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This stuff is my "pregnancy glow!"
on April 2, 2013
The compliments keep rolling in. Apparently, I'm glowing with maternal radiance these days.
Haha. Not! If only they knew. In reality, I wake up with dark circles under my eyes from tossing and turning and waking up at all hours to waddle to the bathroom. I went looking for a highlighter to help, and found this product.
SIZE: It's bigger than I thought it would be. Most highlighter type of cosmetics come in tiny little packages as though intended to be used only as eye shadow. It's the size of any regular powder compact.
HOW IT FEELS/WEARS: It's a light creamy gel-like stuff in feeling. Similar to the gel type of eye shadows, if you've ever used those. I haven't noticed it to settle into skin creases, but I'm under 30 so I can't truly speak to that. Once it's on, I've never noticed it all. No cakey or sticky feelings or anything.
HOW IT LOOKS: It has a very vaguely pinkish tint, nowhere near a blush though so fear not! It has a subtle shimmery glow rather than a glittery look. With many highlighters, you end up looking very obviously doctored-up and face-painted because the stuff glitters too much. This has very fine shimmer in it-- I think mica?-- that doesn't show up under inspection. The end result is that it reflects light and adds a "glowing" look to your face without it being so obvious that you're faking it. :D
HOW I USE IT: For what it's worth, if this helps you decide, here's the routine I use to get my fake "pregnancy glow." First, for any really dark spots under my eyes, I use a concealer stick if needed. I use one quick layer of eyeshadow in light colors and do not use the darker colors for creases at all, nor any eye liners, since they seem to pronounce any around-the-eye darkness. A brown instead of black mascara, very lightly applied. Then, this highlighter goes on: In a band just above the points of my cheekbones (above the blush area) and up to a half-inch-ish under my eyes, from nose around to just past eyes on the sides. Sometimes I will also add some just under my eyebrows to help reflect light all around my eyes. I use a quick brush of light mineral powder swept over the top to help set it and even out any odd under-eye skin tones still around.
This product could also be used as a mildly-shiny lip gloss or a gel-like eyeshadow to reflect light but remain mostly natural toned.