3 February 2013

Glow Business

I may be getting excited for Spring and Summer a little early but I have been planning how to achieve the Summer glow. I always find myself looking a bit dead in the mornings (not and attractive look) so products that brighten up my face are essentials. Keep reading to find out how I get bright eyed and bushy tailed!

 My favourite foundation to get a glowy look is the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum. It's  a light coverage with a dewy finish and as the name suggests it does make your skin look healthy. I can't say much more about this as I've only had it a week but so far I'm loving it. If I want extra radiance I use the Soap and Glory Bright Here Bright Now in place of a moisturiser. It has a golden shimmer and a slight tint which is makes your skin look much brighter and more awake instantly. It can be mixed in with foundation but I've found it makes it look a little cakey.

To brighten up eyes a little bit of a white eye-shadow on the inner corner makes a huge difference. I always use the Nude Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl Liner on my water line. It covers any redness and instantly makes you look wide awake. Personally I hate using a white eye liner as it looks so unnatural and a bit odd.  Then to cover up horrendous dark circles I use a tiny bit of Benefit Erase Paste. It does an amazing job and concealing the circles and brightening up the area. A full review is on the way!

For cheeks I adore using Mac Cream Colour Base in Pearl. I sweep it over my cheek bones, under my brows and on my cupids bow using my finger. It can also be used on your nose but as I have an oily conk so I avoid doing that. This gives an amazing dewy finish in all the right places. For blush I use the Bobbi Brown Pink Sugar blush which I got when I got my make up done for prom at the counter (they did an awful job and I really don't recommend going there). It isn't very pigmented so the swatch below is of a lot of product but it is pact full of glitter which translates as a pretty pink glow on the face. It is subtle and very pretty.

Swatches L-R: Mac Cream Colour, Bobbi Brown Blush, Rimmel Scandal Eyes

What are your favourite products to wake up your face?

29 comments:

  1. I love the Bourjois Healthy Mix :) I used it all last summer x

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    1. I will properly use it all this summer x

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  2. I love the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum too, it's light and dewy x

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  3. I love the soap and glory bright here bright now balm thingy! It really does brighten up your skin!! Xo

    www.okfashionbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    Olivia xx

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    1. So good to use on a bad skin day :) x

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  4. Great post!! everytime I see a MAC product on a review I desperately would like have it!! haha <3 But great post and a great read!! <3
    Lots of love from
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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    1. It is a really good product to invest in if you're new to Mac x

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  5. love the look of the rimmel scandaleyes eyeliner in nude, wish i could get my hands on it!! :D
    http://www.thelilywhiteenglishrose.blogspot.com

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    1. It's worth searching high and low for!x

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  6. The bobbi brown blush looks gorgeous. Id love to see what it looks like on! Great review :D

    Mel x
    http://melonistaa.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's so hard to photograph on just because it is quite subtle x

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  7. I love Erase Paste so much! It's one of my favorite under eye concealers! <33 Great post dear! :)

    XO,http://www.rosychicc.blogspot.com/

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  8. I really want to try the benefit erase paste and the mac cream color base, ugh I want everything to be honest, lovely post megan:)x

    hiyaitslaura.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha. Maybe you could get saving Boots points for Erase Paste x

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  9. The original healthy mix foundation works so well for me, but I just can't get on with the serum :( I really like the look of the mac cream colour base though! x

    www.lamourjosie.com

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    1. I think they're really different foundations. It is!x

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  10. Great reviews on all the products! I'm looking for a cheaper foundation than my Chanel one so I'll make sure I take a swatch of this Bourjois next time I'm out shopping x x

    CandyxCosmetics.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! Ooh bet the Chanel foundation is good though x

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  11. Ooh I have been dying to get my hands on the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum because i've heard of so much great reviews about it!

    I also love the color of the Bobbi Brown blush :)


    YURI
    http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com

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    1. It's on buy one get one half price in Boots so that's a good excuse to get it now x

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  12. What a great selection of glowy products! I love Hard Candy Hula Hula bronzer for a warm glow and MAC MSFs (especially Light Year and Redhead) for some shimmer :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. The MSFs looks so gorgeous. They are on my wishlist!x

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  13. The Soap & Glory Bright Here, Bright Now sounds like an interesting product! And I love the Bobbi Brown blusher you've used :)

    http://lexiaa2202.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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    1. It is similar to Mac Strobe Cream I think x

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  14. I've just recently discovered the amazing Bobbi Brown products. Pink Sugar is so pretty and girly. I've been using her Pot Rouge in Powder Pink. It's much like Pink Sugar in that it's simple and very flattering to most skin tones. Love your blog dear! Have a look at mine if you like!


    SimplySkinDeepBeauty.blogspot.com

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  15. healthy mix serum is definitely my favorite foundation right now! its so nice!

    new follower xx

    stephanieslook.blogspot.com :)

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    1. Mine too! Thanks so much for following x

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