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Favorite Product of the Week!
August 2, 2016
We all know that highlighters are majorly in right now and that everyone is trying to get that perfect "glow". I am one of those people! In elementary school my friends and I were obsessed with Bath and Body Works. We would walk in with our moms and be accosted by so many scents and colors and it was fantastic!. They carried a kids line call "Art Stuff" and every product contained glitter, so obviously I wanted them all!
I had one that was just a thick, glittery liquid with a rollerball and I rolled that stuff all over my eyelids, my cheeks, and my lips, and I looked awesome. That was the jumping off point for my love of all things glittery and shimmery. Fast forward to post "Art Stuff" present day, and I feel that some of the highlighting is just out of control. The main purpose for highlighters is to enhance the skin by making it appear glowing, youthful, and healthy, and as a person who struggles with their skin I LOVE it even more for those reasons. If used correctly and with the right products, highlighter brings a great focus to the face that can provide an illusion of healthier skin and distract from the flaws we may be struggling with. But it must be used correctly and with a light hand to provide those benefits. Because it "highlights", you must take that in consideration when choosing where to use it and what products you use. If you have a very noticeable, raised breakout on the top of your cheek, it is going to accentuate and bring attention to it. If you are that person, one trick that I love is to use this NYX "Born to Glow" liquid illuminator. *Sorry for the terrible quality of this picture*
Instead of applying a highlighter to those areas that are broken out, you can mix a little bit of liquid illuminator with your primer and apply it all over the face before applying your foundation and concealer. This will give your skin a natural looking glow without drawing extra attention to any imperfections your skin may have (as long as they are concealed). The NYX product also comes in a lot of colors so there is an option for most skin tones. If you do not have the aforementioned skin issues then you can highlight those areas and have great results as long as you use a light hand and choose the correct color for your skin tone. I see people using highlighters on YouTube that are just too stinking light for their skin and it takes away from that healthy natural glow and a lot of the time accentuates large pores, peach fuzz, etc. Highlighters aren't typically a one size fits all and it is good to make sure you are using a highlighter that isn't too light, too dark, or the wrong tone for your skin. Some highlighters are too pink or too yellow on certain skin tones so try a few out and see what suits your skin best.
Ok, finally, we are to the product of the week!
This Kevyn Aucoin "The Celestial Powder" is more of a prestige product ($44 for a small sized powder) but it has lasted me FOREVER and it really does give the maximum glow while still looking like your own skin. The color works very well on most light to medium skin tones as well. I hope you try it and love it! Don't forget to come out and visit me at The Admiral at Endeavour Marina Summer Open House tomorrow (Wednesday) from 5:30-8:30pm! For more details check out my previous blog entry or go to theadmiralroom.com