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Having a warm glow look can be achieved even if the sun is shying away by donning the golden hour makeup. Yes, this beauty trend has been making social media platforms buzz with countless videos because of the promise of a goddess-level glow.

Golden Hour Makeup

The golden hour makeup look is all about capturing the ethereal glow of the sunrise or sunset. Makeup artists have mastered the art of strategic highlighting, layering luminous pigments to mimic the transformative effects of the golden hour on the skin. 

This trend has become a sensation, with beauty enthusiasts recreating the warm, radiant glow using products like tinted sunscreen, serum, and highlighting powders. This look works whether you are aiming for a subtle "no-makeup" makeup look or a more glam effect. The golden hour makeup trend offers a timeless, radiant aesthetic that enhances your natural beauty.

1. Hydrate Your Skin

To achieve that goddess-level glow, experts recommend prepping the skin with hydrating products like Sonia Roselli Water Balm Skin Prep, which is a ceramide-rich moisturizer and makeup primer in one. 

You can also go with Clinique's Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, a gel cream with aloe vera bio-ferment and hyaluronic acid for glowing, hydrated skin.

2. Bronzing Drops

Bronzing drops take center stage in this makeup trend. Start by applying bronzing drops to your forehead for a sun-kissed glow using products like Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Bronzing Drops with Peptides.

This product is not only rich in antioxidants, but also infused with peptides that boost skin elasticity. The formulation provides a bronzy wash of color while supporting a healthy barrier function. It is suitable for all skin types and helps with dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness, thanks to ingredients like cocoa extract, matrixyl 3000 peptide blend, and chronocyclin. 

3. Eyeshadow Game

For the eyes, sweep on a darker gold eyeshadow across her lids, accentuating them with a lighter shade in the center for a pop. Sweep a darker gold eyeshadow over your lids and add a lighter shade in the center for depth. Maybelline's 24K Nudes Gold Eyeshadow Palette offers 12 dazzling, high-pigment shades infused with metallic gold. The creamy, blendable powder allows for custom eye makeup looks, from sparkling gold to aubergine spark. It includes a dual-ended eyeshadow applicator for easy application.

4. Golden Lips

The lips are defined with a brown-based lip liner before finishing with a luscious gold lip gloss. Define your lips with a brown-based lip liner and finish with a gold lip gloss.

The NYX Professional Makeup Slim Lip Pencil in Nude Beige is a staple for any makeup enthusiast. Its buttery-soft formula and long-wearing finish make it perfect for defining and enhancing your lips. Plus, with 31 versatile shades to choose from, you can match your lips to the rest of your golden hour makeup.

For the lip gloss, shine with Pat McGrath Labs Lust: Lip Gloss. This high-shine gloss not only delivers dazzling color but also hydrates and smooths lips, giving them a fuller look. The balm-like formula is lightweight and non-sticky, providing sheer-to-saturated coverage with multidimensional shimmer. The precision applicator ensures easy and precise application for a lustrous, stained-glass effect. Plus, it's cruelty-free, so you can feel good about your glam.

5. Extra Shine

Use a spray highlighter or loose bronze powder like BH Prism Loose Powder Highlighter Bronze on the shoulders to ensure every inch is kissed by radiance. Illuminate your features with this product as the triple-milled powder formula blends effortlessly into the skin, creating a radiant, multi-dimensional glow on the face, eyes, and body. Available in three shimmering shades, this highlighter is perfect for adding a luminous touch to your look.

Remember, this makeup trend is all about sun-kissed glowing skin, so opt for sheer foundations, creamy blushes, and natural eyeshadow tones with sparkling textures. Adjust your shades to complement your skin tone and have fun experimenting with the golden hour glow!

Get the trendy warm glow of the golden hour look with this step-by-step tutorial and top makeup choices.