June 10, 2014

brighten up, buttercup!

Summer. Shimmer. Summer. Shimmer....... Shimmersummer. Same thing right? I always find myself using summer as an excuse for a little extra sparkle so without further to do, heres a handful of my favorite eye-catching products!

Benefit Wat's Up
This is a super easy to blend, champagne cream highlighter. I love using this on my cheekbones, down my nose, on my brow bone, and on the inner corner of my eyes alongside a natural fresh face.

VS Pro Light FX Eye Brightener
I love dabbing this product on the high points of my cheeks and then blending into my blush with my real techniques stippling brush. Its a shear shimmer that works especially well with matte and subtle blushers.

3-in-1 Concealer for Eyes
Though its made for covering up dark circles, I've found that this concealer just isn't opaque enough for my eyes so I've started using it as a contouring highlighter. This is good for a dramatic eye look or already shimmery blush when you don't want to overwhelm your face. If you hate scented products I would NOT recommend this product as it has a pretty strong perfume scent.

Stila Eye Shimmer Pen
This is the product I go for when I want to pack a punch. Its not shimmer, its not subtle, its liquid, gritty, GLITTER. I love using this as a glitter base as its a little bit tacky on the lids and gives a really glamorous, disco ball-esque copper base.