Let's be honest: Not everyone has the genes to score glass skin. But, thanks to our IG pal @milkeu_tea, we can at least achieve a poreless and almost transparent complexion with makeup and a few photography tricks.
According to her, you'll need a dewy base like Garnier BB Cream, but since this isn't available here yet, you can sub it with pore-blurring and glow-boosting bases. If you've got oily skin, just powder the T-zone to avoid looking too shiny.
VMV Hypoallergenics Skintelligent Beauty Skintangible "Faint"ation Skin Refining Make-Up SPF30, P1,075, Zalora
Bobbi Brown BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35, P2,600, SM Megamall
Then for that *extreme* glow, she turns to Maybelline Master Strobing Stick, a creamy, champagned-colored illuminator. Instead of directly applying the highlighter on the face, she warms the product first on her fingers. This trick makes it easy to blend and gives a more natural-looking radiance.
Maybelline Master Strobing Stick, P399, Lazada
Now, for her ~magic~ trick: Lots of sunlight."This honestly makes the biggest difference," @milkeu_tea emphasized.
Personally, I've heard makeup artists rave about how natural lighting gives the most nakaka-fresh effect. Plus, you'll never have a shortage of sunshine here in the Philippines!
To prove her point, she showed the huge diff between indoor and outdoor photography. But if you're stuck with fluorescent lighting, she suggests adjusting the warmth of your photo (looking at you, VSCO). You can also adjust the brightness settings to remove the unflattering (and aging!) shadows on your face.
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