Being all the way real with you guys, I don't wear a full face of makeup on the daily. More likely than not, I'm wearing concealer on my trouble areas and finishing powder when I leave home. But on the weekends (or when I have somewhere to go besides the grocery store or running errands) I enjoy rocking a full face. It's fun, it's artistic, and it's expressive. And now that I'm experimenting with my makeup a little more, I've found myself adding more highlighting and contouring to my beauty regimen.
Today I want to share with you a few items I like to grab when I'm trying to give my skin an extra bit of glow.
City Color Highlight Trio | I received the City Color Highlight Trio in a recent Ipsy bag and could not wait to try it out upon arrival. When trying out new highlighter products, I always try to make sure that they (1) will show up on my skin tone and (2) apply smoothly and (3) aren't chalky in texture. This trio passed each test with flying colors! It applies well, looks beautiful on my skin, and has a bit of a buttery consistency (not chalky at all). I can't wait to try the 2nd collection of this highlight trio, which contains more bronzed shades. To purchase, check out citycolorcosmetics.com.
NARS Illuminator in Orgasm | This is one of the first NARS products I purchased when embarking on my journey to makeup addiction. A woman my complexion gave such a rave review on Youtube about the glow it gave her, that I knew I had to have it. Not to mention the particular peachy pink shade of blush became a cult favorite, due to Drake's Fancy. To apply the illuminator, I dab a drop across the top of my cheekbones (or any place I want to illuminate) and blend in with my finger. It's highly pigmented, so a very little goes a long way! Using it under or over foundation is totally up to you, but I usually apply mine after priming and before foundation. To purchase, check out sephora.com
Black Radiance True Complexion Contour Palette (Medium to Dark) | When Black Radiance first shared this product on social media, I stalked all of my local Walmart and drugstore locations until I finally got my hands on one. I was not disappointed, guys. With this palette, I'm able to highlight, contour, and sculpt at such an affordable price point of $8. Each shade applies smoothly and complements my skin tone perfectly. And the highlight gives such a beautiful golden glow that I find myself reaching for this product more than others on the regular. Remember that "glow" we were talking about on Instagram recently? It was brought to you by this palette! To grab one of your own, be sure to check out your local Walmart location or drugstore.
What highlighters/illuminators do you use?
Let me know in the comments!