especially if you just traveled for hours to get to Hawaii, your skin is more likely to be dry, dull and lacking the natural glow. So for me as a makeup artist it is very important to give my clients that perfect radiance they are looking for.
My absolute favorite thing to do is apply Melanie Mills Hollywood Gleam Face and Body Radiance all over the face and chest area. It gives you an eye-catching glow. The foundation is applied right over the glow cream. I use the Makeup Forever HD Foundation because it’s so customizable and can go from light to full coverage without looking cakey(cakey is the worst!). It goes on seamlessy and allows the radiance to shine through. Thats exactly what we need for a glowing look. To add even more glow I use the NARS Exposed blush palette for the cheeks. The colors are beautiful and have a subtle shimmer to them which is just what we need to achieve our overall glow. If that’s not enough for you, I like to add my favorite pressed highlighter Champagne Pop by Becca. Just a little sweep with a fan brush on the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, browbone and the cupids bow(bam-glowing).
To take the glow one step further we suggest having the Melanie Hills Gleam applied over the chest area, shoulders and even the back depending on your dress. By doing this your skin will catch the light very subtly creating more emotion and pop in your photos (IG worthy)!
These are a few tips and tricks I use to create a healthy, radiant complexion. Not all of the steps are always necessary and are fully personalized to each client to give them that jaw-dropping glow.
~Jenny Land, Lead Makeup Artist
~Photopraphy by Mike Vidales & In-house