"Find what you're afraid of most and go live there."
- Chuck Palahniuk
Today's focus is a quick how-to on creating a glow to the skin without using highlighters!
We've all seen the dramatically highlighted women on Instagram. Glowing to the Gods. Love it or hate it, a "glow" can be absolutely beautiful and make you look more awake and youthful. But many of us don't want to go that dramatic - and more importantly for this blog post, most of us can't.
Highlighters can accentuate any texture on your skin like crazy and for those of us with texture, acne, and/or fine lines, we don't want ANY of that accentuated.
The trick? ......... Beauty oils!
The oils I use the most often are Boscia's Tsubaki Beauty Oil or just plain Jojoba Oil (more affordable option) but there are hundreds to choose from on the market.
There are three ways I add oils into my makeup routine - During my skincare routine, before applying makeup, mixed in with my foundation as well as after applying all creams/liquids (before any powders).
Mixing with foundation:
I prefer liquid foundations and I always mix it on the back of my hand prior to applying. I find that this warms up the product a bit and helps give you a smooth application. Mix two to three drops of your oil to the foundation before applying.
This gives a luminous glow to the foundation. Dependent on the foundation and oil, it may lessen the coverage slightly so I always like to try different brands to see which mix is my favorite.
Not only does this give you a glow but if you are oily to combination, it may help improve the longevity of your foundation! When you add oil to the skin, it doesn't feel the need to produce as it normally would throughout the day so I typically find that my foundation doesn't break up as quickly as it usually would!
My favorite way to get an added glow is applying the oil over top of my foundation and concealer. This technique doesn't work with every foundation, some do get broken down by the oil and you'll find spaces that almost lift off of your skin but when you find one that works? Ohhhh, it is beautiful!
I apply about two or three drops to my damp Real Technique Sponge (beauty blender, drugstore sponge, whatever you want to use!) and dab the oil into the areas of my face that I want an extra glow.
Using an oil will give your skin a natural looking glow instead of using glittery/shimmer highlighters that will enhance the look of texture on the skin! Truly, I love doing this!
If you are nervous about using oils, check out my previous blog post! Never fear! Oils are your friend. :)
Give it a try and tell me what you think in the comments below!