A Serious Glow With Illamasqua

I am here for the glow. I really am. A glowing complexion is pretty much what I want all day every day, and this dreamy new duo from Illamasqua is giving me what I want. A glowy primer mixed with an illuminating foundation and then set with a reflective highlighter is my (not so secret) method for leaving my skin looking as glowing as possible. It’s a mix of the new Beyond Veil primer and then the beyond Powder in OMG.

Starting off with the Beyond Veil Primer primer, as all things should from now on. This is unlike anything I’ve tried before (which is always fun, as a serial makeup addict)!The original hydra veil was designed to be a hybrid between skincare and makeup, and meant to leave the skin prepped for makeup. This one has all of the hydration, but it has a really metallic finish in it so it has shimmer and hydration. It’s a cold and solid jelly texture, which needs to be scooped out with the tiny spatula and then smeared across the face. It feels actively wet on the skin when it’s first applied which is definitely unusual in when compared to other primers. It does leave the skin instantly feeling hydrated, so it’s not one for oilier skins I think.

Then there’s the Beyond highlighter in OMG. Oh, it’s so beautiful. I’ve mentioned it before right here but I’m definitely still loving it. The formula comes in several different shades, along with some deeper hues and a green (!) one. The powder is baked which means it’s soft and buttery, and it just blends into the skin so sheeny. It’s a little dusty when you swirl a brush around in the product, but on the skin it translates nicely. I tend to use a smaller brush and then dust it over the cheekbones, the brow bone and cupid’s bow. In the photo below it got caught in the autumn sunshine so it’s looking particularly blinding…

What are your favourite glowing products right now?

 

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