The Skin Care Secret Behind Gabrielle Union’s Luminous Glow

Gabrielle Union has been giving some serious looks while out and about during Paris Men’s Fashion Week 2017 alongside her hubby, Dwayne Wade. On Monday, she stepped out with a pineapple-like updo of cascading curls, a fiery matte red lipstick, and radiantly glowing skin. And according to the Being Mary Jane star’s makeup artist, Vincent Oquendo, the secret to Union’s mesmerizing luminosity lies in a handy little hair removal tool that he uses to prep her skin.

Gabrielle Union was spotted in Paris with glowing skin and voluminous curls. (Photo: Getty Images)

On Instagram, Oquendo shared a photo of a Polaroid he took of the finished look, mentioning in his caption that he used Dermaflash — a patented tool that uses sonic vibration and a proprietary edge for exfoliation and removal of vellus hair (aka peach fuzz) —  to prep her skin. He also recently shared in a statement, “Dermaflash helps to emphasize her glow because this device gives you baby soft skin immediately after you flash.”


After creating the perfectly smooth canvas, Oquendo wanted to make sure he played with a mixture of textures on Union’s face. “We decided to go with a matte lip and contrast it with a lightweight, dewy complexion,” he said.

To further enhance Union’s complexion, he used Nars Sheer Glow foundation as a base, and added touches of Laura Mercier Camouflage concealer.

“I wanted to keep the eyes sheer and light, so I used an Armani Eye Tint, which gave a beautiful, sheer, pearly iridescent glow,” says Oquendo. “I applied that lightly all over the lid. Then I went in with the Kevyn Aucoin Contour Stick to define the crease, and I blended it all out.” To seal the deal and finish off Union’s lovely luminous look, he reached for Kat Von D’s Liquid Lipstick in Nosferatu.

Add in Wade, and it’s no wonder Union’s got that everlasting glow.

Check out the two lovebirds, below, in front of the Eiffel Tower.


Oh Gabby — you glow, girl!

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