In September I wrote an article entitled, “Good morning gorgeous-tips to look well rested”, I encourage my readers to refer back to that article over the next few weeks for some simple tricks to assist in looking bright eyed and beautiful when you may need it most.
My favorite makeup trick is to use a highlighter or illuminating lotion. These products have light reflecting particles that blend into the skin and give the face a luminous glow.
I have tried many different types over the years, including the super popular Smashbox Artificial Light Illuminizing lotion. Although I am a huge fan of Smashbox products and use many of them on a daily basis, this one did not impress me. I tried using it under my foundation, mixing it with my foundation and dabbing it on my cheek bones and brow bones after I applied my foundation. Not only did the Smashbox product give a very orange cast to my foundation, the consistency is very watery so it doesn’t apply evenly and dries too quickly. I returned the product to Sephora.
I ran out of the illuminizing lotion that I had been using and found an unopened sample of DuWop Doubleglow 7 that I received many months ago. I had very low expectations for the product. I had never seen a highlighter packaged as a balm but figured it had to do in a pinch. I used the tip of my finger to apply the product to the areas that I wanted highlighted once I had applied my primer and foundation. The product glided across my face evenly and a small amount went a long way. I received several compliments on my appearance that night and am certain that it had to do with the instant lift the Doubleglow gave to my complexion. Needless to say, this is now a staple in my morning routine and I thank Sephora for sending me the sample. My only regret is that I didn’t try it sooner!
For more information: Doubleglow7 is a luminous face balm that gives instant radiance and clarity to the skin whether worn under, over, or in place of foundation. Worn under makeup, Doubleglow7 acts as a primer, creating the perfect canvas for flawless foundation application. When worn over makeup it gives the skin that glow that you might get after a day at the spa or an extra three hours of sleep.
Doubleglow7 contains seven essential skin nourishing ingredients: Jojoba, Aloe Vera, Lily Extract and Illuminating Pearls as well as Vitamins A, E and F. These seven ingredients work together to give you gorgeous, glowing skin. The jojoba and aloe vera infuse moisture, lily extract firms and tightens and vitamins A, E and F fight and protect against free radical damage. The champagne colored balm also contains illuminating pearls, which lighten and brighten all-over. Duwop online or Sephora $25.