How to Achieve Glowy Skin Year Round

Winter if swiftly approaching but I am not quite ready to let go of my summer glow just yet. Luckily, I have been in the lab (A.K.A. at my vanity) experimenting with the right line up of makeup products that will ensure my summer glow lasts far beyond the season. In this quest for a long-lasting summer radiance, I’ve discovered that the key lies not only in makeup products but also in skincare rituals. From choosing the right base to using the right foundation, there are certain steps you can’t skip if you really want your complexion to shine. So, if you’re determined to keep that sun-kissed glow going throughout the colder months ahead, you have come to the right place. I am revealing my secrets on how I achieve glowy skin year round.

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How to Achieve Glowy Skin Year Round


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Hydrating Primer

A good primer is my secret weapon for glowy skin. It acts as the canvas on which you build your makeup, creating a smooth, even surface and ensuring that your products adhere and last longer. Currently, my go-to has been the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Base Primer and Moisturizer because it helps to ensure my makeup looks flawless and lasts all day! Additionally, you can also achieve a radiant complexion by utilizing a primer with light-reflecting or illuminating properties such as the Iconic London Underglow Blurring Primer.

Glowy Foundation

The product that is going to make or break your glowy skin is your choice of foundation. Opt for a formula with light-reflecting or dewy finish properties to achieve that coveted glow. By far, my favorite is the UBeauty Tinted Moisturizer (I wear shade 9) because not only does it provide ample coverage, but it adds this natural dew to my complexion. When it comes to applying, I use a fluffy foundation brush for a seamless blend.


You don’t have to stop there either! No makeup look is complete without a touch of highlighter for that unbelievable glowy skin. While I love the traditional powder formula, there’s something about a cream or liquid highlighter that I cannot get enough of. Use this to enhance the highest points of your face such as the bridge of the nose and the top of the cheekbones.

Setting Spray

Last but not least, seal the deal with a setting spray. Not only does it lock your makeup in place, preventing it from fading throughout the day, but it can also contribute to the overall luminosity of your complexion for the ultimate glowy skin. I rounded up some of my all time favorite setting sprays below!


That’s it. Cheers to glow skin year round! ✨
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