Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Maintaining That Glow From Within

Even though the summer months are (sadly) behind us now, it doesn't mean that the 'glow from within' look has to be behind us too. I much prefer a dewy makeup look over a matte one, and I'm determined to keep that going through the colder months.

Pretty much all of the products included in this post are liquid based to pop on before foundation, but I think thats what gives you the real 'inner glow', if you will haha. The first thing I've been loving is the MAC Strobe Cream. I wanted to try this for a very long time, but didn't want to splash out on the full sized/full priced one. So when I was at the airport on the way to Amsterdam this summer, I decided to pick it up, as it was only around £8 in duty free. This gives a really healthy glow underneath foundation, or you can just pop it on and add concealer, that works nicely too.

A product similar to this, is the NARS Copacabana Illuminator. This is obviously very pink toned compared to the MAC Strobe Cream, which I think makes it a tiny bit more natural. Although it has much more of a sheen to it, which really brightens the skin up. This also looks beautiful dotted along the cheekbones as a liquid highlight. Next up we're straying away from makeup a lil bit, and onto skincare. The Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm* is perfect for adding a natural radiance to the skin before applying makeup. Its much more subtle than the previous two, but equally as pretty and also good for the skin!

Finally, a palette close to my heart (lol), the Sleek Solstice Palette. Every bloggers dream, I'm pretty sure of that. This doesn't necessarily give you the most natural glow, but it certainly looks pretty. I think the most natural looking shade in the palette, is 'Equinox'. A shade I will always go back to time and time again.

- Lucy
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  1. That Sleek palette is really stunning!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  2. Such pretty products! I'd really like to try the Nars illuminator. Another product I really love is the Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm <3

    Madison from http://breakfastatmadisons.com

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    1. Its such a gorgeous product, I'd love to try more from nars!

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  3. I love the Sleek Solstice palette! I could not be without it in my makeup collection. I love using liquid highlighters. They really help to create that natural radiance xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Me too, I couldn't either - also couldn't agree more!

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  4. MAC strobe cream is really good at making your foundation/skin look super dewy! Love it.
    www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I really want to try the MAC Strobe Cream, my friend had it mixed in the other day with her foundation and it looked incredible!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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    1. Its so nice to mix in with your foundation for a glowy base!

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  6. Ive been wanting to try the Nars Copacabana highlighter! I so need to keep my glow up, Ive gone super pale. I think the fake tan is going to have to make its return

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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    1. Its so gorgeous - and I don't blame you, I'm thinking the same thing!

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  7. The Botanics Balm sounds amazing. I would love to try this. I have this Nars highlighter too - it's so pretty x

    franklyflawless.com

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  8. The Botanics balm sounds so good, I love products that make a difference but are still really good for your skin!
    jen, velvet spring x

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  9. I need NARS Copacabana, it's freakin gorgeous! xx

    Carolina's Makeup Life

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  10. I've always heard great things about the Copacabana highlighter and I love the Sleek palette - have you seen the new one, Cleopatra's Kiss?! It's even more beautiful than Solstice xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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    1. I've seen cleopatras kiss and I really want it, it looks so pretty!

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  11. I really would like to try the MAC strobe cream as I love copacabana so much!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. I'd recommend the strobe cream, its really nice!

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  12. I love a dewy look but I'm always wary of looking shiny because of my oily skin! I'd love to try that botanics cream. xx

    Lucy | lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. I have oily skin as well, which kinda sucks but I'd recommend the botanics cream!

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  13. I adore the sleek palette purely for the two bottom shades, I always have one of them in my inner corner and on my brow bone for an extreme pop!


    Courtney @crtnygrdnr | Lashes and Luxe

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  14. I LOVE the MAC Strobe Cream, it's gorgeous! xx

    Gemma Etc.

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  15. Ohh wow the NARS illuminator is absolutely beautiful! And £8 for a MAC product sounds like such a bargain - the joys of duty free hahah

    maria | http://whatismaria.com

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  16. I love highlighter and the 'lit from within' look for the colder months. My skin is naturally dry and eczema prone and the cold weather, wind and central heating just emphasise this. So highlighter is my friend! I'd not thought to use an illuminator under foundation before. Possible because I don't often wear foundation. I'll definitely be trying this moving forward, and I have just the product - a Lancome illuminator that's long been discontinued and I've struggled to find a use for. Perfect! Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

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  17. the Sleek palette looks so pretty. I've seen it everywhere, but I'm still yet to pick it up!

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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