I Might as Well Have a PhD in Glossy Skin—Tips for the Most Luminous Complexion


(Image credit: @katiejanehughes)

The Lineup is a monthly series where we're giving you an inside peek at the beauty lineups of cool fashion people, editors, makeup artists, hairstylists, and aestheticians—all the people we trust the most. Get ready for a behind-the-scenes look at all the can't-live-without products that make their worlds go 'round.

Chances are if you have an Instagram account, then celebrity and editorial makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes has popped up in your feed. (She has more than 800,000 followers, so there's just no way around it.) But trust me—hers is the type of content you want to consume. It's not your typical "Instagram makeup"—you know, a heavy (heavy) face, bold eyes and brows, and literally no skin texture. Instead, Hughes likes to post photos and videos of herself applying colorful makeup looks that focus on natural skin, with tips sprinkled in for achieving her signature glow. "I like to keep skin fresh with makeup and use dewy products like Iconic London Underglow Blurring Primer ($29) and top it off up with a light base. Keeping the skin fresh lets me play with color," she says.


(Image credit: @katiejanehughes)

Coming from someone who rarely wears foundation I appreciate this approach to makeup, and how dedicated Hughes is to educating her followers on makeup and skin and texture. She makes a point of talking about pores and how they are totally normal—what's not normal is seeing filtered skin with zero texture. No one needs to wear a full-coverage foundation every single day if they don't want to—flawless skin is still achievable with lighter products like Iconic London's Super Smoother Blurring Skin Tint ($29) that gets the job done. Hughes is all about keeping an open mind. "Everytime you feel like you're stuck in a rut, don't be afraid of something new. Only through trying things do you know whether you like it or not." Now... are you ready try something fresh? Keep scrolling for 15 beauty products Hughes is currently loving.

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Caitie Schlisserman
Beauty Director, Branded Content

Caitie Schlisserman is an L.A.-based beauty director with over a decade of branded content and editorial experience. She joined Who What Wear in 2014 as the first branded content editor and has worked her way up to overseeing the beauty department of the media revenue team. Before Who What Wear, Caitie helped launch FabFitFun's first subscription box and worked at a beauty startup where she assisted in successfully launching the editorial department.