Bobbi Brown Luxe Sparkle Powder
Like a shimmering veil of allover luminescence, Bobbi created an ultra-sheer skin enhancer for a finishing touch of barely there sparkle that never looks overdone. Can be used simply as a highlighter for eyes and cheeks, or sweep over the neck and decolletage to cast a soft, candlelit glow. The effect is so radiant you’re destined to reach for the mirrored compact long after you walk down the aisle.
Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener
Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener (USD $30)
The same brightening lightweight concealer now in new shades and a clear tube. The click-and-twist pen is replaced by a doe-foot applicator for more precise application and controlled delivery under the eye. Instantly brightens shadows so you look refreshed and revived-perfect for touch-ups too.
- Smashbox Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss in Lustrous Pearl, $19
A clear gloss with shimmer that imparts serious shine.
- Laura Mercier Eye Colour in Morning Dew, $22
Dab this pearl shadow on the center of lids to make eyes appear larger.
- NARS Illuminator in Copacabana, $30
Mix with your foundation for a lit-from-within glow.
- Josie Maran Argan Illuminator in Light Bronze, $28
Fake a beach vacation by blending this on cheekbones and collarbones.
- Benefit High Beam, $26
Thanks to its brush applicator, this highlighter gets in small spots, like the inner corners of the eyes.
Tip to #MAKEITEXTRAORDINARY: Metallic shadow on the Cupid’s bow of glossed lips is a special effect.
Benefit / High Beam
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid ($48) comes in only one shade, Sunkissed. The shade is a warm golden bronze. I’ve been searching for a highlighter that is not shimmery or too bronze. This has light-reflective pigments that gives your skin a nice healthy glow. The illuminating pigments are not too shimmery for everyday use.
The texture of the product is like a liquid foundation, so I apply it to my cheekbones and bridge of my nose using a foundation brush. It blends easily into my skin and sets rather quickly (~5 seconds). This product stays on all day, and does not cause my face to look oily. It is a great addition to my makeup routine because it brightens the whole face.
My skin is rather sensitive to cream blush or tints so I was afraid this would cause breakouts. But after using it for over two weeks, my skin has not had any adverse reactions.
The only thing I don’t like about this product is the packaging. Since it comes in a glass jar with a twist cap, it would be a difficult product to travel with. I would have preferred it if the product came with a pump.
Overall, Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid is a worthy product. I would not hesitate to re-purchase it.
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid
Bought this sheer illuminating fluid from Chanel at the Macy’s beauty event. I loved how my skin looked when the makeup artist put it on. It gave a nice bronze glow. I can’t wait to try this at home and achieve that beautiful look.
$49 for four shades. Definitely would be a good buy for you all blush lovers.
-Peach Matte Blush
-Gold Highlighting Blush
-Pink Matte Blush
Saw this at Ulta last week and just had to get it. The set comes with a full size Sugarbomb box powder and a deluxe Posietint lip & cheek stain (0.13 fl oz). For $29, it is such a steal. A full size Sugarbomb box powder usually retails for $28 and a full size Posietint retails for $29. A great way to try some raved Benefit Cosmetics products.
Lancome Blush Subtil Palette
Top Left (Clockwise): Plum Elegance (385), Frabois Flirt (359), Nectar Lace (126), Rose Flush (323)
An all-in-one blush palette for sculpting and enhancing your best features.
Artistry is made easy with this palette’s three simple steps: contour, blush, and highlight. This new generation of powder boasts a silky and creamy formula for a smooth, even application that won’t settle into lines or pores and never looks powdery on the skin. Build coverage, from sheer to intense color, which lasts up to eight hours.
MAC: Hey Sailor’s Crew highlighting powder
Burberry Sheer Glow Natural Highlighting Compact
Four lovely shades of Burberry Sheer Glow Natural Highlighting Compact
Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo
Inspired by Too Faced’s original Candlelight powder, this formula offers a more ethereal glow by using “Photolite” technology which diffuses harsh light, giving your skin a soft, youthful luminosity. The powder formula is easy to apply to cheeks, brow bones, and décolleté for a quick all-over glow. The sheer golden powder warms skintone, while the gilded-rose formula brightens and illuminates.
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer
Fluid sheer’s unique, translucent formula is available in a range of versatile hues. Blend your favorite fluid sheer with foundation to add radiance, polish and sculpting definition to your complexion. Or use it alone as a makeup base.
I tried Fluid Sheer #2 at the Giorgio Armani counter yesterday. But it looks to shimmery for my liking.
Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Meteorites Perles D’Azur Illuminating Powder
These multi-colored little pearls are adopting their new summer wardrobe encased in Pucci-adorned packaging. Météorites Perles D’azur is also enriched with a corrective blue pearl to create a flawless complexion. Formulated like the classic Météorites Perles, the Perles d’Azur beautifully adapts to the demands of the sun by combining six colors that even out and correct every skintone.
Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base
Tried the Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base at Nordstrom. The saleslady told me that it can be used as a highlighter, or it can be mixed with moisturizer or foundation to create a dewy finish. The unique pink color complements all skin tones and enhances the complexion for an effortlessly radiant glow. The beautifying formula contains wild rose extract, which provides moisturizing benefits and regenerating properties.
At $48, it is quite a splurge. I’m wondering what other good liquid highlighters are there? I’ve tried Benefit High Beam and found it to white for my NC 35 complexion. Do you have any suggestion?
E.L.F. Cosmetics: All Over Color Stick
This high-lighter is pretty awesome when trying to achieve the perfect glow (which I love to do year round). “Golden Peach” is the perfect tone for my tan/yellow skin. And it is super cheap! ($1) Everyone should have one! <3, JD