I suppose if I really wanted an authentic candlelit glow I could walk around with a candle up next to my face, but talk about a big pain in the @ss, right? And dangerous too!
No problem. The new Urban Decay Urbanglow Cream Highlighters ($24 each) are safer than open flames but just as illuminating.
UD packed these four cute compacts in Wicked, Sin, Brown Sugar and Moonshine with pearly glows and pigment to spare.
They kinda work like spotlights for the skin. Just pat on cheeks, at your temples, down the bridge of your nose or at the inner corners of your eyes for an instantly brighter outlook and a luminescent glow. They apply smoothly to bare skin, or on top of liquid foundations or tinted moisturizer, but I don’t recommend them for use atop powder foundations. When I tried, they looked kinda cakey.
I’ve been wearing Wicked (the shimmery pink) and Sin (the shimmery champagne) on particularly rough days when I haven’t gotten enough sleep the night before because they’re pretty good at quickly faking wide-awake eyes.
Sin (left) and Wicked (right)
From the left on NC35 skin: Wicked and Sin
Wicked on my cheeks and Sin on my eyes
MAC makes something similar with their Cream Colour Base, which I love for its long wear time. I think Urbanglow’s thinner texture makes it a little easier to blend, but it also likes to migrate into my fine lines (boo!).
The Urbanglows deliver a strong look I like to call my “party glow,” LOL! It’s super shimmery, bold and true to Urban Decay’s style — a strong highlighted look with lots of sparkle and shine (ideal for parties or nights out with your girls); however, if you prefer a softer, subtler glow, the lovely MAC CCBs might be a better choice.
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: LOVE these Urbanglows for a strong, shimmery highlighted look, but their thin texture might lead to migration issues, especially on babes with oily skin. Available at Urban Decay counters and online at Urbandecay.com. Grade: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,