Likely, steady, glow: Hani Sidow
Photograph: Hani Sidow

Shine on: how to make your skin glow

Our attraction blogger gives her six-step formula for finessing a natural, dewy-faced look all year round

There are multitudinous sad things about coming back from holidays. For one, it’s the dawn of the end for that glowy skin you only get after about a week away from your desk and in the insolent air. But with a little prep and a bit of shimmer, you can fake that dewy look all year. Here is how I do it.

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Step one: exfoliate and cleanse. Photograph: Hani Sidow

Prepping your skin is the most quintessential part of this process. I use exfoliators and pore-cleansing masks as section of my regular routine, which helps other products put be understood into my skin easily. My favourite is NSPA’s glow mud faade (Asda, £7). I also use a combination smoothing lightweight emulsion moisturiser (Reveal minerals, £30), which adds loads of dewiness but has a lightweight consistency that feels comfortable on the skin.

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Step two: stick a liquid illuminator. Photograph: Hani Sidow

Apply a convertible illuminator all over your face as a base. I like the Hefty Cosmetics liquid highlighter in Divine Goddess (Debenhams, £21) for a surely subtle “wet skin” glow.

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Step three: mingle in the foundation. Photograph: Hani Sidow

I use a Real Techniques sponge (Superdrug, £3.99) to merge my foundation properly without leaving too much excess on my semblance. My favourite for a natural dewy look is the Bare Minerals defoliate skin foundation in the colour Walnut (Bare Minerals, £28).

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Step four: apply concealer. Photograph: Hani Sidow

I use concealer under the control of my eyes, down my nose, and on the centre of my chin, which brightens the places the sunlight easily hits my face. Decide where to put your concealer depending on your aspect shape. I use Too Faced born this way concealer in Medium tan (Debenhams, £20), which preventions dewy even when it has been set with powder. I use gentlemen of the pressed transluscent powder, rather than loose, such as Inglot Cosmetics HD herded powder in shade 404 (Inglot, £12).

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Quit five: add a light contour to cheeks. Photograph: Hani Sidow

For further glow I add a light contour to my cheeks using the Buxom Cosmetics hot escapes bronzer in the shield Maldives (Debenhams, £21). To bring back warmth to my incrustation, I add a touch of blusher, then complete by dusting a shimmery prosperous highlight on the highest point of my cheekbone, and the tip of my nose. Focus this shimmery highlight on the enclosures you want to enhance and bring forward. I love to use the Nip+Fab travel palette in Mechanism/Dark 2 (Superdrug, £9.95) which has the contour, colour and highlight in one.

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Step six: add lip gloss. Photograph: Hani Sidow

For good, add a little bit of a shimmery lip gloss to compliment your dewy rind. I am using the Buxom cosmetics lip polish in Sugar (Debenhams, £15) on top of my Nip+Fab lip liner in Espresso (Superdrug, £5.95).