Golden Hour Makeup
Recreate a luminous golden hour glow any time with our step-by-step guide.
Golden Hour Makeup
Recreate a luminous golden hour glow any time with our step-by-step guide.
Hydrate, prep and protect.
Makeup always sits better on clean, hydrated skin, so if you want a smooth, flawless finish – don’t skip the skincare. This look is all about radiant, dewy skin, so a great, lightweight moisturiser like Moisture Surge™ SPF 25 Sheer Hydrator is a must. This cloud-like cream moisturiser deeply hydrates with hyaluronic acid, aloe-vera bioferment and pro-vitamin D, while SPF 25 provides sheer sun protection with no white cast.
Time to prime.
Prime your skin for radiant, flawless wear with our new makeup-perfecting primer infused with skin-loving ingredients. Our silicone-free NEW Even Better™ Light Reflecting Primer is built with vitamin C and three forms of hyaluronic acid to hydrate and even the look of skin, while billions of prismatic illuminators create a gorgeous, lit-from-within glow to rival golden hour. Apply it all over the face, and wait a minute before applying makeup.
Perfect your base.
Create a flawless, filtered effect with Even Better Clinical™ Serum Foundation SPF 20. Our innovative serum foundation provides buildable full coverage with SPF 20 that feels totally weightless on the skin, yet stays put for 24 hours. Using a Buff Brush or clean fingertips, apply a half-pump of foundation all over the face, starting at the centre and blending outwards.
Sculpt and highlight.
Accentuate your features and add a warm, sun-kissed effect with Chubby Stick™ Sculpting Contour. This creamy bronzing stick creates the illusion of depth and definition in moments. Simply sweep it underneath the cheekbones and blend up to the temples, then apply a little on either side of the nose, and along the jawline and blend well with fingertips, for a more intense bronze, add a light dusting of True Bronze™ Pressed Powder Bronzer on top. Next, apply Chubby Stick™ Sculpting Highlight wherever the golden hour light naturally catches – think the high points of the cheeks, the bridge of the nose, the middle of the forehead and the centre of the chin.
Create a sun-kissed flush.
Channel sunset hues with a touch of natural-looking rosy blush. Chubby Stick™ Cheek Colour Balm creates a healthy-looking glow instantly. Simply dot a little onto the apples of cheeks, then blend with your fingertips up along cheekbones, towards the hairline, tapping any excess on the tip of your nose.
Add a glossy lip.
Bring a touch of glam to your golden hour glow with a slick of Clinique Pop Plush™ Creamy Lip Gloss. This ultra-cushiony, super juicy gloss hugs lips with shine and all-day hydration, thanks to hyaluronic acid, aloe butter, avocado butter and shea butter.
Finish with a summery spritz.
Nothing says summer like a fruity floral fragrance. Clinique My Happy™ Peony Picnic is reminiscent of a sun-drenched floral garden, with notes of blooming peonies and roses, layered with sweet fruity hints of blackcurrant, strawberry, passionfruit and plum.