With the summer months fading away and cold weather starting to creep in, I feel like my skin can get a little dull. By now my tan has faded away and that extra glow that the summer sun gives me is gone. Around this time of year is when I like to pull out my illuminator.
I’ve recently began using the NYX Born To Glow Illuminator in the shade sunbeam. I got it at Ulta for $7.49. I’m a bit more on the pale side, so the pinkish tones of this product compliment my skin well. If you are a bit more tan, and have warmer undertones they also offer this product in the shade gleam which is more bronze in color.
I like to apply this products on the tops of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, along my brow bones, on my cupids bow, and on top of my chin. I’ll pretty much apply this where the light would naturally hit my face just to give my skin the glow that it’s missing. The formula is super smooth and easy to blend.
It’s a bit hard to see in pictures, but I promise that in person this product gives your skin just want it needs! I know when the summer comes back around I’ll be buying this product in the shade gleam to go with my tan skin. I won’t give up my fabulous glow!
When it comes to foundations, I am always changing up my go-to products. I know it’s probably not the best for my skin, but when something new hits the shelves I can’t help myself. My two current favorites are the Maybelline Fit Me! foundation and the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin foundation.
This is the Fit Me! in the shade 110. It was $5.94 at Walmart. I used this foundation through most of the summer and I loved how lightweight it was. The formula is on the thin side and works great on normal to dry skin. I like it for the summer time because my skin is usually more clear so I can use a foundation with less coverage. This foundation provides light coverage, and I normally use a touch of concealer in addition to it.
I must say, the Superstay Better Skin foundation tops the Fit Me! I have it in the shade 10 and it was $9.98 at Walmart. The price was a little higher than the Fit Me! foundation but it is worth it! It is seriously the only foundation I reach for every day. Now that school is back in session, stress has thrown my skin out of whack. This foundation gives me everything I need. It is an oil free formula so it works better for slightly oily skin. The formula is on the thick side and the foundation provides medium to full coverage. Most days I don’t even need concealer, which says a lot about how well this foundation works! I don’t know where I would be without it.