Of all the beauty trends coming in for spring/summer 18, I’d say that glowing, luminous skin is one of my favorites by far. A go-to summer beauty look, love the way it works with a bold lip or strong eye and nude pout. Basically, a perfect starting point to achieve any make up look, this year, I am taking a bit of a break from my usual golden shades and trying something new: i.e. an obsession du jour – rose gold highlight! Pretty and feminine, what I love about rose gold is how soft it looks but also, the fact that it adds a beautiful warm glow to the face, and makes skin look as if it was illuminated from within.
A bit of a beauty addict, I love trying new products and the ones below are my go-to faves at the moment:
MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Beaming Blush – the prettiest peachy-pink shade, this one really lasts, and adds the most incredible soft glow to your cheekbones and brow bone!
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator – Great for face and body ( I often use it to highlight my décolletage and shoulders ), depending on the type of brush you use, you can achieve either a very subtle glow or use it to create a dramatic, targeted highlight on your cheekbones and brow bone.
Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder – always a big fan of Dior make up in general, I love the soft, iridescent glow this creates! My go-to everyday highlighter, love how versatile this product is. Great during the day because it creates a very soft glow, it’s also very buildable, so for night, I simple add more for a dramatic, lit from within look.
Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder in Bronze Glow – love this all-over powder and the healthy, luminous glow it creates! Nothing saves tired-looking, lackluster skin quite like this little miracle does! My constant travel communion, normally I use it all over my face to add the prettiest, golden glow!
Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick in Pink Flash – though I haven’t always been a fan of cream highlighters mainly because I have oily skin and most of them tend to disappear on me pretty quickly, this particular one actually stays on, feels completely weightless and creates the softest, prettiest pink glow. Love using it in the inner corners of my eyes, cupid’s bow and cheekbones!
Guerlain Météorites Pearls – my cult favorite, I’ve used this beautiful finishing powder for years! Not only does it add the most beautiful glow to your face, it also helps to even out complexion and set make up! Basically, best, best in every possible way!
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter for a Superstar Youth Glow – A fairly recent find, I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t always believed in primers but this product changed my mind! Aside from the fact that it can be used as a primer, on it’s own to add a subtle glow to the face, or even as a highlighter, normally I use it under my foundation to even-out skin tone, add radiance to the face, and to create that just-after-vacation dewy glow!
P.S. Scroll to the bottom of this post to find more contour & highlight favorites!
Special thank you to Nordstrom for partnering with me on this post!
Mac Extra Dimension Skinfinish | Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder | Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick | Laura Mercier Face Illuminator and Candleglow Concealer & Highlighter | Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder and Opal Glow Highlighting Powder | Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Satiny Pink Liquid Highlighter | Guerlain Meteorites Pearls | Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter | RMS Beauty Magic Luminizer | Stila Kitten Allover Shimmer Powder | Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Contour Foundation | Lancome Dual Finish Highlighter | Burberry Beauty Fresh Glow Highlighter | Estee Lauder Double Wear Highlighting Cushion Stick | Tom Ford Soleil Sheer Highlighting Duo | Baublebar Gabriela Fringe Earrings | J.O.A. Asymmetrical Peplum Top