How to Get That Red Carpet Glow
When award season rolls around, celebrities turn to their army of estheticians and dermatologists to get their skin plump, radiant, and photo-ready. Nice for them, sure, but who among us has the budget to keep an entire glam squad on speed dial? Here’s the good news: You don’t need to! By using the right skincare products and a few key makeup items, you can get similarly gorgeous results right at home. Read on to learn how to get an A-list glow—Hollywood zip code not required.
Our skin is constantly producing new cells, but if we don’t periodically get rid of the old, dead ones, they build up over time, leaving our complexion dull. Exfoliate once or twice a week though, and you’ll slough them away, revealing the fresh, new, glowy skin hiding underneath. Try Avon ANEW Clinical Extra Strength Retexturizing Peel Pads, which contain glycolic acid, or go with a physical exfoliant like Avon ANEW Clean Refining Daily Scrub.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
Any star worth her SAG card knows that proper hydration is essential. After all, the more parched your skin is, the more wrinkles will show. (Not to mention, dry facial skin leads to flaky, uneven foundation!) That’s why celebs are always lugging around jumbo water bottles—and loading on rich moisturizer. To keep your skin soft and plump, try the new Avon NutraEffects line, which hydrates using chia seeds, a superstar ingredient that is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and can hold up to 12 times its weight in water. Choose the Hydration Day Cream for 48 straight hours of serious moisturization, or the Radiance Day Cream, which also hydrates and contains exotic Bird of Paradise seed to brighten skin.
Add some highlights.
Even the most glowing complexion can always benefit from a little extra boost. Get it with highlighter! After putting on foundation, apply Avon True Color Bronzing Pearls (a bronzer and highlighter in one!) on the tops of your cheekbones, above the outer corners of your brows, down the center of your nose, and dotted in your cupid’s bow. If you’re wearing a strappy dress or top, you can even swipe a little on your shoulders and collarbone. The glimmer will catch the light beautifully whether you’re posing for the paparazzi—or just taking a selfie.
Gild your lids.
Let your eyes shine with a wash of shimmery shadow. Try choosing a shade that’s close to your natural skin tone–think luminous beige for light skin or taupe for deeper complexions. This way, the effect is less like makeup and more like a sexy, sparkling second skin. We love Avon True Color 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette. Finish up with a few swipes of black mascara (our pick: Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara), and you’re good to glow!