While the Golden Globes may have taken over your Insta feeds days ago, I’m still obsessively lurking images for my own makeup mood board. My fave look? Lea Michele‘s glow-y skin. For the afterparty circuit, the actress made her way to the red carpet wearing a sultry smoky eye, luscious lashes, and pretty rosy lip. But as a skin editor, I couldn’t help but be more enamored with her radiant complexion. With that being said, I did what any good reporter would do: I stalked her makeup artist, Meredith Baraf, for the exact cocktail of products that gave Michele that coveted lit-from-within glow. Here’s what I learned.
Baraf tells Allure that she credits Michele’s dewy finish to a customized Japanese skin-care treatment called the Skin Inc My Daily Dose serum. If you’re not familiar with Skin Inc’s My Daily Dose, here’s a quick refresher: It’s a custom-made serum you create online. But before purchasing your treatment, you have to figure out your skin’s exact needs by completing a Skin Identity Quiz. During this “test,” you’ll answer a few questions on your skin-care routine, lifestyle habits, and skin issues, which will eventually lead you to a customized evaluation with the top three ingredients needed for your made-for-you serum.
Going back to Michele’s cocktail treatment, Baraf says the actress’s serum was made with these three ingredients: Soothing licorice, which targets redness, antioxidant-rich chlorella, which helps improve skin’s elasticity, and brightening vitamin C to smooth texture and lighten dark spots. All together, these three powerhouse ingredients helped give the star a seriously gorgeous glow. “I wanted to keep Lea’s skin looking healthy and glowing without sacrificing longevity,” Baraf tells Allure.
More on how to get glow-y skin:
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- 13 Awesome Highlighters That’ll Give You the Glow-y Complexion of Your Dreams
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And with that, I’m officially dubbing this one of the easiest tricks for obtaining Lea Michele’s glow-y skin. No bronzer required. (OK, fine, maybe there was some bronzer involved.)
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