Thursday 13 November 2014

The Glow-getters.

We all have those days when our skin's looking a little sallow. Times when our skin looks so dull that no matter what brightening/radiating treatment you put on it it just looks...tired. 
I've been having these days frequently of late - my skin's just been looking more than a little worse for wear over the past week or so, though I'm pretty sure it's from lack of sleep. I feel I literally haven't stopped these past few days. Sigh. 
During these times I like to whack out a few of my more 'glowy' products in hopes that they'll make me look a little more fresh. 

First up is my primer of choice when it comes to a radiant complexion - Bourjois' Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer. It does a great job of enhancing glow without looking sweaty and prolongs the wear of my foundation. Brilliant. 
Two foundations that are great for adding luminosity to the face are Bourjois' Healthy Mix Foundation and Loreal's Lumi Magique Foundation. Both give a nice, dewy base without leaving my skin looking oily. Both blend seamlessly to create a flawless-looking complexion. 
Maybelline's Dream Lumi Touch highlighting concealer has been brilliant for hiding my ridiculously dark circles lately. It adds just enough brightness to the under-eye area without it looking like I've contoured Kim K style. 
Highlighter has become a firm favourite in my makeup routine over the past 6 or so months. I never used to wear it - I thought it always looked a bit too plastic-y for my liking and it was just all a bit of a faff. However, I've been converted to a highlighter fiend and I've got more than a fair few in my stash nowadays.
A few of my favourites include the Soap & Glory Glow All Out powder, this is amazing at just adding a slight sheen to the tops of my cheekbones making it look lit-from-within rather than full on shimmer. Another great one from the drugstore is No.7's Instant Radiance Highlighter - a little more intense than Glow All Out (and requires a little more effort to blend) but still subtle enough to work in the daytime. My last favourite is Benefit's High Beam - this one I prefer to reserve for nights out just because it's more severe than the other two. It still does a great job of adding glow to the tops of the cheekbones and the Cupid's Bow - I also find this one to be the best for an inner corner highlight. 

A radiance round-up for those of you who suffer from dull skin as often as I do. It's not fun, but with a few of these you'll be looking as fresh as a daisy in no time.



  1. Some of these sounds lovely, the S&G Glow All Out i really want x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

    1. it's really good for subtle highlighting! xo

  2. I love high beam for precision, I can't decide how I feel about the pink tone though... Hmm...

    Alice x

    1. I get along well with it because I'm so pale! hehe xo


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