Radiance. Luminosity. A healthy glow. You know it when you see it—that inner light so natural to youthful, dewy skin. But no matter your age, environmental factors can cause even the healthiest skin to look lackluster and dull. Cue the new array of brightening primers and highlighters, products formulated to give your complexion a lovely and luminous effect. From an allover shimmer to targeted highlights, let these how-to tips show you the light.
Prep Skin For a Photo-Ready Finish
To create the illusion of a glowing complexion, start with an illuminating primer. The best formulas combine coverage with strategic highlighting, adding an allover refined shimmer to skin. In addition to prolonging the wear of makeup, primer also smooths the skin, minimizes the appearance of pores and makes the complexion appear absolutely flawless. For a soft, candlelit effect, dab Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer onto freshly moisturized cheeks, forehead, nose and chin; blend. Finish with a light dusting of translucent powder.
Highlighting the inner corners of your eyes instantly freshens and wakes up the eyes. As a complement to a finished makeup look, it creates a gorgeous contrast to eye shadow. Try it with a smoky eye look to really add depth.
A well-placed gleam or two of light-reflecting Magic Lumi Highlighter brings out your natural bone structure. To apply, dab it around the outer corners of your eyes and down along cheekbones; blend.
The key to using highlighter is to define features without looking overly made-up. For a fuller-looking pout, use highlighter to define the contours of your lips and don’t forget the Cupid’s bow.