Saturday, April 12, 2008

how to get that glow

doesn't everyone want to copy this gorgeous, healthy looking, glowing skin Lindsay Lohan is sporting? i know i always have! but if you don't have a clue how to get from dull, dry skin to this level of fabulousity, fear no more because i am here to help! i've been obsessing about this sort of glow for about a year or so now, and so i've found a few amazing products to give you the perfect sheeny look.

first of all, of course, you'll want to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturizer properly before you apply whatever your favorite foundation is. after that, the fun begins! my favorite pick for copying the exact look La Lohan has going on up above is MAC's Mineralized Skin Finish in Light Flush, $24.50. this super finely milled powder has the perfect amount of pinky-peach color and shimmery (but NOT glittery) finish. it looks gorgeous on top of blush or alone for a subtle wash of color.

already have a favorite blush and just want to turn it up a few notches with some shine? try MAC's MSF in Shimpagne, a neutral beige shimmer powder that gives you the gleam without the color. want the same look but can't afford to shell out $25 for it? then you'll want to go for one of my Holy Grail shimmer products, Wet'n'Wild's Silk Finish Blush Compact in All Over Shimmer 832D, $2.99.
this AMAZING and inexpensive product is probably my #1 vote for All Time Greatest Drugstore Treasure. it has the most perfect beigey-golden-silver color and is incredibly smooth, pigmented, and blendable. it gives everything from a very light, faint shine to over the top drag-queen shimmer! you can use this on your cheekbones, your browbones, your lip's cupid's bow, your inner eye corners, etc. it will last you ages, also, because only a tiny amount is needed. only problem is, these little suckers can be difficult to find, and lately they haven't been turning up at all of the usual Wet'n'Wild displays. my best bet? if you live on the west coast, like me, try KMart. they seem to carry them all of the time.

not a fan of power products? don't worry! Benefit makes two wonderful liquid highlighters called High Beam and Moon Beam, both $24. these light, lotion-like highlighters pack a powerful punch of shimmer, shine, and a non-drying, moist finish for skin that can't take powder. they're also packaged in a cute, nail polish-inspired bottle with a little brush applicator! since you only need a dab, they should also last you quite a few glowing faces.

now that you're armed with the info, go ahead lovelies and get glowin'!


Sara J. said...

Kara, you were right about how I'd like MAC Warmed MSF. I got it a couple weeks ago - and I must say, it's pretty fab. It's the perfect amount of bronze to brush on all over my face to look like I just spent hours in the sun :)

The Kitty said...

i knew you'd love it! i am so glad you got it! i agree, i can wear this on my chin, forehead and nose applied very lightly and it looks great. it's perfect for summer!