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The other day reader Styleezta asked for help applying
Here’s how I use ‘em to create my own shimmery, J. Lo-inspired glow.
But first, a little background. Both High Beam and Moon Beam have been around for years… Back in the day (uh, 1999), High Beam was my gateway highlighter drug. As soon as I saw that sexy, shimmery glow on my skin, I was hooked.
Ever since then I’ve had mad love for these liquid highlighters. They’re effortless to apply and to blend — totally fabulous for highlighting virgins.
A money-saving bonus? — There’s no need to throw down for an extra brush because these cuties come with a convenient applicator.
High Beam Brush
Doesn’t it look like a nail polish brush?
Used to apply the highlighters directly on the skin, the semi-firm brush head draws lines and dots with ease.
Swatches from left to right: High Beam, Moon Beam
It turns out these lines, dots and stripes are totes key to good application.
To start, I place some dots on my left temple, right temple and chin. Then, I swipe a stripe down the bridge of my nose. Next, on each cheekbone, I draw two short, parallel lines.
I usually do all of this on top of foundation and powder because I don’t have flawless skin. If you do, (jealous!) you can probably get away with applying to bare skin.
Where I place my dots and stripes
I end up looking a lil’ something like this:
Seriously, why are my nails so TRAGIC?
To finish, all I do is blend with my fingers until it’s completely absorbed into my skin, taking care to diffuse any visible edges.
Bingo! — an improv J. Lo glow in less than a minute.
Bonus tip: Have a liquid blush like Benefit Benetint ($28) or Posietint ($28) on hand? One cool thing I like to do is place two dots of blush inside parallel lines on my cheekbones. It adds a light flush to cheeks.
We’re in the midst of another hot one out here today…
Poor Tabs set up shop on the slightly cooler bathroom floor. The tiles must be a few degrees cooler than the carpet.
For the record, it’s hard to use the loo while a cat gives you dirty looks.
Speaking of hot stuff, Urban Decay just released some new holiday goodies on UrbanDecay.com. December seems so far away, but I don’t know if I can wait for Saint Nick to hook me up, LOL!
Is it too early to write a Christmas list?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. One more thing — Bath and Body Works just launched a new fragrance called P.S. I Love You. To promote the release they’re hosting a pretty heft $500 Bath and Body Works gift card giveaway. Imagine how much shower gel you could get with that bad boy…