If you’re curious about how to achieve a dewy, radiant glow, Sarah shares her super comprehensive routine for you to play with at home.
ILIA has always been our go-to for lightweight luminosity and a fresh, dewy face—what's your ideal routine to showcase and highlight skin—not cover it?
“We love skin that looks like skin—and thankfully each ILIA product is crafted to let your skin look and feel alive so we make it easy to achieve this without extra skills or tools."
"My ideal glowy complexion always starts by pressing a dime-sized amount of the True Skin Radiant Priming Serum into my skin once my skincare has fully absorbed. It's one of those products that kind of does a little bit of everything. It's a lightweight, gel primer that helps to hydrate, smooth and protect skin from everyday pollution. Plus it regulates excess shine with mastic that helps to mattify—giving you a longer wear. It can even be worn alone on no-makeup days. Make sure to let this set down for ~2 minutes before moving onto your next complexion step. You'll know that it's set when it's silky, not sticky."
"Next, I take 2-3 pumps of the Liquid Light Serum Highlighter in Nova and massage that into my skin all over, like an all-over brightener. This isn't typically the way people think of using this product but it's my favorite. It gives a gorgeous lit-from-within glow from under your choice of foundation plus it has marine actives which help to boost protection against pollution. You can also mix it into other products to add more radiance—the True Skin Radiant Priming Serum, choice of Foundation or Concealer, the Color Haze Multi-Matte Pigment, or even your skincare and body care!"
"This next step is when the magic happens. If you haven't yet tried the Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 yet, it will become your new holy grail. This 3-in-1, tinted serum combines makeup + skincare + SPF into one step, saving you precious time in the day and let's not forget a few pretty pennies. Your skin will look fresh and even, thanks to the light coverage and dewy, skin-like finish. I simply shake (vigorously), squeeze the dropper 3x to pick up freshly mixed pigment, and press a quarter-coin sized amount onto skin that's been prepped with the True Skin Radiant Priming Serum and Liquid Light Serum Highlighter. I feel great knowing that my skin looks natural, and I'm protected against UVA/UVB/UVC (from the sun) as well as blue light (from screens) and infrared."
Set it, don’t forget it!
What swaps (if any) do you make for different seasons? For example, do you move from a lightweight foundation to the Super Serum Skin Tint in the summer? Do you use a creamy bronzer, like the Illuminator in Summertime instead of powder?
“We are all about the makeup wardrobe here at ILIA. Why choose? Everyone's skin and preferences are so unique and can vary based on the day, occasion, location, etc. Generally, most people love wearing our Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 year round as their daily-go-to foundation (with protection) and will grab our True Skin Serum Foundation when they'd like more coverage (at night) or need it to last longer (think: makeup for a wedding). Since both formulas are lightweight when applied correctly, we really think it comes down to preference and recommend having both to allow for that flexibility. We recommend switching up your skincare as your skin's needs change instead!”
“We worked with a dermatologist on our Super Serum Skin Tint and True Skin Serum Foundation and know it's non-comedogenic. The Super Serum Skin Tint is also certified as safe for sensitive skin. Our Limitless Lash Mascara is ophthalmologist tested and certified safe for sensitive eyes. We formulate and test our products because we care about people and skin that struggle to find products for them when they need a more tender touch.”
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