Let your skin be the hero this season
In this tutorial Shella Martin, Australia’s Makeup Artist of the Year’19 shares her top tips to achieve a LIT skin.
Published 29 July

Do you want to create some lustre and make everything looks like its voluptuous? Follow the steps outlined below and let your skin be the hero this season! 

Step 1

To achieve a LIT skin, start by using Bioderma Micellar H20. For Shella, this is a do-not-leave-house-without product that creates the perfect start point allows for best longevity.

Step 2

Shella also recommends using an eye shadow base such as the Painterly or Groundwork from MAC Eye shadow base’s paint pots. Using the back of your nail, grab only a small amount and apply on your hand first to achieve a fine, almost rubbed-in layer. Then use the fingertips to apply to the eyelids making sure you do not leave any crease marks. 

Tip: You can also use the Groundwork paint pot to shape the eye socket using a brush. This will give a fresh and natural look to the eye. 

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Step 3: 

To continue shaping the eye socket, Shella uses the Hourglass Radiant Bronze light from the NARS Afterglow palette. This palette offers a lot of light and medium tone shades perfect to help push some of your face’s feature back and some forward - dab some of the lighter shades on the centre of the eye.

To create more glow, Shella recommends using one of the medium shades and applying it underneath the eye using a brush. The next step is to use Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler followed by the Kevyn Aucoin Volume Mascara for extra volume of the eyelashes. 

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Step 4:  

Shella then recommends spraying or patting the MAC fix+ setting spray onto the skin to help set the products. She then continues by applying Clarins Santal Treatment Oil to moisture the skin further and add an extra layer for the products to go on top of. 


Step 5: 

Now let’s brighten the face! To add instant light across the whole face, Shella evenly applies some of Modelsprefer Liquid Light Brightening Primer. To remove some of the shadows down on the side of the face, MAC Prep+Prime Concealer helps you add light to a more youthful, radiant and effortless look. 

If you want to add a bit of foundation to your face, the MAC Face and Body Foundation is light and perfectly blends in the skin - Shella recommends using one of Rae Morris’ brushes for a flawless application. 

Tip: Make sure you apply some of the MAC Face and Body Foundation on the neck and chest to match the colour of the face. 

Step 6: 

To sculpt and create definition around the cheeks, Shella loves using Tom Ford’s Shade and Illuminate Palette. She recommends using the illuminate shade to bring more light to the side of the face. 

For an ultimate lightning of the face, Shella uses Stila’s Incandescence and RMS Living Luminizer. The luminizer can be easily applied through the centre of the face – eyes, lips and last third of eyebrows to give a sun-kisses glow. You can then flush your cheeks with the luminous incandescence using a brush and your fingertips to pat it in.


Step 7:

Shella then uses the beautiful frosted section of the NARS Laguna Palette onto the top of the eyes to accentuate and create a voluptuous tone in the centre of the eye. 


After everything looks radiant, Shella recommends using the Rae Morris Invisible Mattifier to cover the sections where the sun might over hit. Follow up this step by using MAC Fix Plus Magic Radiance across the skin and rub it in for a longer lasting look. To finish off the skin, add a small amount of MAC Fix Plus Strobe Cream.

The final touch to this LIT skin preparation is the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil to give a casual and effortless structure to the lips. 

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