Friday, February 13, 2015

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

We all love adding a little bit of glow to accentuate cheekbones and underneath your eyes. You might not want to be as shiny as a diamond, because then you just look sweaty, so the key is to add subtle shimmer without looking like you stepped out of the gym. I probably own way too many highlighting products, but here are some of the ones I've found work amazingly.

1. MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter in Light Boost. This is supposedly the product Kim K swears by for her undereye glow. I wouldn't really use this as a concealer; rather, sweep it on the high points of the face where you want the light to reflect. I love the clickable pen formula, as it's great for travel and touch ups on the go.
2. YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch. I'm imagining this is a staple product in any makeup addict's kit. The cult favorite also delivers a highlighting formula in a clickable pen, although it's a bit sheerer and glowier than the MAC one. I really like to use this to brighten under my eyes and it works on top of concealer, as well as cheekbones.
3. The Body Shop Radiant Highlighter. For those who like to get more than one use out of their product, this one's for you. You can use it as a primer, mixed in with your foundation, or placed on top of a full-face to add extra shimmer. The pink tone works with all skin tones and has the added benefit of vitamin E to sooth skin.
4. Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Starlight. Although candlelight is also an amazing highlighter that everyone raves about, I actually prefer the newer starlight version. The peachier tones add a hint more of color and work well with bronzer/more natural blushes. Sometimes powder highlighters can accentuate pores and make you look greasy if you apply too much, but you'll have a hard time doing that with this finely-milled powder.
5. MAC Cream Color Base in Hush. Okay I lied--there's another multitasking product. This one has a firmer texture than the Body Shop one, despite it also being a cream base. It can also be used as an eyeshadow/under brow highlight, and the variety of colors is sure to please depending on your preference.

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  1. Products 2, 3 and 4 look right up my alley! They're gorgeous!

  2. I loved the mac prep and prime. Such a good product! good choices!

  3. I tried the Body Shop highlighter and absolutely loved it. I decided against buying it, though, because I really didn't want it laying around all winter long. I'm definitely going to pick it up once spring comes around.

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