Video: Fast-Track Your Way To A Selfie-Worthy, Radiant Complexion

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Get glowing skin just like Cheryl Fernandez-Versini with our ultimate complexion-radiating secrets...

Radiant skin in winter might sound impossible to achieve but, with our ultimate secrets to cheating your way to a glowing complexion you'll look dazzlingly beautiful and well-rested all season long. 

One of the easiest ways to give your complexion a bright and super-healthy finish is to modify your foundation just as you go to apply it. Jess Tibbits, InStyle's Beauty Writer, employs this amazing trick daily to achieve that radiant glow. 

To nail the look, simply half the amount of foundation you'd normally use on a daily basis then simply add a moisture serum to it. Mix them together in your palm and apply as normal to create a perfectly dewy finish. Check out the video above to see which serum Jess uses on her own skin to create that selfie-ready complexion. 

If, however, you're looking for a more long-lasting radiance (just like Cheryl) there are a wide range of tricks and tips you can try to give your face that gorgeously desirable glow. 

Firstly, you'll want to get your skin off to a good start by drawing our the toxins from your face with a chemical exfoliant; it'll instantly help detach dead skin-cells, increase your cell renewal rate and dramatically smooth your skin. We recommend looking into Dermalogica's extensive exfoliant range to find the perfect one to suit you.

It might sound obviously but to get radiant, dewy skin you should avoid matte foundations and finishing powders at all costs. The heavy coverage may hide your blemishes but it'll make you look more tired than lighter-weight foundations and coverages. 

The fastest way to get the glow is to invest in a decent highlighter; we love Benefit's iconic High Beam luminescent enhancer because it's just so simple to use. All you need to do is dot and blend the liquid over your already-applied make-up on to your cheek and brow bones (or anywhere you want to glimmer for that matter) to give your face a multi-dimensional glow that lasts for hours. It might be a quick fix, but it's definitely one that works...

If you're a tad strapped for cash, you can actually use a natural-toned, shimmering eyeshadow - which you no doubt already have tucked away in your make-up bag - to help highlight certain elements of your face. Lightly dusted on your cupid's bow or on the highest point of your cheek bone, it'll give you that glowing feel minus the splurge on new cosmetics. 

So, there you have it; you're now equipped with the easy and ultra-fast tips to faking that summer glow all year long. Take that, winter!

By Maxine Eggenberger

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