How to glow: summers hotttest beauty trend

_Make-Up-For-Ever-Uplight-Face-Luminizer-Gel-1.jpg.jClick top title and scroll to read  If you flip through the latest glossy magazines you will notice how the models in the ads just glow. Let me tell you their secret: it is a touch of highlighter or luminizer applied in all the right places. This light-capturing illusion is as essential as a bronzer or a sunless tanner this summer. The trick to using highlighters or luminizers like a makeup artist is a very light touch. It should be undetectable. You should be able see the light it reflects but never the product itself. Apply very small amounts of highlight to the very tops of your check bones, cupid’s bow, inner corners of your eye, and a little at the temples. You can wear it over makeup, BB cream, or a bare face. Use a brush or your finger to place the product. A sponge or brush will help you blend it.

Tips: Never use a light reflecting or shimmering product on an area where you have fine lines or wrinkles as it will only draw attention to them.  Instead, opt for a product like L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Eye Smoother that uses light and moisturizer to help camouflage them.

In the daytime always check your makeup in direct sunlight to make sure it is blended.

Here are a few of our favourite highlighters:hourglass

Benefit High Beam is a dewy pearlized liquid in a bottle with a brush. This is best for fair skin. $26.

Make Up For Ever Uplight Luminizing Gel contains real pearls. It comes in several shades and finishes so it is easy to find one for your skin tone. Avoid the shades that contain sparkle. $29.

Nars Illuminator comes in three soft shimmering shades. It is so pretty you will be tempted to put it all over your face, but don’t.  Too much shimmer looks cheap and “flattens” your features. $30.

Guerlain Terracotta Blush Sun Shimmer Highlighter is available in two shades. This bronze-toned shimmering liquid is gorgeous for darker skin tones or on tanned skin. Guerlain says you can use it to “sculpt,” but again, don’t. Keep this to highlight your features with a fresh hint of shimming colour.High_Beam_Hijabdownload (1)

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette is an elegant collection of three light-reflecting powders from one of our favourite lines.  This is best for fair to medium skin tones. $45.