Metallic Magic

When it comes to summer beauty, it’s all about glow. Whether you prefer light or maximum coverage, you always want the light to hit your skin in the perfect way.

While you can perfectly highlight your face every day with Glow, sometimes, it’s fun to have a little extra sparkle with Metallics. Janey Jessen (janeyjessen.com) created the perfect dewy look for a night out with our Gold Metallic highlighter and gold eye shadow.

“I’m in love with the gold highlighter,” Janey shared. “It’s gorgeous! After using these products for a few months I have to say I’m completely hooked. I love the finish and how light it feels. I don’t really feel like I have makeup on most days.”

Janey prepped her look with our Porcelain primer, X-Out for her blemishes, and Eraser to even out her skin tone. She combined her foundation and concealer for complete perfection, before applying her blush, bronzer and eye shadow. When applying her gold highlighter, she made sure to hit all of the areas of her face that catch the light—nose, cheekbones, chin and forehead—and added subtle shimmer to her lipstick.

“In this tutorial I mostly focused on how to bring radiance through the foundation to give a natural glow, strategically placed strobing, and a pretty shimmery eyeshadow look. I’ve been digging rose gold lately so I used that palette as inspiration. This is definitely a look that can be worn for weddings, date nights, or a night out with the girls. You can also mattify it and wear it anytime! My favorite part of this whole look was using the gold highlighter on my bright pink lipstick. It definitely made the whole look pop and gave it a bit of attitude.”

You can mix in our Metallics with your foundation for a soft shimmer and overall glow. You can also use them to contour and highlight, as a fabulous eye shadow, or to make your lips look extra special like Janey.

5 Easy Ways to Instantly Look Younger

Makeup, we all know, can be a girl’s best friend. Within a few minutes you can erase a pimple, make your cheekbones more prominent, or enliven your tired eyes. Some of the best makeup secrets, though, are those that shave years off.

  1. The Beauty of Air – Using airbrush makeup is essential for a younger appearance. The water-based foundation mixes with air to create a truly flawless look that instantly minimizes fine lines and wrinkles.
  2. Make it Yellow – Pink-based foundations tend to bring out the redness in your skin. Try using a yellow-based foundation, instead. Not sure how to tell? We make it easy. Our odd-numbered foundations have a yellow base, and our even-numbered foundations have a pink undertone.
  3. It’s All About the Eyes – The eye area is key to your youthful glow. As women age, they tend to lose eyebrow hair, so be sure to fill in your brows. Feather the color onto the tails of your eyebrows, as that’s where hair loss usually focuses. Use a light-reflecting concealer around your eyes to instantly brighten them, and line the eyes with a soft color (such as brown or a nice taupe). Black eyeliner can look harsh and severe.
  4. Focus on the Apples – Many women tend to apply blush beneath their cheekbones. But, using a peach blush on the apples of your cheeks will bring back your spirited, youthful glow.
  5. Keep it Natural – For your lips, opt for lipstick shades that are as close to your natural lip as possible, or a shade darker. Dark lips can instantly make you look older.

What are your favorite makeup tips and tricks?