By Wallia Khairi
Tue, 03, 24

This week, You! shares tips and tricks on how you can master the radiant, flawless makeup look…



There’s an irresistible allure to the natural, glowy makeup look. Whether you’re a fan of full glam or prefer the au naturale vibe with radiant skin, there’s something magical about finding that sweet spot in between. Natural makeup isn’t just reserved for casual days; it’s a versatile option for any occasion. When you’re craving a break from your signature red lipstick or beloved smokey eyeshadow, a toned-down beauty look becomes your best friend. A flawless, dewy skin paired with flattering neutral tones that enhance your complexion, resulting in a seamlessly natural appearance.

The secret to achieving a luminous makeup look that appears natural lies in selecting the right products and mastering the application techniques. This week, You! is here to lead the way and help you master that radiant, flawless makeup look…

Prime your face

Whether you’re aiming for a subtle, natural glow or a look with a bit more wow factor, one thing’s for sure: priming your face is essential. This simple step not only helps your makeup adhere better but also ensures it lasts longer throughout the day.

For that extra luminous touch, we highly recommend using an illuminating makeup primer. Not only does it provide an instant brightening effect, but it also works wonders in evening out your skin tone over time. Simply use your fingers to smooth the lightweight formula onto clean, dry skin, ensuring a flawless base for the rest of your glowy makeup routine.

Even out the canvas


Reach for a lightweight, hydrating formula for that skin-like finish we all adore. Grab your trusty makeup sponge and blend away for a seamless look that’s as flawless as you are!

Feeling like you need a little extra coverage in certain spots? Say hello to concealer! Choose one with medium coverage and a radiant finish to banish any imperfections with a touch of glowy magic.

Achieve a rosy flush

For a truly natural-looking blush, it’s all about the formula and application technique. Go with a creamy blush for a rosy flush that mimics a natural, lit-from-within glow. Warm up the product on your fingers first. Now, let’s apply it! Put on a smile and use two fingers to gently tap the blush onto the apples of your cheeks. Then, blend upwards along your cheekbones for a seamless, believable glow.

But wait, there’s more! When it comes to achieving that coveted glowy look, nothing beats sun-kissed, bronzed skin. Fake a natural summer glow with your favourite bronzer. Grab a large, fluffy brush and lightly dust a buildable bronzer onto areas where the sun would naturally hit - cheekbones, nose, and the centre of your forehead.

Dial up your glow

Ready to take your glowy makeup look to the next level? Let’s add some extra luminosity with a touch of highlighter. Trust us, no glowy makeup look is complete without it!

Start by warming up the highlighter with your fingertips. Then, gently dot and tap it onto the high points of your face - cheekbones and browbones - for that ethereal glow. Blend it under your arches to softly sculpt and define your features.

But we’re not done yet! Finish off by tapping a bit of highlighter down the centre of your nose, on the top of your cupid’s bow, and at the tip of your chin. This final touch will give you instant, natural-looking radiance that’s bound to turn heads wherever you go.

Define your arches

Defined eyebrows may not be the MVP of a glowy makeup look, but they sure do pull everything together. Too bold, though, and your look can go from subtle to statement in seconds. But fear not! Achieving defined brows is easier than you think.

Simply brush a brow gel through your arches to add colour and shape without going overboard. For a fuller look, try the brushed-up effect by teasing strands upwards with the built-in brush. Then, use the pencil end to sketch in definition with short, sharp strokes mimicking natural hair.

Finish with a sweep of eyebrow mascara to plump and hold your brow shape in place. Voila! Effortlessly defined brows that perfectly complement your glowy makeup look.

Reach for eyeshadow

Now, it’s decision time - do you want to keep it low-key or dive into full-on glowy glam? If you’re leaning towards a more subtle look, you can skip the eyeshadow altogether. But if you’re craving a bit more radiance, it’s time to break out the eyeshadow palette.

Embrace the golden tones in your glowing base by reaching for a stunning coppery shade. Apply this luxurious shadow all over your lid, letting its luminosity enhance your natural glow. Then, to add depth and dimension, define your crease with a slightly darker hue. This simple yet effective technique will elevate your look, giving your eyes a mesmerising allure that’s impossible to ignore. Whether you’re keeping it low-key or going full-on glam, a touch of eyeshadow is the perfect way to enhance your natural beauty.

Line your eyes

Who says opting for a natural makeup look means you have to skip eyeliner? Not us! But let’s switch things up a bit. Instead of reaching for your trusty black liquid liner, why not try a coffee or caramel tone for a more subtle definition?

Grab a pencil kohl liner in your chosen shade and trace it along your upper and lower lash lines. This will add a hint of sultry, eye-catching colour without the intensity of a jet-black liner. It’s the perfect way to enhance your eyes without stealing the spotlight from your natural beauty. And the best part? It’s fool proof!

Now, lightly trace your upper lash line with a brown pencil eyeliner. As you reach the outer corner of your eye, gently flick the liner upward to create a soft, subtle wing. This delicate touch will frame your eyes beautifully, adding just the right amount of flair to your look.

Swipe on mascara

Complete your eye makeup masterpiece with a few generous coats of mascara. But hold up - let’s switch things up from the classic deep black. Instead, let’s embrace the warm, bronzy tones of your glowy makeup vibe with a dark brown mascara. This subtle shift in colour perfectly complements your overall look, adding depth and dimension to your lashes.

Choose a volumising mascara with a multi-level bristle brush. This powerhouse tool ensures that each lash is coated from corner to corner, delivering impressive volume that lasts all day long.

Add lip gloss

From our perspective, nothing complements a glowy, bronze makeup look quite like a hydrating lip gloss. It’s the cherry on top, the finishing touch that ties everything together. Complete your natural aesthetic by adding a touch of dewy, glossy tint to your lips. The lightweight formula is a game-changer - it not only provides instant moisture and conditioning but also delivers a sheer wash of natural-looking colour.

For a subtle, barely-there nude lip moment, opt for a natural shade that enhances your lips’ natural beauty. But if you’re feeling bold and adventurous, why not go for a warm coral shade? It’s vibrant, it’s lively, and it practically screams spring or summer. With this pop of colour on your lips, you’ll be ready to take on the world with confidence and style.

Seal the deal

And finally, to seal the deal on your stunning glowy makeup creation, reach for your go-to setting spray. This last step is crucial for ensuring your masterpiece stays put throughout the day or night. Going with a non-comedogenic formula will keep your pores clear and your skin happy while locking your makeup into place. With a quick spritz, you’ll enjoy all-day, smudge-proof wear, allowing you to shine bright without any worry.

C R E D I T S : Text: Wallia Khairi : Azekah Daniel Photography: Yasser Sadiq Styling: Ebrahim Jaliawala Hair & Makeup: Adeel Sahir Coordination: Thomas Fernandes