How To Do A Glow Job

Stand down, Outraged of Welwyn Garden City, I said How To Do A Glow Job not blow job! To be honest, I’m almost forty and still couldn’t tell you how to do the latter that well, so the chances of me writing a post about it (or – urgh – making a video) are slim.


I mean I’m not saying I’m particularly bad at it (must ask) just that it’s a pretty obscure thing to do a step-by-step on and I can’t imagine a video tutorial would get past the censors on Youtube. Although pretty much everything else seems to get past them so maybe it would be worth a punt…

Anyway, it’s a Glow Job how-to not a Blow Job how-to and for this totally non-explicit filming session I was joined by the wonderful Lisa Caldognetto, who is a busy working London makeup artist. She has a signature skin prep routine that she calls The Glow Job and she kindly offered to demonstrate it. It’s 50% skincare and 50% makeup, really, when you break it down – a refreshing change from the usual heavy-on-the-base add-a-load-of-shimmery-highlight routine that you see so much of.

The Glow Job technique relies on adding the glow at the bottom of the pile – so creating a really glossy, plumped-out and dewy base layer and then adding minimal coverage so that the natural juiciness of the skin really shows through. The startling thing about this look is that there’s no foundation used – it relies on having relatively good skin to start with, admittedly, but it’s a nice reminder that you can go easy on the coverage and still look perfected and polished.

I’ve listed the products that Lisa used below the video pane, but please do watch the tutorial to see how Lisa applies each step – she has a lovely way of using Weleda’s Skin Food, for example, and a very light touch with her makeup brushes. It’s always so interesting to see session makeup artists at work, they’re a total mine of information.

You can find Lisa on Instagram @lisacaldognettomakeup

Lisa Used:

Caudalie Eixir*:

Hada Labo Serum*:

Weleda Skin Food*:

Hollywood Flawless Filter Shade 3*:

My Kitco Flawless Face Small Brush 0.21 Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer 3*:

My Kitco Soft Concealing Brush 0.17 Chanel Soliel Tan de Chanel*:

My Kitco Flawless Face Medium 0.22

Charlotte Tilbury Peachgasm Wand*:

Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish powder*:

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    • March 14, 2020 / 8:47 am

      Yes her skin is so gorgeous ..I absolutely love charlotte tilbury as well. @@lisacaldognettomakeup tips are amazing definitely getting hada serum

  1. January 23, 2020 / 3:45 pm

    You are the make up queen . Enjoy reading your posts
    Tina wimpernverlängerung

  2. December 19, 2019 / 1:34 pm

    The How-to Blow Job video, though maybe helpful, would have been a surprise to see on your channel indeed.
    And difficult to film, I assume.

    Anne from “Doctor Anne”

  3. JoAnn Moran
    December 17, 2019 / 1:33 pm

    You always make me laugh. Thank you and Merry Christmas. Because I’m 58, and closer to your mum’s age, I imagine her saying things like, “That one’s a character.” Hope you and your little family make some happy memories together. I would tell my younger self to stop cleaning and arranging so much, and sit down and play with the kids.

    • December 17, 2019 / 8:48 pm

      Thank you, that is excellent advice, much appreciated! xx

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