Your Guide To A Flawless Glossy Makeup Look

Want a radiant, youthful glow? Achieve a flawless glossy makeup look with our easy tips and tricks! From skincare prep to lip gloss magic, shine on!

Published On Apr 01, 2024 | Updated On Apr 01, 2024


Hey makeup mavens! Let's talk glow, dewyness, and that lit-from-within look that's been turning heads. Yes, we're diving deep into the world of glossy makeup looks, a trend that's both glamorous and surprisingly easy to achieve.

So, ditch the matte and dust off your shimmer because we're about to get your face radiating like a disco ball (in the best way possible, of course).

A glossy makeup look isn't just about looking like you slipped on a vat of lip gloss (although there's a time and place for that too). It's about creating a healthy, youthful vibrancy on your skin. Think of it as a celebration of your natural beauty, with a touch of extra dewyness and strategic shimmer.

Here's the magic - a glossy makeup look can be dressed up for a night out or toned down for everyday wear. It's all about finding the balance that works for you.


Before we dive into the makeup itself, let's chat about the canvas. Glossy makeup looks thrive on a healthy, well-hydrated base. Here's your pre-glam checklist:

Cleanse and exfoliate: Buff away dead skin cells to create a smooth, even surface for your makeup.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: A lightweight moisturizer is your BFF. Apply it generously and let it sink in before moving on.

Prime time: A dewy primer will create the perfect base for your glossy makeup masterpiece. Look for one with a radiant finish that helps your makeup last longer.


Ditch the matte foundation and opt for a dewy or luminous formula. Apply a sheer layer using a damp beauty blender for a seamless, natural finish.

Even the most radiant skin needs a little TLC. Use a creamy concealer to target dark circles and blemishes.

Powder blush can sometimes dull down the glossy makeup vibe. Opt for a cream or liquid blush in a shade that compliments your skin tone. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks and blend upwards towards your temples.

This is where the magic happens. Grab your favorite highlighter and apply it to the high points of your face – your cheekbones, brow bone, cupid's bow, and down the bridge of your nose (if you like). Here's a tip: for an extra dose of glow, try layering a liquid highlighter under your cream highlighter.

Glossy makeup looks are all about balancing shine. Keep your eye makeup soft and natural. You can use a light wash of shimmery eyeshadow or a touch of metallic eyeliner for a touch of glam. Want to add a subtle wet-look effect? Dab a touch of clear lip gloss (yes, lip gloss) on your eyelids for a hint of shine.

No makeup look is complete without fluttery lashes. Curl your lashes and apply a few coats of mascara for a dramatic or natural look, depending on your preference.

Feathery, natural-looking brows are perfect for this look. Brush them into place with a clear brow gel and fill in any sparse areas with a brow pencil or powder.

This is where the shine truly takes center stage. Now's the time to grab your favorite lip gloss.  For a subtle look, opt for a sheer, nude gloss. Want to make a statement? Go bold with a bright, opaque gloss or even a sparkly lip topper.

Blotting Paper is your friend: Throughout the day, use blotting paper to absorb excess oil without disturbing your glow in your glossy makeup look.

Setting Spray with a dewy finish: Lock in your flawless look with a setting spray that won't mattify your skin and ruin the glossy makeup effect.

Mid-Day touch-up: Keep a lip gloss handy for a quick touch-up throughout the day to revive your glossy makeup look.

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