Gigi Hadid continues to reign supreme in 2016. While in 2015 she nabbed a coveted spot on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway and landed a role as the new face of Maybelline cosmetics, 2016 has been just as incredible. As well as killing it at the iHeartradio awards, which she hosted, she also shut down body shamers in an eloquent Instagram post. And while there's no arguing that Hadid truly shines in the spotlight, we can't help but notice the shine her perfectly dewy skin gives off too (seriously, it's like a baby cherub's or something).
To find out how to get our own Gigi-worthy complexion, we turned to—who else?—her makeup artist, Patrick Ta. The cosmetic guru lent some all-star advice for how to get that lit-from-within glow, like Gigi's with many products that won't break the bank. A charitable man, he is.
To learn how to get your glow on, keep scrolling!
You've heard it 1000 times: Exfoliate for smooth, glowing skin. Well, here's 1001. Ta says the secret to Gigi-like skin is starting off with a good scrub to slough off those dry, tired skin cells and unveil a fresh canvas. We love this energising exfoliator by Origins that's like a cup of coffee for your face.
Start with a primer; Ta says it's the key foundation for luminous skin and achieving that "glow from within." After applying this pore-hiding miracle formula, Ta suggests swiping on Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream (£8) for a "fresh, natural" look.
What is "strobe cream," you ask? Just a flawless complexion in a bottle, that's all. If you prefer more coverage that just a CC cream has to offer, Ta says to apply this before the foundation of your choice (preferably one without a matte or powder finish).
Purchasing a bottle of Armani liquid illuminator may force us to eat ramen noodles for a week to make up for its steep price tag, but Ta says you only need one drop to execute a Gigi-esque glow. Phew. That makes us feel a bit better.
This highlighter—a collaboration between Becca and YouTuber Jaclyn Hill—sold out in only four hours, and we totally understand why. Ta does too, which is why he uses it on "a wide range of skin tones." Consider this a purse must-have. Ta suggests applying it with a fan brush on the high points of your cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, and on your cupid's bow. Finally, Ta says to set everything with MAC Prep + Prime (£10) to "allow the powder to melt into your skin to give it a more glossy, dewy finish." Now glow on with your bad self.
What's your favourite celebrity trademark look? Are you a fan of Gigi's glow? Tell us in the comments!