Pro tip: mix a little bit of face oil with foundation to take your glow to a whole other level – like a glazed doughnut, but better!
Meanwhile, makeup artist and hairstylist Xeneb Allen loves to use coconut oil on the face. “It’s a fuss free solution and great for bringing out darker skin tones natural glow, by adding sheen in the right places.”
You glow girl! Once you’ve got your base in place, it’s time to add some colour and warmth.
Mudzengi recommends the Juvia’s Place Saharan Blush Palette Volume 1. She notes that the orange blush really amplifies the glow on dark skin and wants you to “forget what you have been taught about blush” and play around with the colours.
You know the drill, set your makeup with a good dose of setting spray!
Sana recommends using the MAC Fix Plus to leave your skin refreshed and juicy. “It helps with your glow factor by hydrating the skin.”
As an alternative to setting spray, Gashi loves the Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder. This translucent pressed powder has pearlescent pigments which sets your makeup and gives you a natural glow all in one. Need we say more?!
Finally, our experts have two key tips to enhance your glow that extend beyond makeup.
The second, and in the wise words of Mudzengi, is to “learn to love the skin you are in and wear it with confidence!”
Skin prep: Embryolisse Lait-Créme Concentré Moisturiser and Egyptian Magic Cream. Base: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in 490 and a dash of NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Khartoum. Concealer: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer in 420 and M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix Conceal and Correct Palette in Dark where needed. Highlighter:Ilia Illuminator in Polka Dots and Moonbeams. Powder: Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder in Coffee dusted lightly and Fenty beauty Invisimatte Blotting Powder in Universal to maintain throughout the day on set. Eyes: Lash curler and clear mascara.