Golden Hour Makeup - How to Capture the Light

June 18, 2024

Golden Hour Makeup - How to Capture the Light

Have you ever noticed how the light during golden hour makes everything look better? Every photo you take during golden hour is your best photo? The warm, soft glow can make your skin appear flawless and radiant. But what if you could recreate that stunning golden hour light with makeup? Let's dive into how you can achieve a flattering golden hour makeup look using illuminating products.

Why is the Golden Hour Light so Flattering?

The golden hour, also known as the magic hour, occurs during the first hour of light after sunrise and the last hour of light before sunset. During this time, the sun is low in the sky, creating a soft, warm glow that enhances the natural beauty of everything it touches. The light is diffused and golden, which helps to minimize imperfections and create a flattering effect on the skin.

Recreating the Golden Hour with Makeup

To recreate the flattering light of the golden hour with makeup, you can use products that have illuminating and hydrating properties. The Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector is Laura Mercier's skin-perfecting secret to a flawless, dewy, no-makeup-makeup look. 

Another key product to include in your golden hour makeup routine is the Translucent Loose Setting Powder Light Catcher. This setting powder is designed to create a radiant finish and blur imperfections with a multidimensional pearl blend that helps you achieve a flawless complexion that mimics the soft, diffused light of the golden hour. Plus, it sets makeup for 12 hours. Our artists recommend applying with the Velour Puff.

Keep the Glow going with RoseGlow Liquid Highlighter. Its unique blend of warm and cool tones brings life and light to your makeup in the most sophisticated way.​

Skin-Kissed Cheeks

Golden hour makeup calls for a sun-kissed cheek. Depending on your mood, you may opt for a different color. Apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks, blending it upwards towards your temples. For powder blush, use Cheek Color Brush.

Red: Blush Color Infusion in Grapefruit or Tinted Moisturizer Blush in Cherry Orchard are the perfect shade to create a sun-kissed flush that looks vibrant, flushed-looking cheek.

Peach, Coral & Apricot: For a more versatile golden hour look, you'll want to select from peach, coral, or apricot, depending on your skin tone. For a powder blush, choose from Blush Color Infusion in Bellini or Peach. We also recommend Tinted Moisturizer Blush in Mediterranee, Corsica or Southbound.

Golden Hour Eye Makeup

RoseGlow Caviar Stick Eye Shadow is the perfect choice for golden hour eye makeup because their shimmering finish catches the light beautifully. The long-lasting formula ensures that your eye makeup stays put throughout the evening, so you can enjoy the golden hour without worrying about touch-ups. With RoseGlow Caviar Sticks, you can easily create a stunning golden hour eye makeup look that will turn heads and make you feel like a beauty expert. 

Finishing Touches

To complete your golden hour makeup look, opt for a warm coral lip shade. This color choice complements the warm, golden tones of the golden hour light and adds a touch of brightness to your overall look. Pairing this lip shade with your luminous skin will create a harmonious and flattering makeup look that is perfect for any occasion.

By incorporating illuminating products like the Translucent Loose Setting Powder Light Catcher into your makeup routine, you can achieve a flawless and radiant look that mimics the flattering light of the golden hour. Embrace the magic of the golden hour with your makeup and watch as your skin glows with natural beauty.