Who says winter skin has to be dull and lacklustre? I’ve always a big fan of anything shimmery and bright, at any time of year. One of my all time favourite products is Benefit High Beam, it adds a radiant glow to any look. When I saw the new Body Shop 3 Step Radiance Routine I just had to give it a go, and I wasn’t disappointed.
1. Highlight & Conceal with Lightening Touch Universal Highlighter* £14 – a universal shade that will add light to any look or skin tone. It’s a rosy, pink shimmer that is perfect for illumining eyes, brow bones and cheekbones. I find it gives my skin a fresh glowing look, it’s light defusing properties helping to revive the skin from signs of fatigue. It reminds me a lot of Benefit’s High Beam, however slightly easier to use with the pen-tip applicator. I’ve been using this product everyday and would thoroughly recommend it.
2. Illuminate with Brush On* £14 – the shade I have used here is the ‘Brush on Sunshine’. My favourite of the three shades in this range. It’s perfect for medium skin tones and has shimmery gorgeous corals and pinks. The idea is to sweep all over the face to add a glow of sunshine, however I usually stick to my cheeks and a light brush over my forehead and chin as I don’t want to overdo it and have shimmer everywhere. Less is more with this product, it’s subtle and gives a really warm sunshine glow to any look.
3. Sculpt with Shimmer Waves* £16 – I haven’t quite mastered contouring yet, to be honest I’ve been using this as more of a blush and swirling the colours together over my cheekbone. The Body Shop’s make up artist tip is to create a shadow using the darkest shades on the lower part of the cheeks to contour and to bring light by applying the lighter shades to the cheekbones and forehead. Either way this product works well to dimension to the face and a bit of colour to those dull winter days. As you can see from the picture, my Shimmer Waves in Coral has been well loved as I use it daily.
These shades are now out at The Body Shop and are well worth checking out.
What products do you use in the colder months for a more radiant look?