by corinne iaia

August 07, 2014

GO FOR THE GLOW


If you're a regular around these parts then you will know my opinion on how summer skin should look. Glowy, fresh, radiant, you know the drill. It wasn't always my makeup mantra but it would appear that as I grow up I find myself wanting different things from my skin. At 23, my teenage skin woes have, for the most part, vanished and I now long for a lustrously milky complexion with a sheen in all the right places. 

Enter: my mini edit of glow-getting products, all with a seal of approval from editors, bloggers, and makeup mavens alike. If you cringe when you hear the word "highlight," then chances are you have been using the wrong and likely glitter-laden products. "Highlight" and "shimmer" are not to be confused with glitter and fairy dust, which seem to be active ingredients in some products, meh

My first foray into the world of daily highlighting was courtesy of the Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder in Candlelight, which is so finely milled that it almost melts into the skin the same way a cream-to-powder formula would. I also love this option because it sits more on the golden side of the spectrum, versus the pink side, which tends to look a bit chalky on my olive toned skin. Another favorite is the Nars Hot Sand Illuminator* of the Nars Adult Swim Summer collection and in my eyes it's the best liquid illuminator out there. The color is a peachy champagne and it's super thin consistency makes a little go a very, very long way. I like to either mix this with my tinted moisturizer (on a good skin day) or rub it into my hands and dab onto cheekbones, cupids bow, and down the nose. For all you organic product lovers and sensitive skinned gals, the coconut oil and mica based RMS Living Luminizer is probably your best bet as it illuminates, moisturizes, and adds an amazing glow. Tap into one of these three illuminators and people will be wondering who your facialist is, guaranteed. 
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  1. Hey Corinne! Nothing beats glowy skin amiright? :-) I have a couple of things in my stash that work for my medium skin.. like a Chanel highlighter Pudre Signee (LE) and MAC cream color base in Hush which is more flesh toned. I find these work really well! I am itching to get the RMS one though.. there is so much said and written about it , I cannot help but crave!

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  3. Great round-up! I've always wanted to try the Celestial Powder, it sounds absolutely divine!

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