9 Products That Will Get Your Skin Glowing

glowing skin

Glowing skin is the ultimate beauty trend that never goes out of style. As a makeup artist, I understand the importance of a radiant complexion that exudes confidence and health. Achieving that coveted glow involves a combination of skincare and makeup products tailored to your skin type. In this blog post, I’ll share my top 9 product recommendations to help you achieve luminous skin, catering to various skin types along the way.

1. Cleanser: The foundation of any skincare routine is a gentle and effective cleanser. For oily or acne-prone skin, opt for a foaming cleanser with salicylic acid to control excess oil. Dry or sensitive skin types should look for a hydrating cream cleanser to retain moisture.

For Oily/Acne-Prone Skin: CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

For Dry/Sensitive Skin: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser


2. Exfoliator: Regular exfoliation removes dead skin cells, allowing your skin to absorb products better. Choose a chemical exfoliator with glycolic or lactic acid for dry or sensitive skin. For oilier skin types, a salicylic acid exfoliator can help unclog pores and prevent breakouts.

Dry/Sensitive Skin: Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant

Oily/Acne-Prone Skin: The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution

3. Serum: Serums are packed with concentrated ingredients to address specific concerns. Vitamin C serums are excellent for brightening and evening out skin tone. Hyaluronic acid serums are hydrating and beneficial for all skin types, while niacinamide serums control oil production and minimize pores.

Hyaluronic Acid Serum: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Niacinamide Serum: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Serum

4. Moisturizer: Hydration is key for achieving a healthy glow. A lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer is essential for oily skin, while richer creams are perfect for dry skin. Look for products with ingredients like ceramides and peptides to support the skin barrier.

Dry Skin: Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré Nourishing Moisturizer

Oily Skin: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

5. Sunscreen: Sun protection is non-negotiable for maintaining youthful, radiant skin. Opt for a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen that suits your skin type. Consider a moisturizer with built-in sunscreen for an added layer of convenience.


EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-in Milk Sunscreen SPF 60

6. Face Oil:

Face oils are a great addition to your skincare routine, even if you have oily skin. For dry skin, opt for nourishing oils like rosehip or argan oil. Jojoba oil works well for combination skin, while squalane oil provides lightweight hydration for oily skin.

Dry Skin: Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

Combination Skin: Jojoba Oil (Pure, Cold-Pressed)


Oily Skin: The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane

7. Illuminating Primer: Prep your skin for makeup with an illuminating primer. This product not only extends the longevity of your makeup but also imparts a subtle radiance. Choose a primer that complements your skin type – hydrating for dry skin and oil-controlling for oily skin.

Dry Skin: Becca Backlight Priming Filter


Oily Skin: NYX Professional Makeup Shine Killer

8. Liquid Highlighter: A liquid highlighter can be mixed with your foundation or applied on high points of your face for an instant glow. Champagne tones work well for fair skin, while rose gold suits medium skin tones, and bronze flatters deeper complexions.

Fair Skin: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter in “Moonstone”


Medium Skin: Fenty Match Stix Matte Skinstick Honey

Deep Skin: Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in “Sunlight”

9. Setting Spray: Lock in your makeup and intensify your glow with a setting spray. Look for one that provides a dewy finish to enhance your luminosity. A setting spray with skincare benefits like hyaluronic acid can keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater

Tips for Application:

  1. Prep and Prime: Begin with a lightweight, hydrating primer to create a smooth canvas. Focus on applying a mattifying primer only in the T-zone to control excess oil.
  2. Spot Concealing: Rather than applying a full coverage foundation all over, use a lightweight concealer to spot-conceal blemishes and redness. This ensures you’re not overloading the skin.
  3. Blotting Papers: Keep blotting papers handy to touch up any excess oil in the T-zone throughout the day. This helps maintain a fresh and matte appearance without disturbing your makeup.
  4. Setting Spray: Finish your makeup with a setting spray that offers a natural finish. This step helps lock in your makeup while providing a light touch of hydration.
  5. Regular Skincare: Don’t forget the importance of a balanced skincare routine tailored to combination skin. This sets the foundation for a smooth and even makeup application.

In conclusion, achieving a flawless makeup look on combination skin is an art that requires the right tools and techniques. With foundations that cater to the unique needs of your complexion and a thoughtful approach to application, you’ll be able to create a makeup look that lasts and enhances your natural beauty. Embrace the challenge and enjoy the journey of discovering your perfect foundation match for radiant, confident skin.

Remember, makeup is an expression of your creativity and individuality. Embrace the beauty of your combination skin and make it your canvas for self-expression. Happy makeup-ing!

  • Please note that individual preferences and skin sensitivities can vary, so it’s a good idea to do a patch test before incorporating new products into your routine. Always consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional if you have specific skin concerns or conditions.


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