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Glowy Skin is a Highlighter Away!

27 Aug

There is almost nothing I love more than glowy skin! It emanates health, vitality, and well-being! Besides honoring the all-important hydration quotient and diligent sun-blocking, a great highlighter can be your skin’s best friend! The light will catch those highlighted points beautifully,  imparting dimension to the skin and a luminous sheen!

A subtle but effective highlighter is the iconic YSL Touche Éclat. You can use it to emphasize favorite features or conceal shadows. Skin goes from looking tired and sallow to radiant and energized.

Key Highlighting points:
Draw a line down the bridge of your nose (but not the tip), brow bone (eye lift illusion), tear ducts (bigger brighter, more-wellrested eyes), underneath the eye (banish those dark circles), across the top of your cheekbones (cheekbone enhancement, face lift illusion), and around the center of the outer top lip and the outer bottom lip (for a fuller pout). Then gently pat pat pat until they are well-blended. The line down the bridge of the nose is also a great trick to make your nose look straighter and more narrow. Highlighter is best saved as the last part of your makeup regiment, except for the under-eyes, which should be done before your concealer.

A few of my other favorite highlighting products:

Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyperlight

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector

L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Lumi Highlighter

MAC Strobe Cream

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Featured Product:
YSL TOUCHE ÉCLAT – Radiant Touch
Available for $40 at:
Sephora

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The Instant Crease Eraser!

20 Aug

Not a fan of those creases that run from the nose to the corners of your mouth? Do those pesky nasolabial folds seem even more pronounced on dehydrated days? Here is a quick fix (besides drinking tons of water).

Start by taking your favorite concealer and draw some quick lines/ cat whiskers as illustrated in the photo above. Then pat in each line from the bottom up, following the direction you drew it in. Blend until the creases are perfectly disguised!

By working against the direction of the crease, you can blur the depth of the fold, creating a lifting effect. You can even use a highlighter pen like the cult classic YSL Touche Éclat, but I find a concealer stick, in a shade lighter than my skin lasts longer. Try Smashbox’s Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer for great coverage (as the name promises) in stick form.

This trick also works wonders on the elevens, the frown lines between your eyebrows. Draw 2 lines like an equal sign over the number 11 looking lines. And blend, blend, blend.

Give it a whirl! You’ll be amazed!

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