31 July 2016

All About The Glow!

There was a time when I used to be genuinely scared of cream-based make up products! I'd buy them, use them badly and then cast them to one side as one of those 'things I will never use again' because I didn't like the way they looked on me.

I think the issues I'd experienced in the past though had purely been down to bad application technique.  Previously, I had always used my fingers, thinking this was definitely the way to go with a cream based product - I now know that this isn't the case, brushes are most definitely your friend here, but they must be synthetic.

The cream based make up revival was sparked a few weeks ago when I was watching a Jaclyn Hill Youtube video where she used the Chanel Soleil Tan Bronze Universal.   I fished mine out of my makeup stash and vowed to make it work for me!

And here I am two weeks later, wearing this combination of cream-based make up on a daily basis! I'm totally in love with the glowy, radiant natural finish that this little combination gives and so I thought I'd share it with you all.  Of course, you can switch them up with similar products you might already have in your collection, the effect is going to be pretty similar.

First up, I pop on my Make Up Forever Ultra HD Stick Foundation (applying it straight to my face in a kind of 'war paint' fashion!) I then use a dense synthetic foundation brush to buff it into the face.  The amount I use is usually stipulated by how good or bad my skin is on that day!  Right now I'm having a good skin phase so I'm only applying a little bit (although I've probably jinxed myself by saying this!!)  The coverage is good with this foundation and it really does create a flawless finish. I can recommend it. Get it HERE

Next I apply the Chanel Soleil Tan Bronze Universal in the places I'd normally put bronzer (most of my face then!) again, using a fairly dense brush with synthetic bristles.  This transforms the face instantly.

Using the same brush I apply the Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Colour in 'Rose Tulle', a natural but radiant soft pink that would suit many different skin tones, the nice thing about this is you're able to build it into something a bit more 'intense' if you wish.

Finally, I use the Nude By Nature Touch of Glow Highlighter stick in 'Champagne' a subtle, easy to blend highlight.  I apply this straight from the stick on the tops of my cheek bones, temples, nose and cupid's bow then use the Real Techniques Setting Brush to blend it in.

And that's it!  I have been setting my T-zone with a little translucent powder afterwards to avoid too much 'sheen' but only a smidgen so it doesn't disturb the dewy, glowy look.

Have you tried any great cream-based products recently? If so let me know, I've kind of caught the bug now and would like to try some more!

Thank you for reading x

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1 comment

  1. Lovely combination! Very much want to try the Chanel- have heard good things about it, but I'm not sure if I like shimmery bronzer! Perhaps they'll come out with a matte version for Autumn! X

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