You Glow, Girl! Step-By-Step Guide To Get A Luminous Makeup Base This Festive Season

Written by Pratishtha RanaNov 30, 2023
You glow, girl! Step-by-step guide to get a luminous makeup base this festive season

The festive season is around the corner and we’re super excited to get our glam face on. If you are super excited to create an on-point makeup look this festive season but wondering how to go about it, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to teach you how to create a luminous, glowing makeup base this festive season.

The best thing about a luminous makeup base is that it looks minimal yet gorgeous. Plus, it makes your face look dewy and gives a natural glow to the face. And who doesn’t want that glow-from-within look, right? So, scroll down and read our step-by-step guide on how to achieve glowing skin this festive season.


Step 1: Start with a facial serum

Step 4: Yes to rosy cheeks!

To make your makeup look glowy, it’s super important to nourish and hydrate your skin prior. After doing your regular CTM routine, we suggest going in with a vitamin C serum like the Lakmé 9 To 5 Vitamin C+ Facial Serum. It’s a lightweight, non-greasy serum that absorbs quickly, locks in the hydration, smoothes skin texture and makes the skin appear brighter. Plus, it’ll keep your skin looking plump and hydrated for long hours.

Take a few drops of the serum and gently pat it on your skin. Let the product sink into the skin, and then move on to the next step!


Step 2: A layer of illuminating primer

Step 4: Yes to rosy cheeks!

As the name suggests, an illuminating primer will give your face a radiant glow. It makes your face makeup-ready by blurring out pores, smoothing skin texture and giving your foundation a clean canvas to cling to. So waste no time and get your hands on the Lakmé Undercover Gel Primer. Its smooth gel texture glides over the skin, and the vitamin E in it nourishes the skin for an added glow. Apply a pea-sized amount all over your face.


Step 3: Use a brightening concealer + a dewy foundation

Step 4: Yes to rosy cheeks!

Your next step is to use a concealer like the hydrating Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer. It is infused with SPF 25 and will give full, brightening coverage and conceal spots and dark circles perfectly. Apply a thin layer under your eyes. Blend it in nicely with your ring finger, brush or beauty blender.

Now, you’re much closer to getting a luminous makeup base, and your skin is ready for a foundation. You need a dewy formula like Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation. It is easy to blend, lends visible radiance, and feels moisturising thanks to the liquid gold, aka argan oil. Pump out a little foundation on the back of your hand and dot it across your face using your ring finger. Blend it evenly using a damp beauty blender.



Step 4: Yes to rosy cheeks!

Step 4: Yes to rosy cheeks!

This step will bring an effortless rosy-hued glow to your face. Enter, Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick — a compact blush palette with four lovely shades that give your cheeks a satin-like luminosity. A subtle hint of shimmer in this blush is the secret to getting that festive-ready makeup base. Just take some blush on a fluffy brush and sweep it across your cheeks in upward strokes.

Now, get a good look at your face in the mirror and praise yourself for finally getting a smooth and luminous looking base that you can don this festive season. You can let this look be or layer on some bronzer and highlighter to add more oomph.

Pratishtha Rana

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Pratishtha is a writer driven by curiosity. With over two years of experience in journalism, her toes are dipped in the exciting world of beauty, fashion, food, travel and luxury. Trust her words to help you navigate the do’s and don’ts of all that’s trending online (and offline). A lover of minimal aesthetics, she’s also big on experimenting with colours and prints, and often finds herself power-dressing even for a quick grocery run. When not at work, she’s reading a book, learning Korean, binging on K-Dramas and kimchi ramyeon or just karaoke-ing her hours away.


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