Saturday, 17 September 2011

Glow get em!

I thought id write a little post on ways to get bright glowy skin. For me personally i find glowy skin a lot more flattering than matte. I always wore matte foundations up to a few years ago but as i am getting older i find matte products seem to sit in any tiny lines or dry patches.

Me sporting the glowy bright look!

These products are my fail safe brightening range that i am constantly using when i want to look healthy, natural and bright.

Fail Safe Products

Alpha H Liquid Gold & Liz Earle Eyebright

Alpha H Liquid Gold: This product is amazing. I only use it about 3 times a week but it has made a huge difference in my skin tone. I apply this at night and wake up with a lovely glow to my skin and pores look tighter and any spots are significantly reduced. If i could suggest one skincare product to try it has to be this.

Liz Earle Eyebright: It's great to have smooth glowy skin but if your eyes look tired and puffy then no matter how good your skin looks you will not look refreshed and healthy. That's where this product comes in.
Soak a cotton pad in the solution and place over the eyes just for a minute or two and it really takes down puffiness and helps to Brighten and sooth the whole eye area, brilliant for those early starts or for those with sensitive eyes.

Liz Earle Skin Base & Nars Orgasm Highlighter

Liz Earle skin base: This tinted moisturiser gives a beautiful natural finish to the skin. It slightly evens things out but more importantly for me it adds a nice luminosity to the skin making it look fresh and bright.

Nars Orgasm Highlighter: I love this to emphasise above the cheekbones with a pretty sheen, i blend this well and it always catches the light and gives a bit of shape to my naturally round cheeks.

Estee Lauder Idealist cooling Illuminator & Benefit EyeBright

Estee Lauder Idealist Cooling Illuminator is amazing for brightening under the eyes. Its light reflective formula hides shadows and the ceramic tip cools and depuffs the delicate under eye area. The cream needs virtually no blending and is a quick and easy way to transform eyes in the mornings.

Benefit EyeBright is a pinky nude shade pencil which works wonders when applied at the inner corners of the eyes, under the brow bone and even in the inner rims. I use this pencil a lot if I'm looking tired.

Hard Candy Living Doll Blusher & Mac Chatterbox Lipstick

Hard Candy Living Doll Blusher is a candy pink mineralised blusher. I love pink on the cheeks to add a pop of colour which instantly brightens the whole face.

Mac Chatterbox lippy is the perfect doll pink which is a fresh glossy colour that is bright but not too in your face.
Glowy Cheeks!

Do you like the glowy look or are you more of a matte girl. Also have you or will you change formulas as you get older?
What are your must have products to achieve bright and glowy makeup?


  1. The Hard Candy Living Doll Blush is gorgeous.. The Liquid Gold product sounds very interesting. Anything to minimize pores!

  2. That liquid gold sounds v intriguing.
    My skin is all over the place at the minute and definitely need to shake up my skin care regime.
    Love the glowy look. I also have round cheeks so a bit of highlighter really can work wonders!

  3. I always struggle to look glowing as my skin's so oily it's so easy to end up looking like a greaseball- definitely will be considering some of these!xx

  4. The liquid gold sounds way cool! I've been a glowy girl forever and had the reverse happen, been way into my new make up for ever mat velvet foundation lately.

    Vonnie of

  5. i love dewey make up too, sometimes matte is beautiful, but a glow is so much more exotic
    you look really pretty

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  6. You look beautiful! I love the glowy/dewy look but with oily skin I always look a greasy mess so tend to go for matte just to reign it in a little! xx

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  7. Looking gorguz lovely & have to agree with ya on the glowy look! Absolutely adore Benefit's Eye Bright, use it everyday in the inner corners & underneath the brows, really brightens up your face! :)

    Love Aysh xoxo

  8. I love the glowy/dewy look, it totally suits you. Oh, Chatterbox l/s looks really good on you too!

    Mim x


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