What makes tan skin look so beautiful isn’t necessarily the color, but the glow. Illuminators are awesome and a great substitute for a tan in the summer. If you’re looking to create a natural glow in your under-eye circles and cheekbones, or if you’re extra cautious about fair skin in the sun, you can create a glow effect with illuminators instead. The best part; you can buy illuminators or make your own from a few key ingredients you already have at home!
Take a little bit of your liquid foundation and add a nice shimmering eyeshadow to it. I recommend a light gold because it will bring more warmth into the illuminator. Loose powder will work for this too. All you do is scrape a small amount – about the size of your pinky nail – into the foundation. Be careful not to over-do the shimmer because this will lead to your skin looking oily. Too much glow isn’t a good thing!
If you’d rather buy an illuminator to test out first, here’s some of my favorite brands:
Have you ever used an illuminator?
Photo Credits: Harper’s Bazaar, Woman’s Day
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