Get your glow on

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IT Cosmetics Hello Light Illuminating Powder

What IT Cosmetics says: “Natural radiance and a youthful, vitality-filled glow are just an airbrush away! An anti-aging powerhouse for naturally pretty, lit-from-within skin, this innovative formula is all about the look of vitality, radiance and illumination without glitter or shimmer. The formula is infused with micronized pigments of light, plus skin-loving ingredients including peptides, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen, silk and Vitamins A, C, & E and free of all of the ingredients that make skin appear older like talc. Anti-oxidants hydrate, condition, and nourish your skin while warding off free-radicals all day long! Free of talc, parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance, and phthalates., the Hello Light Anti-Aging Radiance Illuminating Powder absorbs oil and shine while blurring away the look of pores, and fine lines without settling into wrinkles! The perfect finishing step for the look of lift and illumination, the convenient compact makes it easy for your to brighten, hydrate, and awaken your skin all day long! Hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic, this translucent powder is completely colorless, making it perfect for all skintones.”

I’ve been using Youngblood’s Champagne Life creme blush as my highlighter for the past two years, along with various eye shadows if I’m in a rush. However, I soon realized that eye shadow can have too much glitter or accentuate my pores much more than I want-hence it being eyeshadow and not face highlighter- so I went on the hunt for the perfect powder highlighter.  I still love my creme from Youngblood but I wanted a powder version. I’ve always loved IT Cosmetics and I use their Bye Bye Under Eye religiously, and as soon as I saw this gorgeous illuminator and swatched it, I knew it was just what I was looking for.  Continue reading

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Looking for a Sheer Summer Glow?

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Burberry Sheer Summer Glow

Alright, I will admit I’m pretty mean posting another review about a Limited Edition product. But you guys, I’ve been wanting this for over a year and now I finally have it! Thank you Tracy! If you guys haven’t checked out her blog yet, you totally should. She’s amazing! Now, onto the most beautiful and ethereal glow in the entire world! Continue reading

Livin’ the Champagne Life.

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Youngblood Luminous Crème Blush:

What Youngblood says: “Give cheeks a burst of color and radiance with this cream-textured blush. The oil-free formula combines a shimmering glow with sheer, long-wearing color. Wear as a cheek color or highlighter, or layer with powder blushes for extra vibrancy”

Youngblood also describes this as a ‘bubbly taupe with a shimmery sheen’. I honestly try to avoid taupe whenever possible and I would not describe this as taupe in the least. It is definitely a champagne color that leans on the warmer side. If you’re looking for a very sexy glow without a ton of glitter or shimmer, this is perfect. Everyone who looks at you will wonder if you secretly just had a glass of Dom Pérignon. Continue reading

How to trick people into thinking you’re awake.

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Jane Iredale Eye Highlighter Pencil (White/Pink)

What Jane Iredale says: “A jumbo dual-ended pencil designed to highlight the eye area”

I’ve been looking to get one of these for the longest time. Sometimes the highlight eye shadow in palettes is too stark and too noticeable or shimmery to use on a day to day basis. Some of the shades I was using had too much glitter and would get in my eye when I was using it to highlight my inner corner. Needless to say, I was through with trying. That is, until I stumbled upon this little gem. Although I wouldn’t throw this in your zombie apocalypse bag if you plan on blending in with the zombies, it does too good of a job of making you look alive. Continue reading

Shine bright like a diamond.

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Dior Skin Shimmerstar-Amber Diamond

What Sephora says:

“This Spring Dior introduces Diorskin Shimmer Star, a light-filled pressed powder enriched with Jeweled Microdust™. These five micro-shimmering tones set off sparks of brilliance, highlighting your complexion. The ultra-fine, super-blendable formula virtually fuses with your skin for a sheer, radiant luminosity.”

If you’re looking to have a glow just like Rihanna, this is about the closest you can get without actually being her.  Continue reading