You may or may not know, but there is more to makeup than you may expect. From products to techniques to trends and more – which is why, sometimes, we need help from the professionals.

Taylor Kimler, a Brisbane based Makeup Artist, has been a part of the industry for a decade and is here to give you her top five tips to creating a “golden glam” look.

1. Prepping Your Skin

Your makeup only looks as good as your skin looks underneath. Prepping your skin is key to a glowy look. Hydrate with a moisturizer, eye cream and add a liquid highlighter or luminous primer to your skin before any base products.

2. The Right Foundation

A foundation that looks like your own skin is in and heavy foundation and baking with powder is out. Choose a lightweight foundation and just spot conceal areas that need a little extra coverage. I even like to dilute foundations with moisturizer to sheer them out.

3. Luminous Powder

Instead of setting the base with a lot of powder products, go in with a translucent powder through the t-zone to softly mattify any oily areas. Once you’ve gone in with a translucent powder, set the rest of the face with a powder that will keep you glowy. My go-to is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. Luminous Light is my fave!

4. Cream Blush and Highlighter 

Cream blush and highlight is everything. It keeps the skin looking luminous and is perfect for a golden glowy base. I apply mine with a damp beauty blender to really push it into the skin. If you do like a little powder blush, dust some over the top to lock the cream in place and you’ll have extra longevity.

 5. Blending

Blend the eyes until you can blend no more. Soft, blown out edges are key. Lengthen your eyes by dragging the shadow out slightly to create a ‘cat eye’. Wet any shimmery colours that are going on the lid to get an extra pop, and use soft browns and chocolate browns to add depth and line the eyes versus using black.

HMU by Taylor Kimler