Friday, February 18, 2011

That Dewy Glow

We all know that too much shine can be a bad thing when it comes to your makeup…but it is important to have your face looking dewy and fresh. If skin is too matte, makeup can look dull and caked on. I also believe that glowing skin takes at least a few years off. J

There is no better example of this than Jennifer Lopez. I know for a fact that her makeup artists use highlighter on her skin (in addition to bronzer). See how it helps sculpt her cheekbones and makes her skin look luminescent all over?
I have found the best way to achieve the perfect glow is to use a liquid highlighter. This was a recent discovery of mine, but one that has been transformative. Every time I am doing my makeup, this is my final step.

It helps to start with a lightweight, oil-free foundation and translucent or mineral-based powder. Once you have applied and set your makeup, dab a small amount of liquid highlighter and blend into the following places:

* just above cupid's bow of the lips
* temples
* bridge of the nose
* brow bones
* cheekbones
* inner corners of the eyes
Products in every price range:
1) Benefit High Beam - $24.00
2) Boots No7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion - $12.99
3) e.l.f Shimmering Facial Whip - $1.00

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2 comments :

Anonymous said...

I love this makeup look! Now I know the secret tip! : ) I'm going to get me some of this for sure! I think I have told you this no less then 345,682 times, but I'm loving this blog!
*Lynn*

Patty H said...

Great reminder I was using a blush that was from my local favorite store Odalisque but it broke in my luggage and now I'm going to get the High Beam. I felt the same way when I discovered an eyebrown pen also from Odalisque it's like a magic marker and I LOVE it.

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