Saturday, 21 February 2015

Let it Glow


Hello there! Now I've always strived for glowing skin mainly because my own is a bit dull and breaks out quite a lot. One thing I would say is that I've noticed that my skin is much brighter when I eat properly and drink lots of water! So that's probably a good place to start. Foods like broccoli and berries are not just good for our insides but our outsides too! However, when my skin isn't looking too good or I have had a few too many the night before there are a couple of tricks in my make up bag that I use to put life back into it.

Every make up obsessive must own or at least know of Benefit High Beam. This is a really shimmery liquid highlighter which I normally use under my make up rather than on top to give a lovely 'lit from within' glow to my face. I'd use this on the cheek bones and down my nose to sculpt my face and it looks perfect for every day. I've also heard people say that they mix a little bit of this in with foundation to create a nice dewy base and whilst I'm yet to try this I can only imagine how gorgeous it would look.

To deal with under eye circles and really make my eyes pop I use the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer which has been a favourite of mine for quite some time now. This is pink in colour and contains teeny tiny shimmer particles which help to hide any under eye luggage. I would have to say I really never use this on spots as I don't think its the right colour for that purpose but its amazing for brightening up the under eye area!

When I'm going out or I want to look more bronzed up in general I use my Seventeen Shimmer Brick in Bronze Glow along the cheekbones instead of blusher. I love that this is a multi use product and contains 4 different shades and I quite often use a small eye shadow brush in some of the lighter shades and go over my brow bone and cupids bow. If you wanted you could probably also use these individual shades as eye shadows and considering how cheap this product is it is seriously good value for money. It's not bad to look at either and I've also been looking at Seventeen's Skin Wow Primer as they have so many good base products which are such a steal!

For an every day natural look on my cheekbones I normally use a powdered highlighter in order to get a natural healthy glow and I've been using The Balm Cosmetics Cindy Lou Manizer; a fairly new addition to my collection. This is a peachy toned highlight and contains a very subtle amount of shimmer but just enough to add some radiance and really enhance my cheek bones. Again this can also be used in other places such as the brow bone and cupids bow so its very versatile in that respect.

Last but not least when it comes to healthy glowing skin I cannot not mention this blusher, which is Mac Gleeful. This is an amazing colour of pink with lots of gorgeous gold shimmer to it and looks amazing in photographs. Take care with this one though and use a very light hand as its so pigmented and I normally experience a lot of fall out when using it. Messy this one, but so worth it.

What are your favourite products for getting that radiant glow?

 
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  1. I 100% have to agree with you about Rimmel's Wake Me Up Concealer. I don't think I've ever heard anyone whose tried this, say this didn't love it.
    What were we doing before this entered our lives?! Haha.

    xx

    Small&Blonde

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    1. I know tell me about it this stuff really is incredible ! Xxxx

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  2. These all look great! I really want to try the Cindy Lou Manizer ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

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    1. It's gorgeous on my cheekbones you have to try it :) xxxx

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  3. I should try using the Cindy Lou Manizer for my face, as I've only used it as a eyeshadow so far but it definitely looks like it would be good at adding a natural glow to my face.

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I am currently having a major obsession with the MAC Mineralize blushers so will definitely have to add Gleeful to my collection.
    Great post!
    Leanne xx

    nailsandteapots

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    1. Yes let me know how you get on as well :) xxxx

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  5. I haven't tried Cindy Lou but I recently got Mary Lou and I love it, it's a gorgeous highlight. A lot of people seem to love the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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    1. You should try wake me up! The foundation is also pretty good :) xxx

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  6. High Beam is my go to highlighter and has seen me through so many years! xx

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    1. Cant beat an old classic eh ;) ?

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  7. i really love your blog, and that's why i nominated you for a versatile blogger award here http://theworldisfullofbeautyxo.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

    have a nice day xo

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  8. I have the Seventeen Shimmer Glow brick thing, it's quite good but since getting Smashbox Baked Fusion I've totally ditched it haha! I use it as one (like by swirling) rather than individually though. I also use Sleek Rose Gold Blush for an extra hint of glow day to day, and then add a highlighter for occasions :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  9. The Seventeen shimmer bricks are lovely, and so gorgeous!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  10. I've fallen back in love with high beam:)x

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  11. I definitely want to try the Seventeen Shimmer Brick!

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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  12. I definitely need to get my hands on the Seventeen shimmer brick! I think seventeen does some really good products. I really like their mascaras and CC cream x
    han // emandhan xo

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