Sunday, June 22, 2014

That summer glow...

It's officially summer time! I can't believe how fast this year is going by - I feel like I said that all the time, getting older symptom perhaps ? - summer is here and I'm so ready. I won't be going on vacays until September probably so I'm stocking up on fake tan to keep it summery until then. I also love my getting my glow all year round on as you may know but summer is that special glowy time isn't it? That healthy glowing skin look we all want. Here's a few of my must have highlighter products! All of them are liquid or cream highlighters are they give the best glowy results in my opinion especially since I have really dry skin, I need some intense glow!

First is this little white jar from Topshop simply called Glow. It's a highly pigmented creamy highlighter  with tons of shimmers with some major gold undertones. It love to apply it with my finger on the top of my cheekbones right after my foundation and before applying my bronzer.

NYX Liquid Illuminator  this one is the one I prefer to mix to my foundation. It has  a lot of pink undertones and gives such a lovely glowy finish. That technique of mixing liquid illuminator with your foundation quite brilliant especially for those early mornings work days when you don't have a lot of time. No, it doesn't make me look like a shiny disco ball as I'm only using a tiny amount of it. It's perfect for a more natural glowy finish than the Topshop one applied with the fingers, obviously.

Last one is the Seventeen Skin Wow! This is, the best of them all in my opinion. It's an exact dupe of Benefit High Beam and it's 10 times cheaper. It's an amazing product that you need in your makeup routine if you love liquid highlighter. It's the best!

My last trick to get that perfect summer glow is to use a humid makeup sponge to apply your foundation. It's the best way to get a natural look with a dewy finish. One of my favourite foundation at the moment is the Rimmel Match Foundation. Super luminous with a light coverage. You do need a good setting powder to make it last all day though!



Unknown said...

I've heard so many great things about Glow from Topshop, these are really great suggestions to get glowy skin.

Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

Passing Fancy said...

I need to pick all of them up when I'm in UK :)

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