How To Get A Glossy Makeup Look That Lasts From Day To Night


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Matte makeup was so last year! What’s trending right now? The glossy makeup look! Adding a dewy texture to your skin, glossy makeup entails all things shine. It leaves you with a gorgeous glow across your face, eyes, and lips. With celebrities like Alia Bhatt, Kiara Advani, and Gigi Hadid sporting the glow, it’s kind of hard not to want it too.


Fret not! We’ve got all your glossy needs covered––here's a step-by-step guide to achieving that glow (and the glossy makeup products you need to achieve it).

The Perfect Glossy Makeup Look


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Looking for the perfect everyday kind of glossy makeup look? This subtle glam approach is the way to go. Giving the no makeup, makeup look a dewy and glossy kind of spin this look is great for when you want to reign in the glam without going over-the-top. The best part about this one is that you can literally wear it during the day and rock it in the evening too.


Step By Step Routine To Create This Look


Step 1: Start With The Base

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Start by priming your skin with a primer. Apply it to your face and neck—this’ll help blur pores and imperfections, and will also create a seamless base for your foundation to go over.


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Manish Malhotra Luminous Moisturising Primer


An oil-free cream primer that comes with a lightweight formula, it leaves your skin with a soft-focus effect. The formula minimises the appearance of pores and has hyper-luminescent micro pearls that leave your skin with an unmatched radiance. It hydrates and nourishes the skin and is sweat, humidity, and water-resistant.


Step 2: Apply Some Foundation

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Dab a small amount of dewy foundation across your face and neck. Blend away, so that it evens out your skin tone and gives you a gorgeous sheen.


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MyGlamm Super Serum Foundation

A foundation formulated with hyaluronic acid, this one has an 8 hour+ longevity and is water-resistant. Enriched with vitamin E, zinc, panthenol, and allantoin, it helps calm and soothe the skin, while protecting it from any damage. The coverage is medium to high and leaves your skin with a dewy, matte finish. The soft-focus product blurs skin imperfections and fine lines, and is suited for all skin types.


Step 3: Apply Concealer


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Apply a concealer to any blemishes, dark spots, and uneven patches on your skin. Make sure to blend it all in, so that your base looks dewy yet even.


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MyGlamm Super Serum Concealer


A cross between skincare and makeup, this concealer does more than just conceal. Enriched with hyaluronic acid and Carica papaya extracts, it has hydrating and antioxidant properties that help treat your skin! With a lightweight texture, the formula has a buildable coverage that aids in blurring imperfections, without weighing down the skin. It has a long-wear comfort and provides your skin with a natural satin finish.



Step 4: Dab On A Blush

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Dab on some blush on the apples of your cheek. Sweep it upwards to create a lifted and sculpted effect.


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Manish Malhotra Luminescent Blush and Highlighter Duo in Secret Glam


A universally flattering duo of two shades, the blush and highlighter texture is featherlight and blendable. With a matte and shimmer finish, the shades are highly pigmented and glide on softly. It has a light sculpting complex, along with micro-spherical powders that give your skin that radiant flush.



Step 5: Add Some Highlights

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Use a highlighter to add a bit of shimmer and shine to your highpoints. For this look, you need to focus on your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose. Remember you need to create that soft focus effect.


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Manish Malhotra Strobing Cream


With a long-lasting, feather-like formula, this strobing cream will leave your skin with that natural glow. Enriched with a blend of 3 hyaluronic acids that provide your skin with intense hydration, the formula also hosts rice starch that controls excess oiliness, liquorice extracts that soothe the skin, and anti-inflammatory sunflower seed oil and rosemary leaf extract that treats the skin. You can use this product either as a primer or mix it with foundation, or even add it to the highpoints of your face for that glow.


Step 6: Put On Shimmer Eyeshadow


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Apply a tiny amount of pink or rose pink eyeshadow to your eyelids. If you’re going for that glossy makeup look, it’s best to opt for something with a bit of shimmer and shine.


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MyGlamm LIT Lip & Eye Sparkles In Kween


Bling it up with the MyGlamm LIT Lip & Eye Sparkles! This loose glitter powder has an impeccable professional makeup finish and a sparkly glitter effect. The formula can be used on your eyes, lips, nails, and cheeks, and leaves you with an ultimate shimmer that can be spotted from miles away.



Step 7: Add A Glossy Eyeliner

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Draw a very fine line with your glossy eyeliner on your upper lash line––avoid creating a dramatic wing or cat eye. It needs to be very precise. You can also use an eye kajal to achieve something similar—just make sure not to go too heavy on the lines. 


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MyGlamm LIT Glossy Liquid Eyeliner in Black Party



This glossy finish eyeliner has up to a 24 hours smudge-proof and waterproof wear. The formula is ultra-pigmented and leaves you with a rich and pigmented colour payoff, with a whole lot of gloss. It’s lightweight and can be worn comfortably all day long. Plus, the fine tip allows for precise application, allowing you to create those perfect wings.


Step 8: Load Up On Mascara


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This glossy makeup look wouldn’t be complete without a whole lot of mascara. Make sure to double coat your lashes with some lengthening and volumising mascara.


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MyGlamm Twist It Mascara


The Twist It Mascara is the perfect answer to all your lash queries. It features an innovative dual-action wand that volumises and curls your lashes. It comes in an intense black, water-resistant formula that is smudge-proof and transfer-resistant.


Step 9: Dab A Little Setting Powder


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The aim is to keep the look glossy, however, you need to avoid any sort of oiliness. If you are experiencing that, use some compact powder on just your t-zone to avoid unnecessary shine.


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MyGlamm Super Serum Compact

A compact powder that is infused with hyaluronic acid, the formula is enriched with vitamin E that acts as an antioxidant and protects skin from damage. It has a buildable coverage that leaves your skin with a smooth and matte finish. The best part is that it doesn’t leave your makeup looking cakey or ashy white, and it is suitable for all skin types.


Step 10: Finish Off With A Glossy Lipstick


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Apply a glossy, high shine lipstick in a nude shade to tie this look together.


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Manish Malhotra Hi-Shine Lipstick In Barely Nude


With intense pigmented colour, this high shine lipstick has high coverage and glossy shine. It has a creamy smooth finish that glides effortlessly in just one swipe. The formula offers UVB protection that leaves your pout with a gorgeous sheen and a beautiful colour.


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Love the glossy makeup look? This guide will help you get it without breaking a sweat. Easy and effortless, the glow is real and glossy is definitely the way to go.


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