Wednesday, July 15, 2015

STROBING: Products to Help Luminate Your Skin

Strobing is one of the season’s hottest makeup techniques. I have seen it everywhere I look- magazine articles, Social Media feeds, etc. and it caught my interest for sure. It appears to be easier than contouring for some and truly appears to highlight your features.

"The name ‘Strobing’ is new, but the technique itself is not. Strobing is great for minimalists and it doesn't take as much experience as contouring. The technique is less artistry. You only need your fingers and a great highlighter," says L'Oréal Paris Celebrity Makeup Artist, Sir John.

Below is a curated list of top products to master this coveted luminous and glowing look...

PREP THE FACE

It’s important to start with skincare that helps create a luminous complexion. You feel a little sexier when your skin has a nice glow. I like something that’s rich in texture or has SPF to help give skin a light reflective quality.” – L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Makeup Artist, Sir John

By Terry Cellularose Hydradiance Serum

This intensely hydrating serum and radiance booster targets the skin’s irrigation system to reactivate the radiance. The skin is “reset” as soon as the serum is applied for a brighter over-all look. This serum instantly provides soothing hydration to even the most dehydrated and lifeless skin.

Price: $116, Available at B-glowing.com





L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Skin Illuminator All-in-One Moisturizer

NEW Youth Code Skin Illuminator All-in-One Moisturizer is a daily treatment designed to provide women with everything needed to combat fatigue and uneven skin tone, in just one step. Upon application, the capsules act to help match skin tone perfectly, and give skin an instant glow going on to correct signs of fatigue, erasing dark circles, and illuminating dull tones in just minutes.

Price: $17.99, Available at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide




Meaningful Beauty® Antioxidant Day Crème SPF 20 Broad Spectrum

This lightweight day crème is fortified with the Exclusive Microencapsulated Melon Complex action vitamin C, Bearberry extract and broad-spectrum SPF. A cocktail of powerful antioxidants, it works to brighten the complexion to create the perfect canvas for strobing.

Price: $45, sold separately by calling 1-877-383-1212 or available at MeaningfulBeauty.com as part of the 5-piece New Advanced System ($39.95 plus s/h for 30 day supply). Preferred Customer: $34.95



Proactiv+ Liquid SPF

The Proactiv+ Liquid SPF is an ultra-weightless and fast absorbing sunscreen that helps to boost skin’s radiance, even skin tone and moisturize for a silky smooth, matte finish. The SPF 15 sunscreen helps protect skin without clogging pores, offering sun protection without a heavy, sticky or white residue. Suitable for all skin types, the Liquid SPF incorporates bisabolol, an antioxidant that helps alleviate redness and blotchiness caused by irritation, witch hazel to help minimize the appearance of pores, and a mulberry, green tea and peptide blend to help promote bright skin, radiant-looking skin.

Price: $34.95 for regular shipment members, Retail Price (Non-Member): $56.00, Available at proactivcatalog.com or by calling 1-888-710-2161



LOOKING FOR LIQUID?


I love a cream or liquid illuminator because you can easily apply with a finger. I always apply with my ring finger because it’s the weakest finger that picks up the least amount of product. To apply, start with the high point of the cheekbone, center of the nose, followed by above the Cupid’s bow. You can apply down the center or the face and even on the collarbone to usher in more light. With a liquid, you can easily build and blend to create the perfect, pearlescent look. ” – L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Makeup Artist, Sir John

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops

Custom Cover Drops are the perfect base for a luminous look. They are pure pigments that allow you to customize any product in your beauty regimen and control the level of coverage, making them ideal for Strobing. Custom Cover Drops can be mixed with anything liquid – moisturizers, serums, oils, primers, foundations, and more – to turn them into custom makeup. These revolutionary drops feature Flash Fusion™ technology, so as soon as you drop, everything but the pure pigment flashes off, weightlessly transforming your favorite beauty product in the palm of your hand. It’s simple to use – just place your favorite luminizing moisturizer into the palm of your hand, DROP in Custom Cover Drops, MIX with your fingertips and TRANSFORM into perfect customized coverage, from a sheer tint (1 drop) to a full coverage foundation (4 drops).

Price: $44, Available in 24 shades at Sephora, Sephora.com and CoverFX.com



L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator

With specially formulated technology for true high-intensity results and a pearlescent finish, the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator brightens the skin instantly from within. Light-reflecting liquids glide on to refresh and enhance the complexion for a luminous result.

Price: $12.99, Available at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide





Urban Decay NAKED Skin Beauty Balm in Illuminating

Introducing NAKED Skin Beauty Balm in Illuminating – with the same amazing benefits as the original lightweight all-in-one formula, it contains champagne-colored pearls that give skin a gorgeous, radiant look. Use it to “strobe” key features under foundation, or on your entire face for an all-over glow. Like the existing shades, NAKED Illuminating blurs flaws in seconds, provides serious anti-aging benefits in just 8 weeks, and diffuses light with high-tech pigments to give you amazing, natural, NAKED-looking skin as it perfects, protects, treats, primes and hydrates. The formula contains Pepha®-Protect (derived from watermelon extract), which is rich in vitamins, and amino acids like citrulline that help guard skin against daily stress. High-tech ingredients like Vitasource™ and dGlyage® firm skin, improve elasticity and provide measurable anti-aging benefits. SPF 20 shields skin from sun damage, while optical blurring pigments diffuse light to blur flaws.

Price: $34, Available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s, Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com




PREFER A POWDER?



FLOWER Glisten Up! Highlighter Chubby

Get your glow on with this new sheer illuminating highlighter for cheekbones and eyes. The silky formula provides a brightening effect and luxurious finish as it perfectly lights up the face with a subtle sheen. Can be used over makeup or alone for a natural glow. Shades: Pearl Shimmer, Gold Coaster, Honey Bronze

Price: $9.98, Available at Walmart and Walmart.com



Laura Geller Baked Gelato Illuminator

Brighten your natural beauty with this innovative illuminator. The hybrid texture applies like a sheer powder but feels like a cream, creating a translucent wash of luminous color that can be swept all over the face, leaving skin looking healthy and radiant with a luminous finish. A fresh 3-D design captures the look of your favorite Italian dessert, and lasts until the very last application. Like all of the Baked products, Baked Gelato begins as swirls of liquid pigments that are baked for 24 hours on terracotta tiles and finished by hand in Italy. Because Baked products are made without additional fillers or binder, the colors are more vibrant and feel weightless on the skin. Available in two shades: Gilded Honey (effervescent caramel honey) and Ballerina (candlelit, warm rose gold).

Price: $26, Available at ULTA and LauraGeller.com



L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator

The first multi-use pressed powder to act as a blush, highlighting and illuminating powder with a luminous velvety glow. It is perfect for every skin tone and can be used all over the face or to accent contours. The formula is based on undertone to enhance and harmonize the tone while adding the accent of light and glow in more of a highlighting and blushing effect.

Price: $12.99, Available at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide

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