We’re all for skin care products and lifestyle changes that lend our skin that healthy glow. While we do it all to get glowing skin, we also like to cheat a wee bit by using powerful makeup that helps our skin achieve that instant glow when we’re too fatigued to care. A cheat sheet to achieving an instant glow? You must think we’re joking. But then what do you think highlighters, glow palettes, shimmery blushes and illuminating base makeup are for? Our makeup shelves have just the perfect kinda makeup you need in order to fake glowing skin. We promise—once you have these in place your glow is going to be the talk of the town. But don’t give away your secret, ladies. For those who want to try this trick out, here are some makeup tips...

An illuminated base
 

An illuminated base

Tired eyes, dull skin, the works— our face just gives away how fatigued we are on certain days. But then we hardly worry about such ordeals. For that instant glowy finish, we seal the base by reaching out for an illuminated foundation that gives us a radiant glow in all of 3 seconds. We know the art of blending so we blend our foundation till it disappears into our skin giving us a seamless finish. If you’d like to do the same, we suggest relying on the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Foundation that’ll add that subtle sheen to your face without making the makeup look OTT. But make sure you use a foundation brush while applying the same. What you need is a dewy finish with a hint of glow and this one’s perfect for that look!

A rosy glow
 

A rosy glow

What use is your vanity kit if it doesn’t have the perfect shimmery blush—one that doesn’t look overdone yet gives you the kind of glowing skin you always yearned for. It’s really that simple— choose a blush with a tinge of shimmer in it and blend it beautifully on the apples of your cheeks using a blush brush. We’ve been relying on the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick in Pink for a while now and we won’t lie—it’s our trusted mate when it comes to getting that pinkish glow on our cheeks. An added makeup tip would be to mix it up with a tiny bit of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly so you can get that dewy finish on your cheeks. Think your tired face could do with some shimmer magic? Give this one a shot, stat!

A hint of strobing
 

A hint of strobing

If we had to give glowy makeup a hierarchy, highlighters would sit pretty right at the top. Well, that’s simply because when you want your skin to give the illusion that it’s glowing, there’s no better way to do it than a highlighter. It gives you dewy skin along with an illuminated look and eventually, perfect pictures! Our advice would be to get your hands on the Lakmé Absolute Moonlit Highlighter that’s perfect for an evening look. A stroke of that, blended perfectly using a fan brush and you have the perfect cheat sheet to glowing skin.