- After foundation, in your makeup routine, as desired.
- Face, neck and chest, as needed (typically used on the cheeks, nose, forehead or décolleté).
- Adding luminous shine to selectively define your makeup look.
- Brightening complexion and tone in specific areas.
This illuminating face powder uses light-reflecting pigments to give you added shine and ‘glow’ in your makeup ensemble. It has a sheer shine to it, and is best when blended in over foundation and bronzer. Use it as a highlighter to define your cheekbones, covering the apples of your cheek as a guide. You can also add a little to the bridge of your nose, and any areas where light would normally hit. Adding it to the corner of your eyes and on your lids can brighten that area, too. By dabbing it on the cupid’s bow (top of your lips), you can create an illusion of fullness and ‘raise.’
The Morning Glow Pressed Mineral Illuminator is an entirely mineral makeup product, using mica for its shimmer. That ‘lit up’ look is highly desired for evenings out, or when you want to add definition to your face. It is essential when contouring.
Unlike liquid highlighters, this one sits on top of your foundation, instead of breaking it down. It also goes great on oily skin, though it’s not too drying, especially if you use high quality skin care creams underneath it. It also contains pearl powder as skin smoother, and methicone as a skin conditioner.
A few helpful things to know about this product:
This is not a foundation! It is also not a blush. Use it selectively, to blur lines and enhance your features. The idea is to help you look naturally young and radiant, not shiny all over.
While coloured, this product is meant to blend-in with your natural skin tone. It is more on the pink side, with regards to its shade (some would say this goes better with silver makeup). However you can also try a lighter shade, on the ‘browner’ side, called Champaign Kiss, also by Colorescience®.
Powder highlighters go on much better with a brush, than with fingers. Try the Colorescience® kabuki brush, available here.
While this highlighter does contain minerals that may also be found in UV protectors, it is not meant to replace your sunscreen.