Judging from all social media, apparently glazing like a donut is the new thing. But hey no complaints here. You are what you eat, right? Working as a retail advisor in the beauty industry has given me detailed access on those products that all of us have been dying to rub our faces in. The preparation is just as important as the right product in achieving this glazed, sun-kissed look. Whether you have dry or oily skin, this look is one to try out.
For my dry skin readers, dewy skin is probably what you dream of. An overly-done, matte look can extenuate any dry patches or flakiness. So to counteract this would be dousing yourself in sparkly oil (whoever came up with this is a genius). Providing a luminous look for dry skin can camouflage dryness and in essence, actually moisturize your skin.
Oily skin can also be super frustrating when in less than 30 minutes, you look like you just ran a 5k marathon. Oily skin is known for its large pore sizes and the ability to bring out more to the surface of your skin. TRUST ME when I say this, you too can achieve this look by targeting the specific spots between glow and matte-ness. We like to concentrate the highlight on spots where the sun would naturally hit us. This could mean the bridge of nose, brow bone, cupids bow (top of lip), and cheek bone. Fortunately for dry and oily skin, highlighters are available in liquid and powder form!
A liquid product I recommend is the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter. I had purchased mine from Sephora for $38.00 with 1 Fl. Oz. This lightweight product worked wonders when it came to that champagne-y sheen beneath your foundation. The only problem was it didn’t fill my pores or even my laugh lines; I still stick with my Smashbox primer (targeted for large pores) before the BECCA Backlight Primer. Nonetheless, this primer gave me a natural glow, great for a long day out!
My all-time favorite powder highlight is MAC Soft and Gentle. This product was on sale for $33.00 with 0.35 Oz. This was my most recent purchase and for the past few weeks, I have not been able to put it down! This highlight gave my skin an iridescent, toned-down pearl-esque look. I found that on days when I went on casual errands, this highlight gave me a natural glow and on nights when I went out, by spraying MAC Fix Plus gave me a bright, wet look to the face.
Dewy skin is an in-style trend and whether you have dry or oily skin, it’s a must. It will give you the appearance of healthy, luminous skin… who doesn’t want that? So while you’re on the hunt for your next highlighter, I’ll have myself a glazed donut.