January 16, 2022
Code8's tips for your New Year skin glow
Be more mindful. Do more yoga. Learn a new skill. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, these are all great goals. But when was the last time you made a promise to take better care of your skin? Now’s the time to add a skincare resolution to your list, too! When we talk about glowing skin we instantly think of healthy, radiant complexions. But, while that glowy look is a key trend this year, achieving it can be easier said than done. That is, unless you know how! With the right products and a bit of practice, you can create a New Year skin glow faster than you can say ‘lit-from-within’. Here’s Code8’s guide on how to get your skin glowing in 2022.
Be more mindful about your foundation
Foundation – as its name suggests – is the basis for your entire look, so you want to get it right. For a beautiful glow, the type of foundation you use is essential. Look for long-lasting liquid foundations that will refresh and hydrate the skin all day long. Check outCode8’s Day to Night Foundation which contains hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and an anti-wrinkle agent that combine to leave your face looking rested and glowing with radiance.As well as what foundation you use, how you apply it is just as important. For a perfectly even glow, you need to buff (not swipe) your foundation onto your face. Lightly swirl your makeup brush over your skin, starting from the centre and blending outwards. This will give you a flawless, diffused finish.
Wet your makeup brush or sponge
Whether you like to apply your foundation and highlighter with a brush or sponge, there’s one tip that will give your face an instant dewy glow: just add water. To take your radiant makeup look to the next level, simply spritz your brush or sponge with water until it is damp but not dripping. Then dip it into either foundation or powder highlighter for added radiance. Not only does wetting your makeup tools before use ensure the product is applied evenly for a seamless finish, it also helps hydrate your skin for a glorious glow. Remember to wash your makeup brushes and sponges regularly – once a week for foundation brushes, every two to three weeks for powder brushes. This will help reduce dirt and bacteria that can collect on bristles and sponges and keep your skin in tip-top condition.
Boost your glow with highlighter
Start your multiple highlighter quest with theCode8 Highlight HD Palette. This duo of rose gold and bronze highlighter powders is inspired by Farah Fawcett’s luminous skin back in the 1970s and its unique formula has light-reflecting properties to increase radiance and boost skin’s glow whatever your complexion. We recommend using the highlight shade from the Code8 Blush Palette in Rosé to help emphasise your features. Applying a combination of different highlighters on different parts of your face can create a glow that’s completely unique. You can keep on building and blending shades to help highlight every part of your face. The key areas to focus on are cheekbones, brow bones, the bridge of your nose, Cupid’s bow, and the inner corners of your eyes. These are the places sunlight hits your skin – all you need to do is make them shine that little bit more. The places to avoid are smile lines, chin and the centre of your forehead. Use powder rather than highlighter on those areas. Speaking of which…
Remember to set your glow
According to many makeup experts, the most important part of creating your desired look is the final touch. A powder such asCode8’s Matte Velour Powder will keep your glowing look in place all day long. Use the applicator provided (or a big fluffy brush for a more natural, luminous finish) to apply a little powder across your T-zone and any other areas you want to mattify. This will help accentuate your glow in the key areas and banish any shine. Code8’s high-performance, sebum-absorbing powder also allows your skin to breathe while creating coverage that evens out skin tone. Think of it as the final step on your journey towards the ultimate glowy look that stays locked in all day.
Learn how to stay consistent
If there’s one thing your skin loves, it’s consistency. With so many different products on the market, the temptation is to continually mix and match products, trying new ones when you can. However, the more streamlined your make-up bag, the happier (and more glowing) your skin will be. Focus on a few key active ingredients and simplify your skincare routine. Double cleanse and follow with a hyaluronic acid-enriched serum and SPF in the morning and a retinol at night. But you don’t have to rely on serums and creams to get these hydrating ingredients absorbed into your skin. For example,Code8’s Day to Night Foundation contains hyaluronic acid to get your skin glowing. Or for more lightweight coverage, consider usingCode8’s Radiate Beauty Balm. This popular BB cream leaves the skin looking naturally radiant and contains SPF 15 sunscreen to help prevent the signs of ageing, as well as UVA/UVB blockers to control environmental damage. Creating natural-looking skin that glows takes time, patience and products tailored to your skin’s needs. So find your routine and stick to it.
Hydrate your skin from inside out
Arguably the easiest on the list, drinking more water every day is a great way to clear toxins, transport oxygen to the skin cells and create a wrinkle-plumping effect. Try to drink at least two litres of water a day for a healthy, dewy complexion.Make 2022 the year you get glowing by adding Code8’s range of radiance-enhancing products to your makeup bag.