Have you ever wanted that Californian je ne sais quois skin glow? Nila Haran, from Beauty By Nila tells us how she achieved this look on model Thanuska during our spring editorial.

Glowing skin is the most coveted look of the spring season and I had so much fun creating this look on our model. Spring is about finally shedding all the layers we wear during winter, and finally letting the sun kiss our skin. Here’s my step-by-step breakdown of this look.



Prepping your skin is the most important step of this entire look, and good skin is even more so important when creating a sheer glowy look like this one.

Exfoliate the skin using your favorite buffing cream or scrub and follow with moisturizer.

Some of my favorite scrubs / exfoliators:



  1. Prime
  2. Base
    • Create the base using a sheer foundation (Model is wearing “MAC Face & Body Foundation“) applied all over her skin to create a flawless base.
  3. Conceal
  4. Contour
  5. Glow
    • Using your favorite highlighter, sweep some light onto the high points of the face, such as cheek bones, tips of the nose, arch of the brow and temples (Model is wearing “Beauty By Nila Cosmetics Highlighter” in Lumos)





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et voilà…Glowing Sun kissed perfection!

You can tweak these steps slightly if you have oily skin by using a matte sheer coverage foundation and primer, and applying highlight on just your cheekbones.

Thanks for following along! Let me know how it turns out by posting in the comments below…

– Nila

Nila Haran, is an international Make-Up/Hair Artist & founder of Beauty By Nila CosmeticsShe specializes in Indian, South-Indian & Sri-Lankan Bridal Makeup and Hair