Get the look: Glowing skin

One of the most coveted looks on the red carpet is a fresh face with glowing skin and barely-there makeup.

“Probably the biggest thing on red carpets is skin,” says Toronto-based makeup artist Lucky Bromhead, who has worked this natural look on celebrities like Lauren Conrad, MTV’s Sharlene Chiu and even KISS front man Gene Simmons.

We’ve loved this look on stars like Gisele Bundchen, Kate Bosworth and Cate Blanchett, who often like to keep things au natural.


“Having exfoliated and moisturized skin is tantamount to everything else, because the less makeup you put on, skin-wise, the better you’re going to look,” explains Lucky.

And, of course, the amount of assistance your skin requires to get that coveted glow depends on age. “If you’re 40 or above, you might need a little extra help than just a BB cream, like a light foundation. And cover up only when needed, though that works for any age because you don’t want to have that reverse raccoon thing going on!”

Another aid to the healthy glow that’s widely available and popular is illuminator, which Lucky prefers over contour. “In many cases they make the face look fresher and younger by reflecting light. Over-contouring can make you look gaunt or look really obvious, like you’ve painted another face on top of your own.”

So next time you’re looking to step out and let your skin do the talking, remember Lucky’s tips:

    1. Exfoliate and moisturize regularly.
    2. If you’re younger, try a tinted moisturizer. If you’re older, a light foundation.
    3. Only use cover up where absolutely needed.
    4. Try an illuminator for an even more youthful shimmer.

    And try Lucky’s top face products:

    See who's rocking a fresh face on the Grammys red carpet, Jan. 26 at 6:30 pm on City.

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