Bright and dewy skin
Start with a primer that will color-correct your skin tone to even it out. Try applying the primer only on the center of your face to draw in more light to the area—this will create a soft contour on your face. Then, blend in your brightening foundation with a damp sponge for a seamless finish.
Try: Estee Lauder Crescent White Brightening Makeup Base, P2,920 and Estee Lauder Crescent White Hydra-Bright Essence Makeup, P3,420, Essenses Rockwell
If you need extra help in concealing your problem areas—redness on your cheeks, dark under eye circles, acne scars—try using color-correcting concealers and powders. They will neutralize and brighten the areas instantly.
Try: Stila Correct & Perfect All-In-One Color Correcting Palette, P2,050, Rustan’s Shangri-La
Fake a healthy flush
Use a liquid or cream blush in a pretty peachy-pink color to add some color to your cheeks.
Try: Perricone No Blush Blush, P1,750, Rustan’s Shangri-La
Fake a glow, too!
Ever wondered how some celebs just seem to GLOW all the freaking time? It’s probably partly because of highlighter. Dot some liquid highlighter on the top of your cheeks and the bridge of the your nose, and blend it out with a stippling brush or your fingers. This will give your skin a healthy glow that is absolutely TDF!
Try: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone, P972, Sephora.ph
Brighten your eyes
Nothing makes you look healthy and well-rested than big, bright eyes. Line your waterline with a silver eyeliner to draw in more light—you’ll instantly look more awake.
Try: MAC Technakohl Liner in Sterling Silver, P1,050, SM Aura
Pick your lipsticks wisely
Choose lipsticks that are soft nudes, pinks, pinky-peach, and even mauve. While satin finishes are the obvious choice for fresh-looking makeup, you can also try swiping on soft matte lippies—they can look just as gorgeous if you prep your lips with a bit of lip balm prior to application.
Try: Happy Skin Moisturizing Matte Lippie in Honeymoon Glow, happyskin.com
Open up your eyes
You can never go wrong with a few swipes of mascara! Curl your lashes and apply a coat or two—hello, bright eyes!
Try: Maybelline Lash Sensational, P429, available in May 2016
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