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5 Tips for runway-ready skin

Nina Sutton is a beauty and style expert and on-camera host. She is also the author of the The Chic Moms Guide to Feeling Fabulous. Nina has appeared on shows such as The Doctors, E! Fashion Police, Oprah Winfrey Network, The Ricki Lake ...

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Models have to keep their skin looking fantastic to glow on the catwalk. To keep skin looking fresh and radiant on the runways, makeup artists use these five simple secrets that we can all use on the catwalk of our daily lives.

Pre-makeup facials

Nowadays, you won't just see models getting their hair and makeup done before a fashion show. The prep starts with a five to 10 minute facial, usually consisting of a cleansing with a spinning brush such as the Clarisonic Mia, followed by a moisturizing cloth face mask like the SK II Facial Treatment Mask. We can do the same at home by cleansing our face thoroughly, followed by a cloth mask such as the L'Oreal Advanced RevitaLift Mask .

It's the balm

Before applying makeup, makeup artists will add to the radiance by applying a skin hydrating serum such Skinceuticals B5 Hydrating Serum or a balm, such as Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. Try it at home after your mask and before you apply makeup. Your skin will look so glowing that you won't even need too much makeup.

Sheer foundation

You might think that foundation needs to be applied heavily, but if the skin is flawless, a lighter coat of foundation gives a dewy, youthful finish. Makeup artists often dilute foundation with a small dab of moisturizer to help blend the color into the skin. The other trick of the trade is to use a foundation brush or a sponge for effortless blending.

Skip the bronzer

Yes, this can be done! Sometimes makeup artists create a tan glow by mixing a few drops of a darker foundation in with the regular foundation. This step allows them to create bronzed, flawless skin without additional makeup.

Powder Brush

To set foundation, makeup artists often use translucent powder applied with a kabuki brush or a large, fluffy brush. Using a powder puff can cause too much powder to be applied and create a mask-like, older appearance.

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